Africa On The Avenue
Africa On The Avenue is a celebration of the vibrant African immigrant community along Georgia Avenue NW. Featuring live music, local vendors, and food there is something for everyone to enjoy and learn during this one-day festival. Join us on Saturday, May 20 from 11AM-5PM in Bruce Monroe Park (Georgia Ave NW between Irving St & Columbia Rd)!
*Sounds from the African Diaspora by DJ Underdog from 11AM-5PM
*Event hosted by Katea Stitt, WPFW Program Director
*Kids Korner 12-4PM with balloons and face painting, plus readings by Sankofa
11:00-11:15AM DJ Underdog
11:20AM-12:00PM Los Rumberos (Afro-Cuban ensemble)
12:00-12:15PM DJ Underdog
12:15-1PM Farafina Kan (West African drumming, dancing, singing)
1:00-1:30PM Speakers – Brianne Dornbush, District Bridges Executive Director; Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, Director Kaba
1:30-1:45PM Sankofa Children’s Reading
1:45-2:25PM Feedel Band (Ethiopian ensemble)
2:25-2:35PM DJ Underdog
2:35-3:20PM Dokun Oke and The Odu-Afrobeat (Nigerian Afrobeat ensemble)
3:20-3:35PM Sankofa Children’s Reading
3:35-4:35PM Cheick Hamala Diabaté (Malian ensemble)
4:35-4:40PM Closing Remarks
4:40-5:00PM DJ Underdog
DC International Market (falafel, chicken + rice, gyro sandwich, salad)
DC Water (Wendy the Waterdrop)
Fashion by Design Boutique
Interested in volunteering for the event? Visit https://www.districtbridges.org/get-involved/ (scroll to May 20 on the calendar and click on the time slot you’re interested in to sign-up).
Interested in being a vendor for the event? Click here.