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Afro Fest in Aksarben celebrates African culture

Published: Sep. 5, 2021 at 7:28 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Summer may be coming to an end but there’s still a handful of festivals to enjoy across the Omaha-metro.

The event has plenty of sights, taste, and sound. On Saturday, the third annual Afro Fest was at Stinson Park.

“We do it to bring people together, to share, and celebrate African culture,” said event organizer Judy Kiagiri.

People are able to experience vendors with clothes and jewelry. There’s also music and food for attendees to enjoy as well.

“Diversity matters so having a type of event like this, we bring people together to see the Alayba, know the Alayba, a ton of us in the community and we’re really excited to share what makes us special and the rest of you,” said Kiagiri.

The event is also a good educational opportunity for people on hand. Not only do the clothes and more help with that, but maps and posters with information are spread out around the park.

“Africa is just not only starving kids and people dying, like Africa has 54 countries. A lot of countries are tribal, big economy. People are doing great things so that is the strong message we wanna come across,” said event organizer Folly Teko.

The one big thing the Afro Fest officials think people will take from the event is...

“I think they’ll be like, “Woah, I think I need to pack my bag and go to Africa.’”

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