Scenes from the 2018 African Festival of the Arts

Drummers use djimbe, dunun, kpanlogo, conga and other types of African drums as they perform in the Drum Village of the African Festival of the Arts in Washington Park, Sunday, Sept. 2. – Marc Monaghan


The 29th Annual African Festival of the Arts was held during Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, in Washington Park, 5100 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Drumming performances, selling of artifacts, live music and children’s programming were featured on the festival grounds. Headline performers included Keyshia Cole, Angela Winbush, Shaggy, Twista, Shawnna and the Chosen Few DJs.