Interview: Leatrice Ellzy

Photo: Leatrice EllzyLeatrice Ellzy is the Program Manager of the National Black Arts Festival. The festival’s first year was 1988; since then, the festival has become one of the most significant cultural gatherings, bringing artists of African descent to Atlanta, Georgia in dance, film, humanities, literature, music, theatre, and visual arts. The festival is also at the forefront of developing audiences and contextualizing their artists’ work through on-site programs, as well as through their web presence, including their website and MySpace page.

In this interview, Leatrice talks about how they pull it all together, a special project recently organized in Senegal, preparing to present Sekou Sundiata, and why the festival is such a touchstone for connection, exchange, and new experiences.

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  1. KadmusArts Culture News » Blog Archive » Change at National Black Arts Festival
    March 28th, 2009 01:03
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