Asheville Goombay Festival

Asheville Goombay Festival Goombay Festival is The YMI Cultural Center's annual celebration of African and Caribbean culture in Western North Carolina.
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09/18/2019

Asheville are you ready! Goombay 💃 is almost here 😁 s/o KVN for the drop 💪🏽. Presented by the YMI Cultural Center

09/18/2019
Goombay 2019 • Sept 20 - 22

Asheville you ready? Goombay Asheville 2019 is only 2 days away...Share this post with your friends and Meet US there!

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09/17/2019

Asheville Goombay Festival's cover photo

Asheville Goombay Festival's cover photo
09/16/2019

Asheville Goombay Festival's cover photo

The 2019 Goombay Festival  Music Schedule!••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Friday: Back 2 The Block! ••••••••••••••••••••...
09/15/2019

The 2019 Goombay Festival Music Schedule!
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• Friday: Back 2 The Block! •
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5p | Drum Circle
7p | Free Flow
8:30 | Reggae Infinity
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• Saturday Day: The Grill Off •
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12pm | Westsound
1pm | Local Spotlight Ft. Shenita Jackson x The Majorettes x Soliel Leblanc
2pm | Magenta Sunshine
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• Saturday Evening: The Block Party! •
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4pm BLOCK 1 | Hip Hop + R&B
Ft. Ponkinhead x Instant Satisfaction XOP x Virtuous x @KGE x Yung Zion x 1NE 5iVE x Po'folk
6pm BLOCK 2 | Funk Your Night Up
Ft. Leeda Lyric Jones + Sax Diva Leisha J
9pm BLOCK 3 | Afro Caribbean Dance Party
AVL's Hottest Dj's!
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•• Official Goombay '19 After Party FRI + SAT 10 - 2 | @ AT THE YMI! ••
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Asheville Goombay Festival
09/15/2019

Asheville Goombay Festival

Asheville Goombay Festival's cover photo
09/15/2019

Asheville Goombay Festival's cover photo

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09/14/2019

Asheville Goombay Festival's cover photo

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09/09/2019

Asheville Goombay Festival's cover photo

Asheville Goombay Festival's cover photo
09/09/2019

Asheville Goombay Festival's cover photo

Calling all Performing Artist!!! (Bands, Dancers, Musicians, Singers, Rappers, Mimes, etc.) If anyone is interested in b...
08/31/2019

Calling all Performing Artist!!! (Bands, Dancers, Musicians, Singers, Rappers, Mimes, etc.)

If anyone is interested in being a performer for the 2019 Goombay Celebration, "Bringing it Back to the Block".. Please inbox us with your contact information and the type of Performing Artistry that you will be displaying. If possible please include a link to a video of you performing.

You can also email your information to:
[email protected]

Goombay Celebration - “Bringing it Back to the Block”- September 20, 21, and 22(Asheville, NC) - Goombay Celebration, wi...
08/31/2019

Goombay Celebration - “Bringing it Back to the Block”- September 20, 21, and 22

(Asheville, NC) - Goombay Celebration, with the theme of “Bringing it Back to the Block,” will be held on Market Street in downtown Asheville on Friday, September 20 from 5 pm -10 pm; Saturday, September 21 from 10 am - 10 pm; and Sunday, September 22 from 10 am - 5 pm. The free three-day event will feature all-local vendors and performers.

Goombay Celebration, which is a partnership between the YMI Cultural Center and the Just Folks Organization, will be held in place of the YMI’s annual Goombay Festival which will
return for it’s 40th Anniversary in 2020. The theme of “Bringing it Back to the Block” refers to the fact that Goombay Celebration will be held in the festival’s original location.

As one of the oldest (if not the oldest) African American cultural centers in the country, the YMI Cultural Center holds the history of Asheville’s Black community, while also
supporting and illuminating Black contributions being made today. “The Goombay Celebration will be community-centered,” says YMI Executive Director Dewana Little, “and
will highlight the immense amount of Black talent we have here in the city.”

Goombay Celebration partners are LEAF Community Arts, Garnet Prose + Projects, Asheville FM, and Bhramari Brewing Company. Bhramari recently released “Umquombothi,” a traditional African beer, in anticipation of Goombay Celebration. The beer was created with Rayburn Farms, a Black-owned farm, and Riverbend Malt.

For more information, visit ymiculturalcenter.org. (Events tab "Goombay")

If you are interested in being a vendor at this year's Goombay Celebration, please complete the form below. "Food Vendor...
08/31/2019
2019 GOOMBAY CELEBRATION

If you are interested in being a vendor at this year's Goombay Celebration, please complete the form below. "Food Vendors" Please note that the Buncombe County Health Department's "Temporary Food vendor" application deadline is September 6, 2019

Asheville Goombay Festival's cover photo
08/31/2019

Asheville Goombay Festival's cover photo

TONIGHT The release of the Goombay beer!!! Pull up Asheville this is going to be fun!!!
08/15/2019

TONIGHT The release of the Goombay beer!!! Pull up Asheville this is going to be fun!!!

06/11/2019
Blogger Aisha Adams

Blogger Aisha Adams

Sooooo my lover and I partnered with Asheville GreenWorks to bring awarness to the important issue of recycling. We Challenge you to #FlipYourLid

Equity Over Everything
06/02/2019
Equity Over Everything

Equity Over Everything

The Juneteenth Celebration is the oldest known holiday that celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. This year, our celebration emphasizes obtaining equity as a pivotal next step in securing the future of African Americans. The Martin Luther King Association, along with its partners, will provide educational outreach pertaining to social equity, home ownership, and entrepreneurship.

