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.
Thank you for your support and let’s keep the rhythm in the community alive!
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.
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…
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
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!
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!
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.
Afro Latino Festival – Sydney 2012
Check out the Trailer for the upcoming Afro Latino Festival 2012 on Saturday 3rd March 11am.
Afro Latino Festival on YouTube.
The NSW Spanish and Latin American Association for Social Assistance in collaboration with the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre present Afro Latino Festival 2012 on Saturday 3rd March 11am.
The first Afro Latino Festival in Sydney took place on Saturday 21st May 2010 and was a great success with over 1000 people attending!
Afro Latino Festival 2010 brought together African and Latin American communities to promote, strengthen and celebrate their cultural heritage and diversity.
An extraordinary ensemble of cultural performances from Latin America and Africa performed, including Afro Peruvian Project, Capoeira Angola, Brisas del Peru, Burundian Choir, Asi es Colombia, Ethiopian performers, Candombe Urumbe and many others.
The Festival literally kicked off with its very own Afro-Latino Soccer Cup & Basketball Cup, followed by a free BBQ. The Cultural Fashion Parade showcased true Afro-Latino styles. And as if this was not enough, there was an Arts and Crafts Showcase. Children were able to participate in some fun activities such as face painting and games!
Afro Latino Festival 2010 was proudly supported by the NSW Government – Community Relations Commission, NSW Spanish and Latin American Association for Social Assistance, Fairfield Police, The Congolese Community of Australia Inc, Burundian Community Care, Fairfield Migrant Resource Centre and Fairfield City Council.
Check out this video put together by Matta Media