The Afrikan Marketplace

Peace! Black business owners & artists in #NOLA - On December 18, BlackStar Books and Caffe will be hosting an Afrikan Marketplace @ The Village in Algiers. Our community is dedicated to spending holiday dollars w/ our own, & this will be a great chance to fellowship w/ our families & network. The marketplace will also feature a children's and family craft workshop presented by Young Audiences and The Village. If you are interested in selling @ the marketplace, please email blackstarcaffe@gmail.com ASAP & spread the word. Vendor tables are only $20 and we would like to present this event on a weekly basis. #fistup!


Liberation Lounge: The Hip Hop Soul Session Pt. 2

Uhuru! Every second and fourth Sunday of the month, BlackStar Books and Cafe hosts an open mic and live music event featuring local artists, guest performers, and a place for us to feel at home and commune with one another. The Caffe serves fresh, hot Afrikan coffee, delicious san'miches, smoothies, and pastries while poets, singers, rappers, and other talented brothers and sisters share their gifts.

Join BlackStar Books and Caffe for our next Liberation Lounge, The Hip Hop Soul Session Pt. 2, on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 7pm. New Orleans soul singer Suave will be performing songs from his EP The Hip Hop Soul Revival live with our house band, The Mighty Mighty BlackStar Bangas. Other performers include Truth Universal, Knowledge Born, David X, Exquisite, and Abu T. Sankara, plus Babatunde Omowale. Local jewelry designer, Eklektik Ekhos, will also have some of her pieces on display and for sale. #fistup

Open mic begins at 7pm AST (Afrikan Standard Time). Poets, singers, and hip-hop artists welcome. Cover: $5