events and festivals
Performing Arts festivals and events oriented towards culture that is sometimes presented with a theme such as musical genre, dance performance, nationality, or locality of performers, or traditional events.
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.
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.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is one of the oldest performing arts centers in America; it introduced the BAM Dance Africa street fair festival to the public over forty years ago to celebrate annually in May the African culture through its Dance Africa Festival. These are images I have captured throughout the years.
The event presented a Unity Parade of Flags of all 195 countries that are member states of the United Nations. Representatives marched from the Fulton mall to Brooklyn Borough Hall. Holding hands, they all formed a human chain around Brooklyn Borough Hall signifying "bridging the gap" in generations of the world’s people... Read more
The annual Arizona Asian Festival in Mesa is a family-friendly celebration of Asian culture and heritage. The three-day event featured authentic cuisine showcasing the continent’s diverse range of flavors and dishes as well as an arts & crafts marketplace, taiko drumming performances... Read more
Presented By Los Hermanos Fraternos De Loiza & Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute In Association with Taino Towers - El Barrio Fuerte. The Festival Santiago Apostol De Loiza En El Barrio is commonly known as the Loiza Festival in El Barrio.