The primary purpose of the Healing Arts In Nature Festival weekend is to experience a different reality and to create a new narrative conceptualized in the theme of “A Village Re-Imagined”! The festival highlights the intersection between Art, Nature, Organic Agriculture, Healing, Socially Responsible behavior, and Civic Engagement. The Healing Arts In Nature Festival is profoundly inspired by the life and works of multigenous George Washington Carver who brilliantly embodied Science and Art.
The 3-day festival begins on Friday September 13th with an Art Exhibit and Reception featuring the extraordinary work of Carole Bandy Carson, a local but nationally respected visual artist; andon Saturday September 14th the festival opens with Nyeemah SoulSayer orchestrating a “sound bath”, an experience with indigenous instruments that reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and promotes wellbeing; other genres of live music include classical jazz, with Bilal Sunni Ali and the Love Song Ensemble; reggae, with Bayou Dred of Louisiana; southern soul,with Angel Faye Russell and the Uncut Funk Band, and futuristic innovations in pop culture featuring Starship, a youthful band all the way from Chicago; experiential workshops will stimulate new thoughts and teach new skills; the Melanin Market place promotes group economics and supports vendors, and small business ventures. Healing Arts practitioners are available to provide noninvasive experiences in massage, yoga, reiki, tai chi, and a cooking demonstration from the organic garden to the table, and more.
The festival’s reach spans throughout the Southeast region of the U.S.; to faculty and students from Tuskegee University, Alabama State, Auburn, Troy, and other Alabama universities. This fun-filled educational family event has something for everyone, including a Children’s Corner where hands-on nature activities will be coordinated by student volunteers from Tuskegee University.
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