MOJA Arts Festival has featured some of the most talented musical artists not only locally but nationally and internationally. Such artists and groups have included Charleston favorites Ranky Tanky; Quiana Parler and Friends; Hot Buttered Soul; Mighty Joshua with the Zion 5 and Keith Porter; Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa and Super Deluxe; The Dubplates and Future Fambo.

Musical events have included our annual Gospel Series, the College of Charleston Gospel Choir, and special events like Soul in the Garden with Zandrina Dunning and Christian Smalls at the Gibbes Museum. Other featured music has included the environmental works of contemporary composer John Luther Adams, The Journey of Hymns Through History; Ellington’s Sacred Concerts at the Charleston Gaillard Center with Charlton Singleton, Nathan L. Nelson, and Lowcountry Voices and Friends; and First Class Band aboard the Spirit of Charleston. The Charleston Music Hall played host to Higher Ground: The Music of Stevie Wonder and Woman & Cooke: A Tribute to Sam Cooke.

Community events like the Jazz on King Block Party and One Love: A Celebration of African-American & Caribbean Culture have also been a part of the festival’s celebrations.

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