Festival Sundiata: Call for Volunteers and Save-the-Date

Date: 
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Seattle Center

Seattle Center Festál presents Festival Sundiata: Black Arts Fest in partnership with Sundiata African American Cultural Association (SAACA). The festival focuses on intergenerational activities and promotion of traditional and contemporary African American heritage, showcasing local entertainment, photography, food merchants, historical exhibits, and more!

The ACLU-WA is proud to be a presenting sponsor of this year's festival, held during Juneteenth weekend. Festival organizers are seeking volunteers for various roles.

Festival Sundiata (pronounced: Soon-jah-tah), is the longest running African American festival celebrated in the Pacific Northwest and Seattle, holding its first festival in 1980. The festival is named in honor of the Sundiata Keita, the historic and legendary Mansa (King of Kings) of the Mali Empire in West Africa. King Sundiata rescued his people’s griot and created one of the most significant cultural and economic kingdoms in Africa.