Rambling Rose: Baltimore’s Inaugural Asia North Festival Set For Last Weekend In March

Hello everyone! I am hoping everything is well with you, if not, I am going to cheer up your day with some fun things to do. I first want to thank all the friends and patrons who supported the Jazz Expressways Foundation Breakfast Fundraiser.


Eleanor Janey, Victor Green, and Author Huffman having a grand time at the recently sold out Jazz Expressways Breakfast Fundraiser at the Forest Park Senior Center.

It was a sell-out and everyone who attended said they had a fantastic time. We raised enough money to give out a scholarship this year to a deserved child in music. We could not have done this without you. So again thank you. Look out for our next event in June.


Winky Camphor and Big Jim enjoying the festivities at the Jazz Expressways Foundation Breakfast, which was held last week.

Moving right along, the inaugural Asia North Festival which celebrates the art, culture and Korean history and heritage of the Charles North Community will be held from March 29 to 31, 2019 at the Motor House located at 120 W. North Avenue in Baltimore City. The festival will offer free performances and activities; Asian food by Baltimore restaurateurs; an art exhibition featuring work by Asian and Asian-American artists; a food and neighborhood tour; and an Asian-themed night market in Graffiti Alley.

The opening party on Friday, March 29 from 6-9 p.m. includes the Intricate Layer art exhibition opening reception, complementary Asian food, and performances by Ami Dang and EN’B, who combine traditional Korean music and R&B. Dang’s music fuses North Indian classical voice, sitar and beats that reflect a global urban landscape. The Motor House will host free performances and activities from noon to 6 p.m. It all sounds like a lot of fun and different, too. Check it out and let me know how you like it. Go and enjoy!

On Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2209 Park Avenue in Baltimore, the Melodyaires Support Team Ministries will host their Annual Scholarship Concert featuring James Hillian & the Hillian Ensemble of Washington, DC; Kenny Davis & the Melodyaires; Lil David & Bells of Joy; Sparkie & the Tones of Joy; the Gospel Soulettes of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Power House World Ministries Praise Team; and Joyful Noise Singers, just to name a few. For ticket information, call 410-358-9661 or 410-984-2189 and tell them “Rambling Rose” told you. I will see you there.

Well, my dear friends, I am out of space, I have to go, but remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.


Mildred Battle with her son Wayne Battle. Mildred’s son, Wayne passed away last week suddenly and unexpectedly from a severe asthma attack. His funeral services were held at the New Shiloh Baptist Church on Monroe Street on Monday, March18, 2019 under the directions of Carlton Douglass Funeral Services. My condolences and prayers go out to the entire family. May he rest in peace!