Weekend event: Malxom X Festival in downtown Greenville promises fun, music, culture

Greenville’s Malcolm X Center for Self Determination and WMXP 95.5FM Community Radio joins the national celebration this weekend of the 96th anniversary of the birth of human rights advocate Malcolm X.

The center’s annual festival will be held Sunday in Greenville’s Cleveland Park, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Malcolm X Fest is an Afrikan flavored family affair featuring live hip hop, gospel, jazz, blues, spoken word artists.

“All are welcome to this Afrikan centered day of food, fun, music, dance, crafts, edutainment, and vendors,” said Efia Nwangaza, one of the organizers.

This year, the festival is hosted by Rhonda Rollins, Uplift Greenville, featuring Michael Moore & Friends, Ray Mapp, RaSoul, The Hypnotic Band, Raymond Pearson & Rayz12able, Imani Afrikan Dance School & Troupe, Zwadi, Min. Glenn MaGee & Allen Memorial Tai Chi Crew, The Last Disciple, Rosetta Kerns Gospel Choir, Ashley Pasker, Donna Martin, and others.

Greenville’s Malcolm X Human Rights Center and WMXP -95.5fm- Community Radio, are both grassroots, community-based, volunteer-staffed, owned and operated since 1991.