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GAHFU's Lidereibugu Garifuna Ensemble will be participating at the Afro-Latinx Festival
Sunday, February 24, 2019
11:00AM - 5:00PM
Free Admission
$10 Parking

Come celebrate the cultural diversity of the Americas and the African influence in Latin America at MOLAA's Afro-Latinx Festival! Whether you enjoy dancing to salsa music, like munching on Peruvian anticuchos, or meeting your friends at a Capoeira studio for a roda, you're experiencing a mixture of customs from African and Mestizo peoples in the Americas. MOLAA's Afro-Latinx Festival highlights the African legacy in Latin America through art workshops, face painting and live performances. Live performances by GAHFU's Lidereibugu Garifuna Ensemble which has put together an all-star cast of Wanaragua (warrior dancers) from Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize as well as Gayusas (singers), and drummers.  There will also be a review of the most popular Garifuna dances known as Punta and Paranda.  Don't miss it! Roots Kreationz will be onsite selling Garifuna Arts & Crafts.

Schedule for the day

11:00 am - 5:00 pm at Viva Event Center:

  • Craft vendors

  • Art Workshops

  • Free Face Painting

  • DJ Eusebio Akasa

  • Community Organizations

Food vendors (Side/back Lot):

  •                 The Tropic Truck

  •                 Sweets by Leilani

  •                 Mikhuna Peruvian Truck

  •                 Tender Grill Gourmet Brazilian

 12:30pm Cuentos y Cantos, story time with the Long Beach Public Library (Screening Room)


Sculpture Garden Performances:

12:30 - 1:15pm Lidereibugu Garifuna Ensemble

2:00 - 3:00pm ABADA Capoeira

3:30 - 4:30pm, Quitapenas



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!

Garifuna Language Workshop
Let's learn how to speak, read, and write Garifuna


For more information: www.lakestreetfilms.com
A Garifuna Film - Wayunagu (Our Ancestors)
Museum Of Latina American Art
Long Beach, CA


The Garifuna Legacy Project:

The LEGACY Project will bring together youths and elderly, two generations with a mountain of differences, and inspire a new way of closing the generational gap. Participants will meet bi-weekly to identify what matters most to them. Participants will embark on healthy-living projects that includes community forums/workshops, creating a cultural recipe book and a community garden. As a way to connect on a personal level, elders will be encouraged to share stories and family photographs of being Garifuna in Central America and their migration experience to America while youths will be encouraged to share photos of their childhood and stories of being Garifuna in American and their upbringing.

For more information, please contact GAHFU (323) 898-6841

Passing on the traditions and culture to the next generation

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UCLA Library Presents the Garifuna Ballet Folklorico From Honduras Workshop


Workshop at UCLA Library
National Ballet Folklorico of Honduras

Garifuna Community Forum

National Folkloric Ballet of Honduras - Hollywood
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