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Mark Your Calendar. August 12, 2023 Allensworth, California. Testimony of Sound Performing Arts Dance, & Music Festival at the Colonel Allensworth State Park


Event Date: August 12, 2023                                                                               
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August 12, 2023

Testimony of Sound Performing Arts Dance, & Music Festival at the Colonel Allensworth State Park

This summer’s hottest major performing arts festival will be at the Colonel Allensworth California State Historic Park with the first annual Diaspora Music Fest in Tulare County, California on August 12.

It will be an all-day performing arts music and cultural faire of entertainment and education.

Vernacular Entertainment will host the all day, “Testimony of Sound’” Diaspora Music and Cultural Fest August 12, 2023, at California’s famous Colonel Allensworth State Park.  International reggae star Lady Dread will headline the festival with a show that will also include entertainment for performing arts enthusiasts from 8 - 80.  

Viewable on-line at as well as in person, this festival will feature additional performers and artists from Lady Love / Lady Bug Documentaries, an education and entertainment channel, Lula Washington Dance Troupe, Rickey Byers, TV Ramos Cultural Foundation, Pasadena and Altadena’s Rhythms of the Village, Ali Ali and the renown, Stop the Killing Band , Ladee Dred and other live theater acts and groups.  All will perform music, dance, theater and spoken word from across the world.

This is one of the most important and empowering Diaspora events to happen in California this year,” says world famous master dancer and choreographer Chester Whitmore, CEO of Vernacular Entertainment.  Mr. Whitmore is promoting an event where, “we will be able to come together at Allensworth, which was originally an historic Black township founded by US Civil War Veteran, Colonel A. Allensworth, to honor and remember the efforts and legacy of a vision of freedom.”  

At the end of the Civil War, the town of Allensworth, California was envisioned to become the home of the Tuskegee Institute West and provide an all-black community sanctuary for education and development.  The original goals and the fortitude of its people will be venerated, embraced and uplifted through this cultural fest of arts, music, food and celebration.




 Vernacular Entertainment                              lady like entertainment 

Welcome our First Performing Arts Event in our Historical Black Town of Allensworth

We are thrilled to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you as we celebrate the inaugural Performing Arts event in our esteemed Historical Black town of Allensworth. On behalf of Vernacular Entertainment; Lady Like Entertainment and the Non-profit organization Global Urban Cultural Community and our Team, we are honored to have you join us in this momentous occasion.

Allensworth holds a significant place in American history, founded by Colonel Allen Allensworth in 1908 as a town dedicated to the prosperity and empowerment of African Americans. Today, we continue to honor that legacy by embracing the richness of the performing arts and the power they hold in bringing communities together.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to experience a mesmerizing evening of creativity, inspiration, and cultural celebration. Our team has meticulously curated a program that showcases the diverse talents of local and international artists, representing a wide range of artistic disciplines. From enchanting music performances to captivating theatrical productions and awe-inspiring dance routines, we have spared no effort to ensure a truly memorable experience for all attendees.

We are equally delighted to announce that this event will take place in our Historical Town of Allensworth state park. providing a platform for artistic expression and appreciation and Contributions of Blacks to the Arts. This Celebration not only pays homage to our town's history but also stands as a testament to our collective commitment to fostering a vibrant cultural scene.

In closing, we extend our deepest gratitude for your support and participation in this inaugural event. By joining us, you are not only embracing the performing arts but also contributing to the growth and prosperity of our beloved Allensworth. Together, let us create a legacy that will continue to inspire generations to come

With warm regards,

Our Team Collective


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