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17th Annual

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Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its seventeenth annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures.

SATURDAY
10:00 a.m. African-American Dance – Fantasia
10:40 a.m. Storytelling in the West African Tradition – Baba the Storyteller
12:20 p.m. Heritage Award Presentation to The Honorable Kelvin D. Filer
12:30 p.m. DJ Seven Seize
12:55 p.m. West African Dance – Dembrebrah
1:40 p.m. Interactive Drum Circle – Ambianz Muzic Experienz
2:30 p.m. The LA LA Mardi Gras Second Liners
3:10 p.m. Breakdancing and Popping – Homeland Crew
4:00 p.m. Music performance by Per Se
SUNDAY
10:00 a.m. Flute performance – Abdul-Salaam Muhammad
10:40 a.m. Storytelling in the West African Tradition – Baba the Storyteller
11:45 a.m. Interactive Poetry, Music, and Yoga – Deep Red
12:20 p.m. West African Dance – Dembrebrah
12:55 p.m. The LA LA Mardi Gras Second Liners
1:40 p.m. Breakdancing and Popping – Homeland Crew
2:30 p.m. Interactive Drum Circle – Ambianz Muzic Experienz
3:10 p.m. African-American Dance – Fantasia
4:00 p.m. Jazz music ensemble – Music in the Moment

All programs subject to change and weather dependent. Ocean Theater and Ocean Science Center — See monitors for shows and times.

CULTURAL DEMONSTRATORS & EXHIBITORS

  • Art Display – Michael Seale, Jr.
  • Fashionwear and Music – Charles Whitehead
  • African Craftwork – Welcome 2 Afrika
  • Cultural Fashionwear – Zags Clothing
  • Art Display – Betty Evans
  • Beaded Art – Piasart
  • Forgotten Images – A Celebration of African and African-American History
  • George Washington Carver Museum of California

HERITAGE AWARD PRESENTATION – Saturday 12:20 p.m.

The Honorable Kelvin D. Filer

Special thanks to our community advisor Naomi Rainey, president Long Beach Branch NAACP

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