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UNC Musical Empowerment is hosting their first ever mini music festival on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the CURRENT ArtSpace on Franklin Street.

Musical Empowerment to host free music festival this Saturday

This Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Musical Empowerment will hold a free concert on Franklin Street for community engagement.  “We're hoping people come by, enjoy the music for some time, hang out together and then learn a little bit about Musical Empowerment,” Tess McGrinder, UNC senior and co-president of the club, said. 

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Part of "The Gift" by Senora Lynch is pictured in the late afternoon on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. The path is positioned outside the Graham Student Union and has celebrated American Indian culture and unity in general since its first addition in 2004.

Column: Protect Indigenous children

"Imagine how tired Indigenous communities must feel. Petition after petition, protest after protest, speech after speech, only to still not be heard. Imagine being stripped of your rightful land, your country and your livelihood. Imagine being proud of your heritage and culture only to be forced to conform to whiteness, shipped off to boarding schools and made to feel as if you are nothing. After being denied almost everything, overturning ICWA would deny Indigenous people the right to even raise their own flesh and blood."

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J Cole headlines Dreamville Festival on April 2, 2023 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh.

Thousands flood Raleigh to see Drake, J. Cole, Usher at 2023 Dreamville Festival

Dreamville Festival, put on by rapper J. Cole’s record label of the same name, claims to be “one of the most anticipated annual events in the state of North Carolina," according to its website. The event drew a crowd of over 50,000 people to Raleigh's Dorothea Dix Park, where they got to see several popular rap, hip hop and R&B music acts including J. Cole, Drake and surprise guests like Lil Uzi Vert.

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Sia Yazdanfar, a native-Iranian photographer that is displaying an exhibit of his photographs at Thomas Stevens Gallery in Hillsborough, poses for a portrait on Sunday, March 26, 2023. The exhibit, named "Restless Anahita," features pictures of traditional Iranian clothing and Iranian women's daily lives that he captured during his most recent journey back to Iran.

'Treasure trove of stories': Iranian photographer to showcase art in Hillsborough

Sia Yazdanfar, an Iranian freelance photographer, will be exhibiting a new collection of photographs from his most recent journey back to Iran at Thomas Stevens Gallery in Hillsborough.  The exhibit, named "Restless Anahita," will run from March 31 through April 23 and is centered around women from remote corners of the country. The photographs specifically feature traditional Iranian clothing and document the women's daily lives. “Putting the people in the context of the places is a lot more interesting in photographic storytelling,” Yazdanfar said. “Wherever I go, I try to seek out the people from that place.”

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