Headlining the inaugural Magale Fest is centenary's own A.J. Haynes, a celebrated and multifaceted creator, educator, and advocate. With her band Seratones, A.J. has built a musical career that fuses soul and rock vibes with a constantly surprising and versatile creative sensibility that calls on too many styles to list. 

A.J. is an interdisciplinary, interdependent, interdimensional Southern Black and Filipina queer singer, songwriter, educator, and reproductive freedom advocate from Louisiana. She is the leader of genre-expansive soul power band Seratones which has garnered national and international acclaim. She is also the board chair for the Louisiana Abortion Fund—the first Black-led abortion fund in the state–and has over a decade of experience in abortion care. She believes art is part of collective community care and that our bodies are sites for liberation and joy. 


visit schedule

Thursday, March 7

9:45am – 10:30am : Class visit to “Love Lyric” (ENGL 301: Literature and Culture II, Dr. Jones-Pierce, Magale Library 2nd floor)

11:10am - 12:00 noon : Convocation at Meadows Museum of Art

Friday, March 8

12pm -1pm : Sound + Yoga with Craig Colorusso (in Centenary's Arboretum, rain location Fitness Center)

Saturday, March 9

circa 4:45pm - 5:30pm : Magale Fest performance at the Hargrove Memorial Bandshell 




Contact Info

Patrick Morgan

Magale Library Director

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