Liberia is the focus of this year's KUUMBA Festival, presented by Appalachian African American Arts, Inc. June 28-July 1. Hawa Ware of Knoxville's own Palavah Hut will be the featured artist. I had the pleasure of writing about her and her Liberian way with cooking greens, learned from her father, in this column:
The Palavah Hut Steams Up Beloved Food Memories by Rose Kennedy
Ware's husband Armaa Johnson will host the accompanying film festival, which will feature his own Looka Us documentary.
For lots more information, including a cash prize talent contest and information for potential vendors: