Upcoming Afro Beat Festival in Military Park will include headliner Les Nubians
by Brick City Live | June 19, 2017
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Event group Newark Social will present their first annual AfroBeat Festival at Military Park this coming July 15th.
Newark Social bills the event as “the largest celebration of culture and heritage of Africans on the continent and in the diaspora in the state of New Jersey.” The all day, rain-or-shine, family-friendly festival will feature more than 200 vendors offering food, music, clothing, artifacts, and entertainment from the African diaspora. Organizers anticipate that the event will attract several thousand attendees to Military Park.
Les Nubians, the Grammy-nominated sibling singing duo that hails from France, will headline the festival. Other performers and DJ’s have also been announced, including Ayo Jay, Bisa Kdei, DJ Moma, DJ Sienna Chanel, DJ Nayah and DJ Hardhittin Harry.
In addition the vendor marketplace, festival organizers have also announced a fashion showcase, children’s village, and dance and drum performances.
Afrobeat will round out a busy summer music schedule in Newark that also includes Guard d’Avant, which kicks off in Military Park July 4th weekend and will feature performances every Tuesday in July, and the three-day Lincoln Park Music Festival, which launches the last week in July.
Newark Social is also busy preparing for another major event: its second annual Newark Under The Stars pop-up dinner, which will take place in August.
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