2017 Press Notices

View the press release announcing the 2017 New Griots Festival!

2017 New Griots April Gibson and Dame-Jasmine Hughes, alongside Co-Founder Jamil Jude, chat with Minnesota Public Radio's Marianne Combs about the festival.

Blavity, whose vision is to economically and creatively support Black millennials across the African diaspora so they can pursue the work they love and change the world in the process, wrote a feature on the New Griots Festival. 

Pamela Espeland highlights the New Griots Festival in her MinnPost rundown of the top art events happening in the Twin Cities.

Associate Producer AsaleSol and Co-Founder Jamil Jude sit down with WFNU's Pulse of the city host Adam Western to talk about what audiences can expect from this year's festival.

GoMN provides a preview of the 2017 New Griots Festival

'17 Griot Isaac Sundberg and Co-Founder Jamil Jude talk with KFAI's Fresh Fruit hosts, Dixie Treichel and John Townsend, about this year's festival, the Black Queer arts scene, and the future of Black arts in Minnesota.