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when: Jun 24, 2018 at Noon to 4 p.m.
where: Leimert Park, Leimert Park Village People Street, 4343 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca
cost: $45 for VIP
ages: All Ages
This year’s festival is highlighting Brazil and its diasporic, artistic connections to Leimert Park. Brazil itself is a key node in African culture and is home to one of the world’s largest populations of Black people, second only to Nigeria. The vibrant spirit of this country will be on full display at the Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks, including dynamic drumming and Samba.
In addition, this year’s theme is “Asuwada,” a Yoruba principle describing an energetic phenomenon that arises when a community unites with a collective positive intention in pursuit of a common goal for the greater good. The cultural tenet Asuwada highlights the importance of compassion and solidarity in a time of unprecedented divisiveness.