Michael Bivins Joins Harlem Festival of Culture As Creative Director
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 11: Recording artist Michael Bivins of New Edition attends the New Edition Story BET AMC screenings tour, Philadelphia on January 11, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)

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Michael Bivins of legendary groups New Edition and BBD has been appointed creative director of the new Harlem Festival of Culture (HFC)

The HFC was inspired by Summer of Soul and the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

It will debut in 2023 and be held annually in the same place the original Harlem Cultural Festival was held.

Bivins said that while he is from Boston he spent a lot of time participating in the Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park.

He said, my goal as creative director is to bring in that history and appreciation with an infusion of music and sports.