AFASA started the African Festival in 1998 as a way to celebrate the African’s rich and diverse cultures with the Africa community. Apart from the fact that it brings people from African communities together, it is also a way of giving back to the community.Read More
It has been around for 45 years adding to the landscape of the Brooklyn Cultural community as a world-class event. The Annual Festivals are open to children and adults, Local and International Artists and performers such as musicians, drummers, poets, fashion designers, and carvers.Read More
My name is Shannon Nia Alomar. I represent and perform with Your Queens, the first African royalty booking costume company. While performing with Your Queens I practice dancing, singing, and storytelling. While performing with Your Queens, I play Queen Nefertiti. Nefertiti's name means the beautiful one has come.
I have been with Your Queens for almost a year now and the experience has truly changed my life :)
"While performing, I feel like I become another person. My confidence increases, I feel carefree and focused on making others around me truly feel the message of what we are trying to portray." ~ Shannon Nia
My mother's side of my family is African-American and my father's side is Puerto Rican. Before Your Queens, I have never performed in this capacity and it has taught me that my talents go beyond the limits I thought they did. Before I would always say "I can't dance" because I was not a dancer but now I am open to giving anything a try because Your Queens has helped me see that dedication, commitment and a stellar team you can do anything!
Learn more about, Your Queens – Costume Character company launch by bringing Queens of Ancient African History to life.
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