ANACOSTIA ART & REGGAE
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A N A C O S T I A A R T G A L L E R Y A N D B O U T I Q U E
E A S T C I T Y A R T
P R E S E N T
A R E G G A E & A R T F E S T I V A L O N T O P O F T H E H I L L
C E L E B R A T I N G 8 Y E A R S O F A R T S P R O G R A M M I N G
Join us at the Anacostia Art Gallery and Boutique for a summer solstice exploration of Anacostia with art, food and music with live performances by DC reggae band Proverbs.
F R E E !
On your way over, do not forget to visit the FREDERICK DOUGLAS HOUSE. Use the entrance at the corner of 15th and W Streets SE to access the property.
Just before you join us at the gallery, check-out the local overlook in the parking lot at OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP located at 1600 Morris Road SE and see the expansive views of DC from the crest of Anacostia’s Hills. Revel in what locals East of the River have known for decades!
Also don’t forget to check out the SMITHSONIAN ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM right across the street from the gallery.
Note: this event is appropriate for people of all ages; the Frederick Douglas House and Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum both close at 5pm.
G E T T I N G H E R E
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C A R Get driving directions from Capitol Hill here or pop in your own address. Use the 11th Street Bridge if coming from Capitol Hill, Brookland or Trinidad. If coming from I-695, exit at MLK Avenue SE.
P A R K I N G Parking is plentiful at the Anacostia Smithsonian Museum, along Erie Street SE and Bruce Place SE.
B U S - M E T R O From Anacostia Metro take either the W2 or W3 bus. Route details and full shuttle schedule found here (pdf).
B I K E Get biking directions from Capitol Hill here or pop in your own address. Google takes you down the Suitland Parkway trail and mercifully avoids the steep hill on Morris Road SE. However, we have heard varying reports on the trail’s condition.
P R O G R A M M I N G
A R T
SEE THE WORK OF THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS:
- Michael Brown
- Larry Poncho Brown
- Woodrow Nash
- Marvin Sin
- Akosua Bandale
- Diane Dale
- Joyce Lomax
- Kwasi Asare
- Charles Bibbs
M U S I C
MUSIC BY DC-BASED REGGAE BAND PROVERBS
P R O V E R B S is a positive, unique, rootz reggae band utilizing strong lyrical content and musical expressions to uplift Rasta livity. Proverbs is the only reggae band DC Metropolitan area to maintain the authentic sound of Rasta Roots Reggae Music. Specializing in socially conscious roots, the band endeavors to promote Ancient Wisdom through the art of music, thereby spreading the spiritual message of JAH RASTAFARI through word power and sound. Proverbs Reggae Band offers fans of all social economic and racial backgrounds a brand of MUSICAL POETRY, ROOTZ RASTA STYLE that definitely compels you to get on your feet and dance when the rhythm hits you!
B A N D M E M B E R S I N C L U D E:
- Ras Ziah Ayubu Manager-Lead Vocals-Songwriter-Rhythm Guitar
- Sven Abow Percussionist-Drummer-Background Vocals
- Udoh Upiotennione Saxaphone-Background Vocals
- Freedome / Yolanda Vocals
- CeeJay Bass
S P O N S O R S