KANZI FEST 2019

KANZI FEST 2019

Learn The Culture.
KANZI FEST 2019

KANZI FEST 2019

Love The Culture.
KANZI FEST 2019

KANZI FEST 2019

Live The Culture.

Event Date & Time

September 27 & 28, 2019
@7:30 pm & 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Event Location

2150 Country Place Pkwy.
Pearland, TX 77584, USA

Special Guest Performance

MYOA

SoPoJa Queen

MYOA is a Singer/Songwriter whose musical journey has catapulted her from the beautiful coast of West Africa to the Queen’s land in England UK, and finally to the rich musical land  of the USA. In the words of Myoa, which means “God brings joy,” “I was created to inspire and impact certain truths and to give joy to people who listen to my music.” The eldest of three, Myoa began singing in school choirs, competitions and concerts as a young child, penning her first song at the age of 9. “I used to organize mini singing concerts with my sisters and write poems on the blackboard in our dining room.” Although her deep-seeded desire for a career in music continued, she opted for a traditional career path and headed off to pursue a college degree. It was while studying at the University of Plymouth in South West England that she honed her songwriting and keyboard skills and discovered her individuality and purpose. “I spent a lot of my spare time in my room writing music on my keyboard when I wasn’t around the social circle. I became comfortable and confident in who I was and who I wanted to be.” Upon graduation, Myoa pursued a career in finance and settled into a lifestyle filled with stability and structure, but lacked what she loved most: her music. Feeling there was more to life than number crunching as an accountant, Myoa opted for another path. Resigning from her job, she packed her bags (along with her Master’s Degree; Chartered Certified Qualification in Finance) and decided to explore opportunities to study music in the USA, the sunny, palm tree riddled streets of Los Angeles CA to be exact!
Enrolling at Hollywood California’s heralded Musicians Institute, Myoa dove in head first, learning the art of vocal performance and music production and landing a highly coveted internship at the world’s largest music company, Universal Music Group. The rest is history…

Myoa sees greater benefit in creating her own lane in the music business than trying to imitate the rifts and runs of today’s pop and r&b superstars. “I can’t be someone that I’m not. My voice and my music comes from God and there’s no sense in trying to sing songs that don’t speak to me or reflect what’s in my soul.” Often compared to the likes of Basia and Des’ree both of whom enjoyed World Wide acclaim and success. Produced by Nigerian musical genius Cobhams Asuquo and co-written by Myoa Sobamowo. Myoa, believes that recording her first album,

Beautiful Journey, “validates all my hard work as an independent artist.” Sure the business is changing, but Myoa loves to take risks. “Music has been embedded in me and so it’s hard for me to imagine life without listening to music, singing or writing. I usually tell myself to keep going; it will all be worth it. I call it faith, and that’s what drives me.”

Currently residing in Houston, TX  and quickly amassing a local following, Myoa performs live with her band at acclaimed venues including The House of Blues and Fitzgeralds.

MYOA will perform on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 9:00 p.m.

MYOA'S LATEST VIDEO

MORE EVENT PERFORMERS

Los Hijos Del Son – Cuban Music

Performing 9/28 @ 7:00 p.m.
Genre: Afro-Cuban (Salsa, Bachata, Rhumba...)

Demola

Performing 9/28 @ 5:30 p.m.
Genre: Afrobeats, Pop, HipHop, and Reggae Fusion and delivers amazing Violin covers.

BLAZE X BLACK

Performing 9/28 @ 4:30 p.m.
Genre: Alternative HipHop

The SAMY Jo Band

Performing 9/28 @ 3:00 p.m.
Genre: Country, Blues & Rock!

Highlights


Each year at KANZI Fest we take you around the world to the mother continent, Africa, and her Diaspora.

This year, we take you to Nigeria, LIberia, Cuba, America, and the Caribbean to hear the sounds of Country, Rock, Blues, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Afrobeats, Salsa, Merengue, Batacha, Soca, Reggae, and more!

We are featuring a Nnegest Likke film for our Friday night Movie Under The Stars, Everything But A Man

Catch Everything But A Man on Friday, September, 27, 2019, 9:00 p.m. at Southdown Park Amphitheater on the lawn.  Admission is FREE!


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Movie Under The Stars

Pricing

Have a Great Time and Support Black Economic Development!

 

$20

Concert Lawn Seating

Bring your lawn chairs/blankets and picnic baskets and enjoy the live music lineup from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.!
Purchase Tickets

$5

Wakandaland

Let your little ones have a fun-filled day with Princess Shuri, Black Panther, African Martial Arts, Arts & Crafts, Storytelling, Face Painting, and more!
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$45

VIP Tent

Enjoy the wonderful sounds of the KANZI Fest lineup with preferred seating from the VIP Tent with Hors D’Oeuvres and drinks!
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$5

Rhythmic Movements

West African Dance Exercise with the wonderful Intuitive African Drum and Dance Culuture.
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$5

Trap Yoga

Yep, you read right! Yoga and Trap Music! You really don’t want to miss this. Come ready for the downward dog with @BoldnFit!
Purchase Tickets

$55

VIP Adult All Access

Includes admission to the Movie Under the Stars, West African Dance Exercise, Trap Yoga and Concert VIP Tent.
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$40

Adult All Access

Includes admission to the Movie Under the Stars, West African Dance Exercise, Trap Yoga and Concert Lawn Seating.
Purchase Tickets

$50

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Standard Vendor Spaces Are Going Fast!

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Shopping

Support our vendors in the Makola Market from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Food
  • Merchandise
  • Services

Food & Beverages

On Saturday, enjoy wonderful foods of the Diaspora at our Makola Market!

If you would prefer that we worry about the food and beverages, purchase a VIP Tent ticket for the concert!

Dress Code

Come comfortable with a touch of African chic!

Children should bring bathing suits to enjoy the splash pad at Wakandaland.

Parking

Parking will be available on the street, as well as on the far end of the park.

Please do not block residents in the Southdown community.

Accomodation

With help of the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau, we have teamed up with the Sleep Inn & Suites Pearland – Houston South at 1908 Country Place Pkwy, Pearland, TX 77584, 

Call (832) 230-3000 to book and let them know that you are a KANZI Fest attendee for special rates.

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Sponsors

This project is supported by a City of Pearland Cultural Arts Grant program from the City of Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 

About us

Kemetyu Global Economic Development Corporation’s purpose is to serve as a community and economic development corporation with a special interest in communities and peoples who have been traditionally underserved and/or excluded from the resources required to pursue the American dream and contribute to the overall economic and workforce development of the USA.

Our mission is “To empower people of African descent to shape their own future and enhance their overall quality of life by creating and facilitating a dynamic framework for growth and development.”

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