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Ankara Fashion & Music Festival Los Angeles (AFLA) September 2-4, 2022

Lashaun Turner

The 13th annual Ankara Festival Los Angeles is a celebration of African fashion, culture, heritage, music, dance, and art.

Ankara Festival Los Angeles -:Ankara Festivals Facebook Page-

The elaborate annual African cultural festival was created in 2010 by Founder and Creative Director, Peter Lentini, with intentions of creating a social landscape for cultural pride in the U.S., increasing visibility of African culture, and fostering entrepreneurship through fashion, arts, music, and dance.

Peter Lentini-:Ankara Festivals Facebook Page-

Africa's influence on American culture is undeniable. This festival will continue to highlight the uniqueness of African music, fashion, and entertainment with some of the best artists from Africa- Peter Lentini

The event is a celebration of fashion designers and individuals of all races who embrace the use of traditional African material for contemporary fashion. Attendees can expect a showcase of modern African designs in African print (Ankara) presented by established African and African inspired designers including up and coming designers.

The Ankara Fashion & Music Festival will also feature live performances from world-renowned African music artists from around the globe.

The three-day festival kicks off Sept. 2 and ends Sept. 4. Opening night will feature a headline performance from Wande Coal at Catch One.

The second day will be an African Marketplace Pop-Up, of vendors and Afrobeat’s Day Party beginning at 2 p.m. at The Fountain LA.

Closing night will be at Exchange LA, which includes a Red-Carpet event at 3 p.m. and features a runway fashion show with live African music beginning at 5 p.m. followed by a live performance by Nigerian Singer Yemi Alade at 8 p.m.

Venue locations:

Catch One: 4067 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90019

The Fountain LA: 2889 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Exchange LA: 618 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

More information can be found on the website.

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