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Afro-Latinos Celebrate Their Roots At Festival Afro-Latino

The second annual Festival Afro-Latino NYC drew crowds to Parkside Avenue in Brooklyn on Saturday. Beginning at noon, the festival showcased the diversity among Afro-Latinos through performances from groups like Omulu Capoeira Brooklyn, music and delicious eats (bacalaítos, a variety of empanadas y más).

Founded by Tania Molina, a Garifuna, and Mai-Elka Prado Gil, who’s Panamanian, the Afro-Latino Festival is a non-profit organization aimed at representing Latinos of African descent and encouraging a celebration of recognition, respect and appreciation toward our ancestors.

Below are a few photos we snapped from this weekend’s festival:


Festival Afro-Latino ‘s MC Kadine discusses the importance of the gathering (Image: Janel Martinez)


(l-r) Essence of Me founder Tamika Burgess, Victoria Arzu (Proyecto Mas Color), Ain’t I Latina? founder Janel Martinez and Sophia Arzu (Proyecto Mas Color) pose for a picture.



Author Kevin Sabio was out at the Afro-Latino Festival showcasing his books. He was also repping Honduras to the fullest (Image: Janel Martinez)




Omulu Capoeira Brooklyn performer caught mid-air (Image: Janel Martinez)





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