In July, New York City’s Afro-Latino Festival returns to celebrate the contributions of people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean and the diasporas.
Hosted by Amanda Alcantara and Kadine Anckle at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, the three-day event will combine music, networking, cultural exchange, artistic showcases, film, art, technology, culinary presentations, and education.
Things will kick off with an opening gala held at Mist Harlem (46 West 116th St). Day two will be filled with AfroLatinTalks sessions, discussing culture, technology and Afrolatinidad. And day three will include Kizomba NYC‘s open dance class on Kizomba, described as the “African Tango,” which combines tango, Puerto Rican plena, Cuban son, and Milonga.
In between all of this, there will be live performances and DJ sets by Cultura Profética (Puerto Rico), Les Nubians (Cameroon/France/NYC), Danay Suarez (Cuba), Kafu Banton (Panamá), Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto (Colombia), Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats (New York), Que Bajo?! (New York), Profetas (Colombia), Los Hacheros (Puerto Rico/NYC), Riva Précil (Haiti/Brooklyn), DJ Asho (Cuba), Conjunto Nuevo Milenio (Panamá), Kambalache Negro (Peru), Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros (Cuba), Delsonido (NYC), Grupo Kalunga Neg Mawon (Dominican Republic/Haiti), Bombazo Dance Company (NYC), For the Love of Samba (Brazil), and El CaribeFunk (Colombia).
See event details below and check out the full program at afrolatinofestnyc.com.
Friday, July 10, 2105 – Sunday, July 12, 2015
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza
1368 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216