A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top
20 events last autumn, (for the third consecutive year), the 2013 MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting
line-up of events with a rich variety of traditional favorites. Nearly half of MOJA's events are admission-free
and the remainder are offered at very modest ticket prices, ranging from $5 - $20.
The MOJA Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary festival produced and directed by the
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee, a community
arts and cultural group and the MOJA Advisory Board, a group of civic leaders who assist with fund raising and
advocacy. MOJA, a Swahili word meaning "One," is the appropriate name for this festival celebration of harmony
amongst all people in our community. The Festival highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions
to western and world cultures. MOJA's wide range of events include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel
concert, jazz concert, poetry, R&B concert, storytelling, theatre, children's activities, traditional crafts,
ethnic food, and much, much more.
In addition to its myriad arts presentations, MOJA also includes an active and busy
educational outreach component of workshops in the public schools.