Afro-Latino Festival 2015: Celebrate “Afrolatinidad”

“The Festival will take NYC by storm to AFFIRM, EDUCATE and CELEBRATE Afrolatino cultures.”

Art, hard and soft sciences, music, film, business, law–the world can no longer ignore the massive contributions by the AfroLatinidad community: The third edition of The Afro-Latino Festival of New York kicks off this Friday, July 10th to Sunday, July 12th.

The multi-location, three-day event serves the collective AfroLatinidad community by featuring over 20+ artists from 10+ countries; it’s a vibrant opportunity for cultural exchanges, networking, panel discussions, artistic showcases, and presentations.

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The organizers’ overall “mission is to provide a positive public space to pay tribute to the African roots of people from Latin America and the Caribbean.”

On July 10th at 7pm, The Opening Gala Reception (cocktail) will honor accomplished members of the Afrolatino community who have excelled in their respective professional fields. And the fun doesn’t end there. The next two days will feature “three different panels exploring the intersection of Afrolatinidad, Culture, and Technology,” dance parties, film screenings, art exhibitions, workshops, and a major concert on Sunday.

The Festival is also an official supporter of the International Decade for People of African Descentresolution 68/237 which cites “the need to strengthen national, regional and international cooperation in relation to the full enjoyment of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights by people of African descent, and their full and equal participation in all aspects of society.” Yes, quite an ironic statement considering the recent Dominican Republic vs Haitians human rights story.

Afro-Latino Festival is taking the necessary steps  to respect, value and unite humans through love, food, education, and positive entertainment.

Join OogeeWoogee! We’ll be there for all three days.

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Cultura profetica – “La complicidad” (One of the main performers has over 15 million views)

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Chop and Quench “The Fela! Band


Directions Below:

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza Sunday, July 12
1368 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216 Bet Brooklyn Ave & New York Ave
TRAIN: A, C to Nostrand Ave stop
CAR: There’s free street parking.
Concerts + Street Fair + Dance Classes + Art Exhibit + Live Drumming
Remember to upgrade to a 3day Passto really enjoy “The Experience”.

RSVP required for everyone.
The Wick, Bushwick Saturday, July 11
260 Meserole St. Brooklyn, N.Y. 11206
TRAIN: two blocks from the Montrose stop on the L line (or a bit further from the Lorimer stop on the J and M lines).

CAR: There’s free street parking up and down Meserole and around the immediate area.
BUS: B60, B43, B48
Wheelchair accessible. No pets, sorry.

Madiba at My Image Studios (MIST), Harlem Friday, July 10
46 W. 116th Street, New York, N.Y. 10026
TRAIN: 2,3,A,B,C,D to 116th St
CAR: Cross streets Lenox Ave. and Madison Ave.
BUS: M1, M7, M102, M116
Wheelchair accessible. No pets, sorry.
Wi-Fi Available



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