Some say one is the loneliest number. But when we put aside our differences and unite together as one, well, one is not so lonely after all. And this is what the Moja Arts Festival celebrates. The annual African-American and Caribbean arts festival, now in its 24th year, takes its name from the Swahili word for “one,” and from Sept. 27-Oct. 7, Charleston will be home to one arts event after another. The festival will feature modern dance from the Genesis Dance Company (pictured above), the smooth jazz stylings of Najee, the innovative visual art of Lorna Simpson, the activist poetry of Pearl Cleage, and much, much more. So take a break from your busy schedule and become one with the crowds.

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