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Garifuna Street Fest & Food Extravaganza 2019
Paula Castillo, Nuru, Cocoman, Awahaya PuntaRockers

Sunday, 17 November, 2019
11:00AM - 9:00PM
Admission: $15 advance sale $20 at the door VIP $30 per person

This is how we did at Gahfu Garifuna during GSF2018. Save the date Sunday, November 17, 2019 for the third annual Garifuna Street Festival 2019 for top notch performers at Casa Honduras lot on 91st and Vermont. A new safer environment with the same professional staff bringing you a quality show that you deserve. You will not be disappointed. Celebrating Garifuna Heritage Month in Los Angeles.

GAHFU welcomes the different dignitaries who have confirmed their participation at this event such as the Consul Generals from Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and Saint Vincent & The Grenadines as well as a prominent Los Angeles politician whose parents are from Belize (soon-to-be announced) 

Schedule for the day

Main Stage Program: Stage Manager Cheryl Noralez

11:50am Araceli & Mark (Brief Welcome & Intro for Blessing of this year's event)

12:00 - 2:00 pm Contest: City Citation Awarded to original best outfit male/female

2:00 - 2:30 pm DJ Music

2:30 - 3:50 pm Araceli & Mark introduce Garifuna Cultural Performances:

Wárini (opening of the Wanaragua) - Wanaragua dancers - Charikanari (Two-Foot Cow) - Indio Barbaro

3:50 - 4:00 pm Araceli & Mark intro of Awahaya PuntaRockers Band

4:00 - 4:55 pm Awahaya PuntaRockers Band

4:55 - 5:00 pm Araceli Allié, & Mark Martinez, Hosts present Pablito Guerrero

5:00 - 5:30 pm Pablo Guerrero & his Saxophone

5:30 - 5:35 pm Araceli Allié & Mark Martinez, Hosts present Proclamation to Paula

5:35 - 6:30 pm Paula Castillo - Top Female Labugana Punta and Paranda singer

6:30 - 6:35 pm Araceli Allié & Mark Martinez, Hosts present Proclamation to Dayaan Ellis Nuru

6:35 - 7:30 pm Dayaan Ellis Nuru live Backed by Garifuna All Star Band

7:30 - 7:35 pm Araceli Allié & Mark Martinez, Hosts present Proclamation to Cocoman

7:35 - 8:35 pm Cocoman from Garifuna Kids live Backed by Garifuna All Star Band

8:35 - 9:00 pm Closing remarks

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


Cheryl Noralez lecturing at UCLA on Wednesday February 17, 2016 on Garifuna food and on how GAHFU was conceived

LGE members are available for speaking engagements


Community Development:

The Civic Engagement Project aims to empower individuals to become more engaged in issues that affect their community.

As part of a non-partisan project, the Civic Engagement Project will help permanent residents become U.S. citizens by providing resources and offering ongoing immigration workshops. It will also serve to educate and empower community members to register to vote, and get them to voice issues and concerns that matter most to them. Through this project, we will conduct voter registration drives, host annual voting education and carry out the voting initiatives.

To learn more about upcoming events, please contact GAHFU (323) 898-6841


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