Danielle, Darren and Tiffany

Danielle, Darren and Tiffany soaking in black culture @ The 5th Annual Saint Louis African American Artifacts Festival and Bazaar Saturday @ Crown Square

I am quietly ashamed to say that I had never attended the Annual Saint Louis African American Artifacts Festival and Bazaar before Saturday – and this was the fifth year. After making my way to Crown Square Plaza (across from Crown Candy Kitchen) Saturday afternoon, I will add it to my annual musts! It was two blocks of blackness along 14th Street and St. Louis Avenue with a stage smack dab in the middle. And when Spirit of Angela got busy with their African Dance set, it had me ready to sign up for classes. Especially when they invited folks from the crowd to join in and everybody they randomly tapped went to work when the drummers got busy. The strangers could have easily joined the troupe and not missed a step. Watching this had me seriously considering hiring a personal Dunham Technique tutor. The whole event was awesome – and while I hate I’d never been before now, trust that I’ll do my best to never miss again.

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