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Returning for its third year, Milwaukee’s annual Strange Fruit Music Festival will reignite conversations between all communities in our city while enjoying music from local bands.
With its striking name as a tribute to Billie Holiday’s haunting anti-lynching song “Strange Fruit,” VoodooHoney Records has made this five day event memorable. The idea is to bring awareness to nationwide racial controversies and incidents. The festival explores the thoughts and emotions of local musicians regarding the current climate of racial relations both in Milwaukee and the country as a whole.
Strange Fruit will be presented from Wednesday, August 29 through Sunday, September 2 at various locations around downtown Milwaukee. A few of the featured bands will include The Diaspora Arkestra, The Panel On The State of Race, Nwa Na Agbe, Foreign Goods and Sara & Kenny.
You can find the full schedule below.