Doodle: Taste of Black Asheville
02/08/2019
Doodle: Taste of Black Asheville

Doodle: Taste of Black Asheville

Calling all caterers of color. This is a planning meeting for the "Taste of Black Asheville" ticketed dinners as a part of our "365 Days of Black History: Merging the Past with the Present" Please come out and plan with us and lets get this on the YMICC's schedule.

YMI Cultural Center
02/05/2019

YMI Cultural Center

• On December 19, 1875, historian Carter G. Woodson was born to poor, land-owning, former slaves in New Canton, Virginia.

• During the 1890s, he hired himself out as a laborer, drove a garbage truck, worked in coal mines, and attended high school

• 1903 he earned a B.L. degree from Berea College, Kentucky

• In the early 1900s, he taught black youth in West Virginia.

• 1908, he received an M.A. degree in History, Romance languages, and Literature

• 1912 - Earned his doctorate in history from Harvard University.

• 1915, Woodson published his first book, The Education of the Negro.

• 1916, Launched The Journal of Negro History, now The Journal of African American History.

• 1918, Published A Century of Negro Migration and became the principal of Armstrong Manual Training School, Washington, D.C.

• 1919-1920, he was the Dean of Howard University’s School of Liberal Arts

• 1920-1922 he served as a Dean at West Virginia Collegiate Institute. In 1921, he published The History of the Negro Church and founded the Associated Publishers, Inc.
• 1922, he published the first edition of his popular The Negro in Our History.

• 1926, he launched Negro History Week. By the early 1930s, Woodson relied upon black communities throughout the country to maintain his organization’s activities

• 1937, he created The Negro History Bulletin.

Doodle: Taste of Black Asheville
02/05/2019
Doodle: Taste of Black Asheville

Doodle: Taste of Black Asheville

Calling all caterers of color. This is a planning meeting for the "Taste of Black Asheville" ticketed dinners as a part of our "365 Days of Black History: Merging the Past with the Present" Please come out and plan with us and lets get this on the YMICC's schedule.

01/18/2019
YMI Cultural Center

YMI Cultural Center

What would you like to see at the YMI Cultural Center?

01/14/2019
YMI Cultural Center

Good Day FB, I am reaching out to the community to help me with the planning for the YMI Cultural Center (YMICC) in 2019. Your voice will help us t determine what type of programming, events, and activities that will be held at the YMICC. The YMI was built for the black community by the black community and I want to honor that legacy. Please provide your input it is needed.

What would you like to see at the YMI Cultural Center?

Due to the weather the YMI Board is extending their board recruitment period by 10 days. Anyone interested in being a pa...
12/11/2018

Due to the weather the YMI Board is extending their board recruitment period by 10 days. Anyone interested in being a part of the YMI board should send their resume or letter of intent to [email protected] no later than than 5:00 pm on Dec. 17, 2019.

Founded in 1893, The YMI Cultural Center, 39 South Market St, Asheville, NC 28801 is the “oldest African American Cultural Center on the country’s national registry.

Due to the weather the YMI Board is extending their board recruitment period by 10 days. Anyone interested in being a part of the YMI board should send their resume or letter of intent to [email protected] no later than than 5:00 pm on Dec. 17, 2019.

Founded in 1893, The YMI Cultural Center, 39 South Market St, Asheville, NC 28801 is the “oldest African American Cultural Center on the country’s national registry.

The YMI Board is currently recruiting new board members. Anyone interested in being a part of the board should send thei...
11/27/2018

The YMI Board is currently recruiting new board members. Anyone interested in being a part of the board should send their resume or letter of intent to [email protected] no later than than 5:00 pm on Dec. 7, 2019.

Founded in 1893, The YMI Cultural Center, 39 South Market St, Asheville, NC 28801 is the “oldest African American Cultural Center on the country’s national registry.

The YMI Board is currently recruiting new board members. Anyone interested in being a part of the board should send their resume or letter of intent to [email protected] no later than than 5:00 pm on Dec. 7, 2019.

Founded in 1893, The YMI Cultural Center, 39 South Market St, Asheville, NC 28801 is the “oldest African American Cultural Center on the country’s national registry.

On the night of the awards, CoThink invested over $36,000 in African American- and Latinx-led community organizations, s...
10/25/2018
Blogger Aisha Adams

On the night of the awards, CoThink invested over $36,000 in African American- and Latinx-led community organizations, surpassing last year’s giving by more than $10,000.

Thrilled that Rafrica Adams and I got a chance to work with the Mountain Xpress to help share CoThinkk’s Story.

On the night of the awards, CoThink invested over $36,000 in African American- and Latinx-led community organizations, surpassing last year’s giving by more than $10,000.

https://mountainx.com/news/cothinkk-honors-leaders-and-organizations-making-social-change/

09/07/2018
Asheville are you ready for Goombay?
09/07/2018

Asheville are you ready for Goombay?

Goombay 2019 set up!
09/07/2018

Goombay 2019 set up!

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Can anyone confirm this is happening on google it said it was last week and my mom wants to go, but she'd be coming up from Charlotte and I can't go check since I'll be at work all day.
Hi, is there a schedule with the line up for music?
Just 3 days. Schedule?
When is Goombay Festival 2017?