African cultures

The 3rd edition of the Afro Fest brings African cultures and history to Omaha

“Diversity counts”: Afro Fest presents African cultures and history

The 3rd annual Afro Fest filled Omaha with music, dancing and delicious food. All in the hope of showcasing African cultures and creating a feeling of diversity.

Afro Fest has brought many different cultures over 7,000 miles away into the heart of Omaha. People gathered in Stinson Park in the village of Aksarben on Saturday to find out what Africa really stands for. “Bringing the whole community together at an event, where there are no limits, no borders,” said Folly Teko, co-founder of Afro Fest. This third annual festival is a dream come true for the African community, bringing together at least 50 cultures and countries while representing a continent. Although it is a time for fun, it is also a time for education. During the festival, live music was played, people danced, vendors came from Ghana, and performers were able to symbolize the beauty of Africa and beyond. West, North, South, East Africa, “said Manug Ag, visual artist and local resident. Ag created a live painting during the festival in hopes of bridging the cultural divide. African and American Co-founder Judy Kiagiri says she hopes Afro Fest will continue to serve not only as a platform for representation, but also for diversity. “Diversity matters, we are celebrating diversity here tonight.” The Afro Fest plans to return next year for the fourth year and continue to bring its culture and education to the Omaha community.

Afro Fest has brought many different cultures over 7,000 miles away into the heart of Omaha. People gathered in Stinson Park in the village of Aksarben on Saturday to find out what Africa really stands for.

“Bringing the whole community together at an event, where there are no limits, no borders,” said Folly Teko, co-founder of Afro Fest.

This third annual festival is a dream come true for the African community, bringing together at least 50 cultures and countries while representing a continent.

Although it is a time for fun, it is also a time for education.

During the festival, live music was played, people danced, vendors came from Ghana, and performers were able to symbolize the beauty of Africa and beyond.

“I want everyone to be represented in this painting, whether you are from Omaha, West Africa, North, South, East,” said Manug Ag, visual artist and local resident. .

Ag created a live painting during the festival in hopes of bridging the divide between African and American cultures.

Co-founder Judy Kiagiri says she hopes Afro Fest will continue to serve not only as a platform for representation, but also for diversity.

“Diversity matters, we are celebrating diversity here tonight,” Kiagiri said.

Afro Fest plans to return next year for the fourth year and continue to bring its culture and education to the Omaha community.