Babefest 2019 is centered in New Orleans and is of New Orleans. The speaker series is dubbed “For the Love of NOLA” and is designed to spark conversation between luminaries across music, literature and dance. Guests will be welcomed in as The Roots of Music performs, and keynote speaker Valerie Kaur (Revolutionary Love) will begin the event. Next up is the “Identity & Dance” panel moderated by filmmaker /educator Lily Keber, who will lead the roundtable consisting of artists Boyfriend, Arcade Fire’s Regine Chaisson, DJ Nice Rack, Diane Honore and GIVERS’ Tif Lamson. Performances by Ani DiFranco, Tif Lamson and Princess Shaw follow the panel. Author Tanya Zabinksi (Peace, Love, Action! Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to Z) will speak to activism for all ages.
Babefest 2019 wraps up The Roots of Music’s 7th annual Fall fundraiser. The weekend offers a number of Roots of Music events, including performances by The Soul Rebels featuring Kam Franklin of The Suffers, Tarriona Tank Ball of Tank and the Bangas, and The Roots of Music Marching Band.
See the Babefest Speaker Series LIVE on Sunday, November 24th at 4:30 PM.