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Enter Now for Your Chance to Win Tickets to Afro-Latino Fest NYC This Weekend

Enter to win tickets to Afro-Latino Fest NYC from July 8 to 10—featuring activities and performances that celebrate Afro-Latino culture.

We're excited for this weekend's Afro-Latino Festival of New York, where in it's fourth year, it continues to celebrate the contributions that people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean have made to NYC and the world.


From July 8 to 10, expect activities galore, including conferences, culinary presentations and artists showcases that will highlight the work, values and issues important to the AfroLatino community.

The festival will include the following elements and more:

*Musical Performances: Tito Puente Jr., Nina Sky, Princess Nokia, Los Rakas, Maluca, & El CaribeFunk, just to name a few.

*Afrolatin Talk Conferences: Panelists will cover topics from transnational migration, immigration, human rights, BlackLatinx Feminism, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Representation and Cultural Heritage to Afro-Colombian Participation in the Colombia Peace Process.

*Film Screening: NYC debut of "Nana Dijo; Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness," directed by Bocafloja and Cambiowashere.

*Late Night DJ Parties

Check out the breakdown of the weekend below:

 Friday, July 8th

Kick-off Activities | Schomburg Center

Afro-Latino Fest NYC Awards Presentation, AfroLatin Talks, Afrolatin@ Crowd: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon hosted by AfroCrowd, Film Screening "Nana Dijo" by Bocaquilombo & Sociedad Cimarron, Followed by an Uptown Latin Jazz/Folk/Reggae Concert featuring Afrodisiaco, Proyeccion Folclorico, Yurby, Joshue Ashby & C3 Project, Cynthia Montaño, DJ Bembona

Night Show | SOBs

Making Movies, El CaribeFunk, Mecanik Informal, Carolina Camacho, DJ Ritmo Equis

After Party by iBomba | Cmon Everybody

Carolina Camacho, Zuzuka Poderosa, Ritmo Equis, Resident DJ's Beto & Ushka

Saturday, July 9th | Restoration Plaza

Tito Puente Jr, Nina Sky, Geko Jones of Que Bajo?!, Maluca, Rich Medina, DJ Jigue, Nickodemus, El Freaky, Madame Vacile, Bulla en el Barrio, Bed Stuy Social w DJ Tahleim & friends

Sunday, July 10th | Restoration Plaza

Los Rakas, Sango, Aurelio Martinez, Makossa BK ft. Dee Phunk, Dj Tara & DJ Shinobi Shaw, Bed Stuy Social ft. Christian Martir & DJ Tahleim, Princess Nokia, Oshun, Big Nito, Blackheart Intl Soundsystem

Okayafrica is giving two winners a chance to win a pair of tickets to attend all three days of Afro-Latino Fest NYC. Enter below for a chance to win. Winners will be notified via email the morning of July 8.

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