About Afro Latino Festival

AFRO-LATINO FESTIVAL is an event that celebrates the African and Latin American people’s shared cultural heritage, rich in cultural and artistic expressions.

One more sleep to go…

Hi everyone,

One more sleep to go for the Afro Latino Festival!! With brilliant sunny weather forecast we cannot wait for you to enjoy all the live performances and workshops we have prepared.

We’re encouraging everyone to take public transport as Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is right in front of Casula Train Station!

For full festival program, click here

For our performance and artist line-up, click here

For venue directions, click here

To contact us, click here

The festival will go ahead even if it rains as Casula Powerhouse is undercover.

So… put your hand up if you’re coming!!

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Thank you!

Hello everyone,

YOU have made it happen! THANK YOU very much for your support and financial contribution to this years Afro Latino Festival‘s crowdfunding campaign!! 

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We are overwhelmed and humbled at the same time by your support and all the lovely comments you’ve left us.

We are looking forward to the festival this weekend and we’re expecting to see YOU all!

Thank you again and see you on Saturday :)

The Afro Latino Festival Team

5 days to go for our crowdfunding!

Dear everyone,
Preparations for this third edition of the Afro Latino Festival are well underway and we are also Crowdfunding for the Festival, so if you feel a bit more generous, please do make a pledge to our campaign right.  Click on this link and pledge, it takes 2 minutes and you will be helping us present a better festival this year.
Cultural Festivals are the lifeblood of diasporas everywhere.
So, we are asking for your support to keep the festival FREE and sustainable.
Help us continue to grow and pledge to our crowdfunding campaign:
We have received 70% of pledges, however if we don’t reach our target, we will not receive any funds!
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Our Crowdfunding Campaign is LIVE!

Dear friends,

We have been busy organising this year’s festival, and as the festival continues to grow the meeting costs to showcase this FREE event has become a huge task for us.

So, we are launching a crowdfunding campaign for this year’s festival through Pozible. We would like your help to reach our target and also spread the word.

Please show your support by sharing our Crowdfunding Campaign through word of mouth, email and social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instragram! our hashtag is #afrolatinofest

Thank you for your support and let’s keep the rhythm in the community alive!

http://www.pozible.com/afrolatinofestival

Afro Latino Festival is back in 2014!

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Yes, it has been confirmed! the date for the next Afro Latino Festival is Saturday 22 March 2014.

The Afro Latino Festival vision aims to highlight and strengthen the cultural heritage of both Latin American and African communities in Sydney by bringing them together to promote their cultural diversity and celebrate their cultural heritage through a biennial festival.

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Afro Latino Festival 2014 is a free community led festival showcasing live music, cultural performances, song, dance, arts and crafts, a fashion parade of contemporary designs inspired by traditional Latino and African designs, sports and food from the Latin American and African continents.

So, pencil it in your diaries, smart-phones and save the date! more details about the festival coming soon…

Thank you, Asante sana, Ashi naling, Obrigado, Mahad sanid, Gracias!

We wanted to say thank you to everyone who came along last Saturday. There was  great vibe, great music, great dancing, food, soccer, drumming and everything else!! Thank you to the volunteers, partners, sponsors and performers and of course all of YOU who attended and made the festival possible despite the rain.  Rumour is more than 2000 people attended this year’s Afro Latino Festival!!

We’ll be posting photos of the event very soon, we’ve seen some preview pics and they look amazing! You’ll be hearing from us from time to time for anything Afro Latino we might come across.  To keep updated, please join our e-newsletter and for any other queries email: laura_l_zamora (at) yahoo.com.au

For now our Festival Coordinator will be enjoying a well deserved rest at the WOMADelaide Festival this weekend!

We leave you with a post festival write up from local newspaper Liverpool Champion

 

Friendly weather warning for tomorrow…

Hi everyone,

Everything’s ready for tomorrow but it doesn’t look like gods are on our side so we are expecting some rain, however the festival WILL NOT BE CANCELLED! If you’re not familiar with the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, it’s an amazing venue and has capacity for over a thousand people indoors so we’ll be nice and dry! :D

Now on another note, today we were advised one of Casulas Powerhouse car parks has been affected by rain and it’s not safe for parking at the moment so we strongly want to encourage you to take public transport tomorrow. The Powerhouse is literally in front of Casula train station. Click here to check directions on how to get there. You can also park at Glenfield or Warwick Farm train stations and then catch a train to Casula station.

We really hope a little rain doesn’t discourage you to come, we hope to see you there!

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With less than 2 weeks away from our 2012 festival, our team is working hard in putting all final touches. Last week they took a short break from planning and gathered at NSW SLASA office to meet up with a reporter from local newspaper Fairfield Advance, this was a great opportunity to tell them more about the festival, what had inspired volunteers to participate and to pose for a photo-shoot of course!

Volunteers Stephanie Mora, Carolina Rivas, Sonia Martinez, Eugenia Mora and festival manager Laura Luna put on their best festival smiles for the camera, well done guys! hope to see more of you and all other volunteers soon.