The 35th Annual African Street Festival, created by the African American Cultural Alliance, celebrates all things from the diaspora. From amazing performances to international vendors, the weekend event brings out the best in black Nashville and allows us to feel one with out African heritage. I love showing you sides of Nashville that don’t include country music. Truthfully, Nashville is becoming quite the cultural melting pot as we have more than 100 new residents arriving to the city everyday! Check out this amazing event, held in Hadley Park, right at the foot of Historic Jefferson Street.
My sister and I decided to go to the festival on the last night. Truthfully, it’s the best night to get awesome deals from the vendors. Also, Sunday night is a great night to see the crowning performances. This year, we had the pleasure of seeing the Sankofa Drum & Dance Company. The legendary troupe gave the audience an amazing 45 minute performance that boasted complex drum routines, exciting dance performances, and inspirational crowd participation.
Of course I had to give you some VLOG coverage. During my visit I scored a pair of cool sunglasses and my annual container of PREMIUM Shea butter! I’m so mad I wasn’t able to get my favorite Jamaican meat & three, but I was so happy I supported this important event. Like I said, Nashville is more than country music and cowboy boots. There are tons of cultural events that discuss the various parts of the world. Now that these world residents are living in our city, we must make sure to celebrate our differences.
Have you attended the African Street Festival in Nashville? What is your favorite part of the fest? Let me know in the comments section!