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ASCEND to Kemet Fest

Immerse yourself in a diverse array of captivating workshops at our ASCEND to Kemet Fest, where we will delve into Kemetic Yoga, poetry, and artistic expression. The workshops will range from 20 to 40 minutes and center holistic thinking, familial values, and knowledge of self—the core tenets of this vibrant culture. Beyond the creative endeavors, the ASCEND to Kemet Fest strongly emphasizes environmental consciousness through the lens of our ancestors, underscoring the significance of climate, nature, and overall well-being. This profound connection to our heritage inspires our expert-led sessions, featuring a seasoned Kemetic Yoga teacher and healer, talented poets and performers, and skilled artists.

Set up in City Heights Performance Annex, this celebration promises to be a visual and sensory feast, highlighting the natural beauty of the surroundings. Join us on July 14, 2024, at City Heights for a family fun day with live music, cultural performances, and lots of diverse food! Your support is integral to the success of this event, and we look forward to welcoming you for an unforgettable day of celebration, enlightenment, and community building. We can’t wait to see you there!

The ASCEND to Kemet Fest is an opportunity to unite the youth and elders in an engaging agenda of activities that highlight the wisdom of our ancestral practices designed to elevate wellness. We intend to hold 20 to 40 minute workshops, performances, and storytelling involving this youth to move, create, and strengthen their bodies and minds.

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Sponsorship Donation:

 Thank you for your generous donation! We truly appreciate your contribution.





Vendors Booking:

The booth fee is $45 for a 10×10 booth and for a 10×20 booth it will be $50. For food trucks, it is $60. If you need a bigger size contact dir@ascendtials.org or set up a meeting in the Calendly.




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Performers/Entertainment

Performer: Rameses “r3sh” setekh

In 2020 we found our calling to use our voice and the immaculate power of words through hosting and creatively engineering the podcast Free Thought Revolution. There we create a widely diverse and inclusive community through holding difficult conversations with intentional empathy while building bridges of humanity across divides.

 

We directed two live charity podcasts with all proceeds going to female-owned local nonprofits.

In 2022 we began diversity speaking and performative orations: Kiwanis of Oceanside, Palomar Empowered Women’s Group, Palomar’s Black Faculty & Students, Black Nerd’s Expo, Black & Brown Nerd’s Expo, and Deliciously Queer at the Centro Cultural de la Raza. We were blessed with the privilege to host AfroCon and Afrofuturism while beginning our journey of playwriting and attached musical composition. We successfully opened our first play, The Bus Ride Home, at Brooks Theater. We culminated the year getting another opportunity to assist in production/directing, writing the script, and hosting the production BlackRootedness: A Poetry Reading. The year 2023 was a deep immersion in physical, mental, and spiritual health. As 2024 begins we look forward to resuming Free Thought Revolution, directing Black Rootedness: Lake Walking, Revolutionary Talking: A Choreopoem, hosting AfroCon and Afrofuturism, and completing our second play, Mirrors of the Black Card.

Sponsors

Sponsors: Lisa and Hariel Corsair  

Lisa Corsair is a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent. She is a cultural ambassador and community activist bringing communities together through art, music, and dance for the past 15 years, beginning in New York and now serving our San Diego communities.

 

Hariel Corsair was an aerospace engineer for 19 years. He is now helping people plan and achieve their financial goals! We support the community with music, dance, and culture!

ASCEND to Kemet Fest Participation Form for Sponsors:


 

Sponsorship Tiers:

Bronze Sponsor ($100):

Benefits:

  • Inclusion of your name or logo on a promotional sign at the event.

  • Complimentary booth.

Silver Sponsor ($300):

Benefits:

  • Inclusion of your name or logo on a promotional sign at the event.

  • Mention in our story and post that goes out widely on social media. 

  • Complimentary booth.

Gold Sponsor ($500):

Benefits:

  • Inclusion of your name or logo on a promotional sign at the event.

  • Mention on our official Fest flyer.

