Following African tradition, we open each Festival day with traditional African drumming .This image is of S.H.I.N.E. Mwausi led by Rene Fisher-Mims (second from right).
LA City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Council District 10
Azar Lawrence, Barbara Morrison, Miles Mosely
Mark-Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor 2nd District, Los Angeles County
We put a smile on everyone’s face. Join our audience of beautiful people!
Thank you Union Bank; a sponsor for the 6th consecutive year!
Shop our Village Marketplace with over 80 fine art and quality craft vendors from around the nation!
The legendary Dulan’s on Crenshaw is the proud sponsor of our VIP Hospitality Suite for the third year!
Culture is the fabric that binds us together as one community.
The Raw 2 the Roots Natural Hair Show presented by Crème of Nature.
Kamasi Washington, Medusa, and Leon “Da Lion” Mobley
LA Naturals, the largest natural hair meetup.com group on the West Coast w/over 1,100 members!
Dibs Pro Audio Worldwide is our official sound company for four consecutive years!
Superior Grocers is a proud sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. They also support our focus on education by providing scholarships for two schools in our district at our Festival!
Juan Roberts Design & Photography is a taste-maker and responsible for all the amazing images captured at our Festival. Juan is also a partner in The Leimert Park Village Group.
Mc Donald’s is a proud sponsor for the fifth consecutive year! Come out and enjoy a complimentary refreshing cold smoothie!
Kettle Corn & Stuff is a proud second year sponsor. CEO & Owner Keith Jackson is also a partner in The Leimert Park Village Group.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
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LABOR DAY WEEKEND - AUG. 31, SEPT. 1, 2, 2013
The FREE 5th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival
Sponsor, Vendor, Volunteer & Performance opportunities are available. Email leimertparkfestival (at) gmail (dot) com
This is the most anticipated Labor Day event in LA - where people party all day and night!!!
Los Angeles, CA - The 5th Annual FREE Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival in Historic Leimert Park Village is a FREE 3-day event, scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31st, Sept. 1st & Sept. 2nd, 2013 in the heart of LA's most dynamic cultural enclave for African and African American culture enjoyed by over 10,000 people from all council districts. Our highly anticipated festival features jazz, blues, reggae, R&B, neo-soul, Afro-beat, spoken word, comedy, traditional African drumming and dance.
In addition to our exceptional music, we have 5 special events that occur during the festival: 1) a Fashion Show, 2) a Natural Hair Show, 3) Sankofa Sunday - a remembrance of those that have transitioned in the past year, 4) a Legacy Awards Ceremony and 5) Leimert Park After Dark - entertainment in and around Leimert Park that occur after 6pm on Sat. & Sun. nights.
Our multi-generational and multi-ethnic audience enjoys browsing and shopping in our authentic African Marketplace that has over 50 fine art and quality craft vendors selling paintings, sculptures, wood carvings, jewelry, designer clothes, and quality crafts from around the African Diaspora.
We also have age-appropriate activities and distinct areas for children and teens and an international food court with vegetarian, vegan and meat entrees, quick bites, snacks, desserts and drinks.
We invite you to join over 10,000 people who eagerly look forward to this annual event that showcases the best national and local talent.
A few of our previous performers have included: Randy Crawford, LTD, Barbara Morrison, Azar Lawrence, Alphonse Mouzon, The Pan African People's Arkestra, Medusa, Bo Williams, The Mooney Twins, Kamasi Washington & The Next Step Band, The Lulu Washington Dance Troupe, plus many, many more!!!
This event is produced by The Leimert Park Group as is:
- ALWAYS FREE,
- ALWAYS LABOR DAY WEEKEND
- ALWAYS in HISTORIC LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE
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