Saturday, June 20, 2015

Planning for Afrifest

Today I attended a meeting of the Afrifest Foundation at the Brookdale Library in Brooklyn Park. The main agenda item was planning for this year's Afrifest, scheduled for August 1.

Fortunately, we have been doing this for years and know exactly what is needed to accomplish the festival. We are excited and grateful to have secured financial and other support from the city of Brooklyn Park. This is a new development for us, testifying to our growing visibility and value to the community.

We spent time brainstorming on ways of enhancing the Festival this year, and we decided to give particular attention to children. We plan to have various children's activities and games. For the first time, we will have performances of African folktales. I am the one who will do this, given my many years of involvement in African and world folklore. I enjoy performing to any kind of audience, from children to college students.

For more information and updates, please check the Afrifest Facebook page.

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