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2018 Jubilee Poster

The Jubilee Sankofa Bird

Thursday, September 20th 2018

We are incredibly excited to announce a special collaboration between the Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture and local Columbia artist Dogon Krigga to create a distinctive design for the 40th Anniversary of this important festival. Dogon's artist statement Dogon Krigga began making digital art with a distinct purpose...

Historic Jubilee Photo

Jubilee Turned 40 in 2018

By: Lois Carlisle, Consulting Historian

Thursday, September 13th 2018

2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the Jubilee: Festival of Black History and Culture, making it the longest-running festival in recent Columbia history. Since 1978, Columbians have gathered on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site at the corner of Richland and Marion streets to celebrate African American culture, cuisine and...

Kindred the Family Soul

Meet the 2018 Jubilee Headliner

Thursday, July 26th 2018

We're excited to announce this year's Jubilee headliner: Kindred the Family Soul, a neo soul duo consisting of Fatin Dantsler and Aja Graydon, who have been married for 17 years. The Philadelphia-based couple first started recording in 2003 for their album Surrender to Love. It launched their career with several...