Celebrate Africa!

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
12 noon-5 PM

4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD 20710


Revel in the rich sights, sounds, food, art, fashion, music and culture of Africa!

Bladensburg Waterfront Park transforms into an African marketplace with musicians, artists and cuisine from Senegal to Somalia. Treat your family to traditional and modern dancers, musicians, artisans and storytellers. Come dressed in your favorite African clothing, and take part in the fashion procession! 

Featuring Grammy nominated musician Cheick Hamala Diabate, as well as dancing, drumming and storytelling provided by Farafina Kan and Vera Oye Yaa-Anna.

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12-12:30 pm Nana Frimpong, sacred drummer | Main Stage
12:30-1:15 pm Farafina Kan Youth performance and interactive African drumming and dancing | Main Stage
1:30-2:15 pm Farafina Kan Youth performance and interactive African drumming and dancing | Main Stage
2:30-3 pm African Designer Fashion Show | Pavilion
3-4 pm Jollof Boys | Main Stage
4:30-5:30 pm Cheick Hamala Diabate | Main Stage

*Storyteller Oye Palaver Hut will be performing in 30 minute sessions throughout the day