Santa Fe stages its first Soul Festival


SANTA FE, N.M. — Santa Fe is not lacking in cultural celebrations. Resident Madeleine Wright calls the city a “global hub” for festivals like Spanish and Indian Markets.

Now, Wright wants to add an event to represent and celebrate African-American culture. She’s organized Santa Fe’s inaugural Soul Festival this weekend at First Presbyterian Church.

Madeleine Wright

“We’re really optimistic about making this another major event in Santa Fe,” said Wright, a retired psychology professor who started the African Dance Society while teaching at Houston Community College.

She acknowledged the…

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