Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival, #41

Venerable Durham, North Carolina cultural arts festival Bimbé enters its 41st year, tomorrow, Saturday, May 22, at the CCB Plaza downtown.

1976 looks to have been a good year, with three Carolina Soul outfits on the bill, Blue Steam and Duracha, both of Durham, and the allegedly never-recorded Black Genesis of Raleigh. (Newspaper advertisement comes from The Carolina Times.)

Full line-up for 2010, also promising, is below. More details at http://www.ci.durham.nc.us/departments/parks/bimbe_index.cfm.

12 p.m. - Procession of Elders (Led by the Magic of African Rhythms)
Presentation by African American Dance Ensemble

12:45 p.m. - Special Presentations
Patricia Taborn’s Modeling Agency
Winner of Poetry Slam Contest
Campus Hills Angels

1:30 p.m. - Dezrick Dixon (Gospel)

2 p.m. - Mixed Water featuring Veeda (Jazz)

2:45 p.m. - Ohenemma (African music)

3 p.m. - Rough Draft (Old Skool)

4 p.m. - Casino Crisis and Lil Y.I.T.

4:45 p.m. - Crucial Fiya (Reggae)

5:30 p.m. - TA Grady Steppers

5:45 p.m. - Tyrand (R&B)

6:45 p.m. - Brian Dawson’s DJ Musical Medley

7:30 p.m. - Feature Headliner Act: Special Ed and Slick Rick

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