Black-Eyed Pea Festival - presented by Omnira Institute

Black-Eyed Pea Festival - presented by Omnira Institute


To counter the solemnity of other African American observations, in 2014 OI began an annual Black-Eyed Pea Festival in Oakland, CA. The September festival is an entertaining way to celebrate a) black-eyed peas, an historic staple food for African Americans, and b) create opportunity for cultural upliftment through traditional African and African American music (drums, dance, jazz, blues, gospel) and sales of handmade crafts and art by black artists. Located on the lawn of Oakland Technical High School, this year's festival features veterans MJ's Brass Boppers, Dimensions Dance Theatre, Awon Ohun Omnira (of course) and Tory Teasley and the Teasers, doing protest anthems, Shavon Moore handling classic jazz, the Jamming Nachos eclectic rock and our headliner, the Fabulous Miss Faye Carol.

Event Info

  • Presented By: Omnira Institute
  • Dates: September 15, 2018
  • Location: Oakland Technical High School
  • Address: 4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94610
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free & Open to the Public
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