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Garifuna American Heritage Foundation United, Inc. established since 2005, is an Garifuna American non-profit charitable and educational organization operating under the provisions of 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and based in California.
"We are dedicated to the preservation of the Garifuna language,culture, history and wellbeing." Email: garifunaheritagefoundation@yahoo.com

Buiti Achülürüni - Bienvenido -  Welcome!  
On May 18th 2001, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, proclaimed the Garifuna Language, Music and Dance a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

An educational, historic study of Garifuna culture tells you that Garifuna people never suffered the inhumane act of enslavment, a terrible crime against humanity that brutalized so many others, and their cultures. The Garifuna culture has preserved a lot that should be shared with our descendants and the world. -
Un estudio educativo e historico de la cultura asevera que Los Garinagu nunca sufrieron el acto inhumano de la esclavitud, un crimen terrible en contra de la humanidad el cual afecto y brutalizo a muchos otros y sus culturas tambien. La cultura Garifuna ha logrado preservar mucho de lo cual deberia de ser compartido con los Afro-descendientes y todo el mundo.

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The mission of GAHFU is to serve the Garifuna-American, Caribbean-American and Central American/Afro-Latino community in the greater Los Angeles and Long Beach area, the Untied States and abroad through cultural education programs, outreach, advocacy and social services programs. GAHFU is dedicated to the dissemination and preservation of Garifuna heritage through the arts, music, culture and language education, in addition to providing social and cultural awareness programs such as youth mentoring/leadership, Garifuna classes, cultural competency and enrichment programs, community forums, and more. GAHFU believes that having an appreciation of one’s own culture sets the stage for developing partnership with people who come from culturally diverse backgrounds. GAHFU serves a nation that reaches across the globe annually and seeks to educate and inform the larger Los Angeles County about Garifuna culture and the contributions that Garifuna-Americans have made and continue to make in the social and cultural fabric in Central America, North America and the Caribbean.


Garifuna American Heritage Foundation United, Inc. is an exempt organization under section 501 ( c) (3) and all donations are tax deductible. Our main purpose is to preserve the uniqueness of the Garifuna culture, history, language, music, arts & crafts and spirituality by working closely with community organizers not only in Los Angeles County, but throughout the world.  We seek to enhance and showcase the image and vision of the Garifuna people through education, music and the arts. We are  also committed to bringing the necessary resources to improve the wellbeing of the Garifuna, Caribbean, Central Americans/Afro-Latino communities through outreach, workshops/seminars and education.  GAHFU also recognizes the need to assist in acquiring adequate social service and immigration resources for the often neglected Afro-Latino unaccompanied minors and families from Central America. GAHFU will advocate to obtain services needed in our underserved communities. We will develop afterschool cultural enrichment classes and leadership programs for our youth. GAHFU is also committed providing mentoring programs and provide scholarships to socio-economically disadvantaged Garifuna children in California and in Central America. Our endeavor also includes to be able to properly channel the music, dance and the arts to the world.  There is a strong, talented and artistically inclined group of Garifuna artists who are the lifeline of the Garifuna culture.  This talent is in danger of being lost if not preserved and/or exposed properly.






November is Garifuna Heritage Month in Los Angeles
Garifuna Street Fest 2018

 Garifuna Street Fest 2018
"Dise luwei wageira, mémegi
ragüñu waña luagu wanichigu - Far from our country, still we hold on to our culture - Lejos de nuestro pais, todavia nos aferramos a nuestra cultura"

The month of November is significant because Garinagu from Belize, Guatemala, and Nicaragua celebrate their settlement day during this month.
Only Honduras observes it on April 12. Also, November is the original Settlement month established by Thomas Vincent Ramos for all Garinagu.
In recognition of Garifuna Heritage Month, Gahfu Garifuna will host the Garifuna Street Fest 2018 to celebrate all Garinagu.
Mark your calendar and save the date Sunday, November 18, 2018. History will be made again!

Come and celebrate the 2nd annual Garifuna Street Fest 2018 with us, there will be 2 stages, dj music, live bands, dance floor, drum workshop
& repair, Garifuna Wanaragua mask, shell knee shakers, & outfit workshop, tight security, video game truck, jumpers, and storytelling
for the children. Also, Garifuna gastronomy, arts & crafts, and some of the greatest performers in the diaspora. We are having a block party
on the corners of 48th & Hoover Street in South Los Angeles under the approval from the City of Los Angeles' Special Events.
All are welcome to feel the love, enjoy the music, live the culture, and eat the food. Welcome Budari Dance Company from New York
and to our Master of Ceremonies (MC) Araceli Allie.

*VIP section available with private table, chairs, restroom, 2 drinks, plus souvenir.
*Equipment rental and professional sound & lights by Eden Ramos' Kim's Party Supply
*Click flyer to buy tickets and for VIP ticket click on Donate page at left menu. $30 per person purchase it via PayPal here: http://garifunaheritagefoundation.org/id10.html
Garifuna Street Fest 2018 (323) 628-5403
Click on the picture to order tickets online

Garifuna Street Fest 2018