On Saturday, February 25th the third annual Afro-Carib Festival returns to the Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater city with among the highest concentrations of Jamaican residents in the United States. The ultimate Black History Month celebration, the Afro-Carib Festival is a salute to cultures found across the African diaspora.
Haitian hitmaker, J.Perry who has made his home at the top of the Haitian music charts plus one of the most popular afrobeats artists, Tekno Nigerian singer and songwriter whose songs have been recorded by prominent artists such as Ciara, Drake, Beyonce and Swae Lee, and Cuban legend Jacob Forever, will be among others to hit the stage for the Afro-Carib Festival in Miramar, Florida.
The City of Miramar’s Commissioner, Alexandra P. Davis, claims ”Part of who we are as a people, descendants from African and Caribbean roots, are reflected in the music, instruments and dance which make up our rich culture and heritage. When you listen to the lyrics of these artistes and feel the rhythm of the Afro-Reggae – inspired beat, it resonates deep within the soul.”
“This is what we want to bring to this celebration of our multi-diverse community in Miramar,” the Commissioner emphasized.
Commissioner Davis said she started the festival in February to mark Black History Month and Reggae Month. “Folks who come can enjoy all things Caribbean and African, from the smells, sights, and sounds,” Davis said.
Afrobeats has been popularized in the states with the help of musical artists such as Davido, Stonebwoy, Tems, Burna Boy, Rotimi, Wizkid, and more. Both African and Caribbean cultures hold center stage at the festival, which takes place in the epicenter of South Florida’s rich Caribbean community. According to worldpopulationreview.com, Miramar has the greatest concentration of Jamaican residents of any U.S. city, at 15.4%.
The festival concludes many days of events, including a pre-party sound clash on February 24 and tributes to past reggae legends and activists fighting for justice. The lineup of celebrations promises to satiate patrons’ cravings for ancestral cuisines from the many vendors offering both Caribbean and African food choices. Artists will also be selling a variety of culturally relevant pieces.Every event leading up to the show is free, while tickets to the concert on Saturday are affordably priced at only $25.
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