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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


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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