Art of Cool Festival


AOCFEST HOST Spotlight: Tai Allen

Tai Allen will be your Official Host Friday at Motorco & Saturday night at PSI Theater Poet, performer, vocalist, musician, producer, and designer are some of the designations that Tai Allen holds. He has toured domestically and internationally. He has been published in magazines such as Bomb and African Voices.[…]

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AOCFEST HOST Spotlight: Dasan Ahanu

Dasan Ahanu will be your Official Host Friday & Saturday nights at Hayti Heritage Center Christopher Massenburg, better known as Dasan Ahanu, is a public speaker, organizer, workshop facilitator, poet, spoken word performer, educator, songwriter, writer, emcee, and loyal Hip Hop head born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. In[…]

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AOCFEST Schedule Announced!

You’ve known WHO is playing at the 2014 Art of Cool Fest and now you know WHEN & WHERE! Visit our Schedule Page and plan your Art of Cool Fest weekend! You can create your personalized schedule, print it, share it with your friends or even add it to your[…]

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Full #AOCFEST2014 Line-Up Announced!

Did you see the news?! IT’S OFFICIAL: BILAL, CHRISTIAN SCOTT QUINTET, KING, and GIZMO have all been added to the 2014 Art of Cool Fest lineup this year!! We’ve also added a local hip hop stage (with live band) called R&Boom. Get your tickets now!! See you April 25th & 26th[…]

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EXPERIENCE: The Takeover

We here at Art of Cool (AOC) have been toiling over the word festival to describe the massive music event that we are planning for you and your friends in downtown Durham this April. In a recent brainstorming session we thought of scratching the word festival and replacing it with:[…]

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