Join the MAC for our Inaugural pre-Juneteenth celebration featuring afrobeats and other musical vibes from the African diaspora by Oluwafemi, Juneteenth storytelling from Temple University professors of African American Studies, Dr. Aaron Smith & Dr. Amari Johnson, and details on some great local black-owned businesses that you should know about and support!
When you combine classic rhythms, soul, and funk with world fusions you get the DJ vibe of Femi. As a Nigerian artist and well-known performer on the International club scene, Oluwafemi has created an electric combination that brings high energy excitement to audiences across the US, Africa and Europe.
Dr. Aaron X. Smith
Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University. He has been recognized as a dynamic and innovative speaker, educator, artist, and facilitator who utilizes his vast wealth of knowledge, uncanny energy, and unique oratorical abilities to translate hip-hop culture into a universal language of leadership, learning, and love. His innovative, artistic presentation style has gained him the name, “The Rapping Professor”.
Dr. Amari Johnson
Amari Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University at Texas at Austin. His work includes maroonage, community autonomy, and the development of independent Black educational institutions.