Amplifying Black Voices in Family Music
Sept 19 & 20 • 3-5 pm ET / noon-2 pm PT
Kukuza is Swahili for amplify, and this festival is here to amplify Black voices with a spectacular lineup of Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated artists with live performances across a range of genres for the entire family, including Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr, Alphabet Rockers, Pierce Freelon, and more. RSVP and see the full lineup here.
Kukuza Fest is powered by WEE Nation Radio in association with the Family Music Forward Collective. Save the date and share with friends!
Become a Kukuza Sponsor!
Your sponsorship will support our amazing artists, and provide seed money for more initiatives designed to amplify Black voices and make Family Music more inclusive for all. Your sponsorship will also support the growth of WEE Nation Radio, a free 24/7 online family music radio station featuring Jazz, Hip Hop, World Music and more which typically are not included in mainstream radio and media.
Be part of our effort to make Family Music more inclusive. JOIN US AS A SPONSOR TODAY!
Your sponsorship will help fund
programs and strategies to accelerate Black artists at any stage of their careers
production grants for Black Family Music creators
advocacy efforts to make Family Music more inclusive and diverse
Or make a tax-deductible donation
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Funds Donated So Far
Fundraising Goal: $60,000
Changemakers for Racial Equity
The Family Music Forward Collective brings together a diverse group of individuals who care about Family Music.
We are committed to transforming Family Music by supporting Black artists, children, and communities and by dismantling individual, institutional, and systemic racial bias within the industry.
We envision a time when Black artists will have equitable visibility, opportunity and compensation within the Family Music industry, and when all children and families will have access to performers and music that welcome, reflect and celebrate them. We believe that liberation of Black artists and families is liberation for all.
FMF members and collaborators:
WEE Nation Radio (Devin Walker, Lolita Walker), Shine & the Moonbeams (Shawana Kemp), SaulPaul, Pierce Freelon, Alphabet Rockers (Tommy Shepherd, Kaitlin McGaw), One World Chorus (Aaron Nigel Smith), 123 Andres (Andrés Salguero, Christina Sanabria), Little Miss Ann (Ann Torralba), Karen Kalafatas, Mil’s Trills (Amelia Robinson), Alastair Moock and Brittany Parker