AFRO-LATINO FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK-4TH ED. CONTINUES ITS MISSION TO CELEBRATE, EDUCATE AND AFFIRM
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NEW YORK, NY – The Afro-Latino Festival of New York (www.afrolatinofestnyc.com) is pleased to announce its lineup for Afro-Latino Fest NYC 2016, the weekend of July 8, 9 and 10. The Festival continues to expand its programming balancing its core themes of education, celebration and affirmation across three exciting days featuring more than 20+ performing artists and 25 panelists at various locations throughout N.Y.C. Tickets go on sale Wednesday April 20th.
The Festival starts on Friday July 8, 2016 with the newly expanded Afrolatin Talks Symposium to be held at the world famous Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, NY. The Schomburg Center will host and sponsor the Afrolatin Talks, which we have transformed into a full day of events addressing various issues affecting Afrolatinos in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. The day will include several panels with participants from WOLA, Open Society Foundation and the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, to name a few, as well as the documentary screening of Nana Dijo (“Nana Said”) and musical performances by salsa, timba and latin jazz bands including by Tito Puente, Jr. This year, the Afrolatin Talks also includes AfroCrowd, the Wikipedia crowd sourced editing workshop, which follows up on our 2015 collaboration on Afrolatin@ Crowd. We also welcome Keynote Speaker, Moises Medrano, Director of Populations from the Colombian Ministry of Culture who will deliver a speech on current efforts around the U.N. International Decade of Afrodescendants
Days 2 (July 9) and 3 (July 10) will be held outdoors at Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza who has also joined us as partner and sponsoring organization. Expect performances by Los Rakas, Sango –Da Rocinha Set, Garifuna music legend Aurelio Martinez, Maluca, Nickodemus, Princess Nokia, Oshun and more. Returning for a 2nd year, will be our Dominos tournament hosted by the good people at Bien Conectao. The Festival has once again teamed up with the ever popular Que Bajo?! crew (Geko Jones & Uproot Andy) who will be hosting the Saturday concert performances with their cumbia, global bass, reggaeton and dancehall infused party. The popular summer soiree Makossa BK also joins us, taking over the turntables for several hours on Sunday afternoon with their good vibes. We are also excited to collaborate with Bed-Stuy Social, a new and popular Latin party in welcoming the legendary Rich Medina at the Late Night DJ Sessions.
We continuously strive to grow the number of sponsors, community organizations and partners including the Schomburg Center, Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza, our production partners, SaChin Productions, our new sustainability partner, eCo EventSource, the Caribbean Cultural Center & African Diaspora Institute, Technology Salon Brooklyn, Silicon Harlem, AfroCROWD, and Haitianbloggers.com. The Festival will take NYC by storm to AFFIRM, EDUCATE and CELEBRATE Afrolatino cultures.
THE AFROLATINO FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK:
The Afrolatino Festival of N.Y. celebrates the contributions of Afrolatinos through networking, cultural exchange, artistic showcases, culinary presentations, and education. It serves as an important platform for organizations working within Afrolatino communities to raise social awareness and highlight their work.Our mission is to provide a positive public space to pay tribute to the African roots of people from Latin America and the Caribbean.We continue to commemorate the International Decade for People of African Descent declared by the U.N (2015-2024) and its principles of “justice”, “recognition” and “development”.
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