Mo' Roots Fest 2023
Mo’ Roots Fest 2023
‘Dynamic, Daring, Delightful Dandelion’
Celebrating the Life, Love, & Legacy of Monica Hastings-Smith
June 10, 2023
1 - 6PM
Liberation Park, Oakland, CA
BoomShake Music, in partnership with the Black Cultural Zone, as part of Oakland Juneteenth Liberation
Month invites you to a community arts & culture gathering sparked by the seeds, roots, and branches of
artist, teacher, mother, and friend Monica Hastings-Smith aka Mo’ Clearly, who transitioned to the
ancestor realm in June 2021.
This year’s theme ‘Dynamic, Daring, Delightful Dandelion’ is inspired by ‘The Dandelion Song’, which
was co-created by Mo’ and her 4/5 year-old forest school music students in 2018. The song celebrates
the beauty, richness, and resilience of the Dandelion. Although many in society view them as weeds to
kill and get rid of, Dandelions have many medicinal and healing benefits and are experts of survival.