  • Mention in our story and post that goes out widely on social media. 

  • Two complimentary booths.

  • Free one-month membership.



ASCEND to Kemet Fest Participation Form for Vendors:

 

Food:

Indulge in a diverse array of delectable cuisines.

Music:

Immerse yourself in captivating live performances and musical talents.

Art:

Uncover extraordinary artworks and innovative creative expressions.

ASCEND to Kemet Fest Participation Form for Volunteers:

  • Event Support Assist our event team in ensuring the smooth execution of the Fest. Volunteers will contribute to creating a memorable and enriching experience for attendees.
  • Stage Production Maintain technical equipment related to productions, such as rigging and audio systems, and assist with theater productions.
  • Event Management Assist the event team with all aspects of organizing the event. Promote events across social media and help with logistical support.
  • Event Setup and Breakdown Assist in setting up and dismantling event infrastructure. Can include unloading tables and chairs. Assist vendors with tent setup and cleanup.
  • Event Tabler Assist with setting up chairs, tables, linens, and equipment. Help servers complete their tasks.
  • Registration Assistance Help guests with event registration and check-in processes. Hand out brochures and guide attendees.
  • Information Booth Provide information and assistance to event attendees. Answer questions, provide directions, and give information about booths and vendors.
  • Ticketing Assistance for Guests Assist guests with ticketing, entry procedures, and raffle tickets.
  • Environmental Stewardship Assist in maintaining a clean and environmentally friendly event space. Can include picking up fallen debris around Fest grounds.
  • Lost & Found Manage lost and found items during the event. Responsible for retrieving, documenting, and helping attendees reclaim lost items.
  • Volunteer Coordination Coordinate volunteer activities and schedules. Manage volunteers and assign tasks.
  • Social Media Management Manage social media accounts and engage with online audiences.
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Schedule a time to chat with our team here!

Schedule a time to meet with our team to discuss the details of the event! We are excited to work with you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Vendor Information

What are the dimensions of the booth?
Booths are limited to a size of 10x10 feet or 10x20 depending on the payment!

How can vendors secure a spot?
Vendors are required to complete a form.

What is the cost for vendors?
The booth fee is $45 for a 10x10 booth and for a 10x20 booth it will be $50. If you need a bigger size contact dir@ascendtials.org or set up a meeting in the Calendly.

How will the 8% sales fee be calculated for vendors?
A specific booth will be designated to collect sales receipts.

Where is the precise location for vendor setup?
Vendor set up will be at Fairmount street, where the food trucks are located. They can pull their cars up, to unload, then move once complete.

What arrangements are made for electricity?
Vendors are advised to bring their own generators if electricity is required.

Event Logistics

Where will the performances take place?
The stage will be positioned at the venue.

What are the dimensions of the stage?
The stage measures 20x20 feet.

Where can I locate the event map?
The event map is accessible on the fest page of our website.

Is there a limit to the number of vendors per booth?
There is no restriction on the number of vendors per booth.

When can vendors access the venue for setup?
Vendors may enter the venue at 9:00 a.m. on the event day.

Will there be designated waste disposal areas?
Yes, designated stations will be available throughout the event, including during setup and breakdown.

Attendee Information

Can I bring outside food and drinks?
No outside food or drinks are permitted.

At what time do the fest gates open?
Gates open promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Is there a lost and found service?
A lost and found section will be established at the ASCENDtials’ organizers’ booth. Refer to the fest map on the website for details.

What is the policy on pets?
Pets are not permitted during healing sessions to avoid disruption to guests.

How many guests are expected?
Anticipated attendance ranges from 800 to 1000 guests.

Where should I park my vehicle?
Free parking is available at the all around the venue.

Are tickets refundable?
No, tickets are non-refundable.

Can I purchase tickets at the event entrance?
Yes, tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Who should I contact for event details?
For event inquiries, reach out to dir@ascendtials.org or schedule a meeting via the provided Calendly link on the website.

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