Fiesta Fela 2015
Sat, Oct 10
10 AM - 6 PM
Santa Fe Railyard Park
Fiesta Fela Celebrates 5 Years
Amazing foodǃ Wonderful artǃ Exciting Performersǃ Your favorite bandsǃAfreeka Santa Fe is pleased and excited to present FIESTA FELA 2015,
the 5th annual Santa Fe Festival of African Art and Culture, on Saturday October 10th 2015 at the Santa Fe Railyard Park, in Santa Fe New Mexico
FIESTA FELA was founded in 2011 as a tribute to Fela Kuti the iconic Nigerian musician and human rights activist and has over the years evolved into a full-fledged African cultural festival, celebrating the vigor, mystery and magic of the continent in the diaspora.
FIESTA FELA is a free, family-friendly event, designed to entertain and educate the community; showcasing authentic traditional and contemporary cultures of Africa in Santa Fe and New Mexico.
For this landmark 5th anniversary celebration, a selection of the best local acts that have made the event such a big success in past years have been lined up to share in the tribute, but new ground will be broken when;
Emman LeGrand and The African Rythmix becomes the first band from outside of new Mexico to appear in the festival. Emman is from Congo, home of soukous music and inspired dancing is guaranteed when he takes to the stage.
Characteristically, along with activities on stage, happenings in the festival grounds will be equally engaging. Painters, sculptors, potters and other artists will be creating art in real time and the public is always welcome and encouraged to participate. Vendor booths will feature an assortment of unique works from African and local artists. Santa Fe's own Jambo Café will anchor the food court.
A children's tent will offer opportunities for the young to learn about the many customs and traditions of Africa, including, painting, pottery, weaving and Afro-Beat. The "Know Africa" tent will offer five-minute refresher courses in African history from antiquity to today.
Artists featured in FIESTA FELA 2015 will include, Jaka, Agalu, Moria, Tarnoff Art Center, Rujeko, Matthew Andrae, Gasalo Adeyemo, and Dean Howell.
Afreeka Santa Fe's mission is to authentically preserve, present and exchange traditional and contemporary cultures of Africa in diversified and global world.
Fiesta Fela 2015 promises to deliver on that mission.
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