“FestAfrica 2015” 13th Annual African Festival

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Silver Spring, MD – Come and enjoy diverse vibrant African culture at the 13th annual African festival, “FestAfrica 2015” hosted by non-profit group – Afropolitan Youth Association (AYA). The event will be held at Veterans Plaza on Saturday August 8th and Sunday August 9th from 1pm – 8pm both days. Admission is Free.

This 2-day celebration welcomes over 8,000 attendeesand features traditional and contemporary African music, dance performances, fashion shows, comedy, DJ jamboree, arts and crafts, vendors, African cuisine, games, family fun, and so much more!

Featured acts this year – Saturday: Cheza! Dance (Namibia/Southern Africa), Atemi (Kenya), Kimbo (Cameroun), Tosin (Nigera), Simunye Dance Group, KaribFIT (Afro-Caribbean). Sunday: LeTéna Dance (Ethiopia) , Kinobe (Uganda), Deborah Bond  (African American), Samini (Ghana) and many more. Complete entertainment schedule available online. 2015 FestAfrica Sponsors include Delta Airlines, Western Union, Maryland Lottery, Hype Creative Co, State Farm Stacy Tucker, Oluremi Ilupeju MD, PA.

The theme this year is, “African Health in the Community”. To commemorate health and wholeness in the Diaspora community, The Afropolitan Youth Association (AYA) is proud to support – The African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association as the 2015 FestAfrica Spotlight for the theme.

The festival’s 4th annual “FestAfrica Honors” Award presentation recognizes Africans home and abroad, achieving excellence and making significant contributions to the society. This year’s Honoree’s are Lara Akinsanya of L Shandi Designs (Fashion), Tania Ngo of MADDIFF (Non-Profit) and Frances Cole (Entertainment).

For more information, call 301- 960-8671or visit www.festafricausa.com

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Event:     “FestAfrica 2015” – 13th Annual African Outdoor Festival

Location:           Veterans Plaza  – 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Dates:                 Saturday August 8th (1 – 8 pm) & Sunday August 9th 2015

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA.Com (MLN). Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia (UDC). Email: [email protected]

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