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FESTIVAL | A.B.O.V.E. Afrikan American Festival 

The 9th annual A.B.O.V.E. Afrikan American Festival will fill Highland Bowl Park with a day of music, dance, activities, and education. A.B.O.V.E. is an organization that focuses on building pride and self-esteem among Rochester's black community. There will be live performances from Jamall Youngblood featuring Northeast Flow, a group that plays Funk, R&B, Blues, and Jazz; gospel artists Rebekah Reid and Rickey Harvey Jr.; Aceyon Owens, who performs spoken word; and more. The event "Taking Care of Our Health" will be held at the festival, offering education on ways to stay active and healthy.

The Afrikan American Festival will take place at Highland Bowl Park, 1200 South Avenue, on Saturday, August 6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 935-1068, or visit


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