The Afro-Latino festival in New York City, its 4th edition, is almost here (July 8th-10th). Let’s take a look back at our recap of the brilliant 3rd edition. The annual festival is committed to affirm, educate, and celebrate Afrolatinidad.
This is part 1 of our 3-part video series highlighting the social relevancy of Afro-Latinos. In this video, it wasn’t your ordinary evening gala. The Afro-Latino festival probed the very idea of what it means to be human—the festival itself forced us (everyone from the diaspora) to reconcile with the politics surrounding the hyphenated national and racial identity. It celebrated the oft-ignored contributions from Latinos of African descent. We explored our shared cultural heritage through music, dance, food, arts & crafts, and panel discussions—all united under “One Love.”