Afro-Latino Festival’s 2017 Lineup Features Milly Quezada, Amara La Negra, and More

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A report by Isabelia Herrera (Hello, Isabelia!!) for ReMezcla.

On July 7 and 8, Afro-Latino Festival is returning to New York City for its fifth consecutive year. This summer, we’ll get to experience two days of panels, performances, and art installations celebrating Afro-Latinx culture and resistance.

This year’s festival also includes the Liberación Film Festival, featuring documentaries like Death by A Thousand Cuts (Haiti/Dominican Republic), Hijos del destierro (Honduras), and Sombra Di Koló (Curacao).

To add to the excitement, the celebration is centered on women artists, professionals, activists, and creators. The lineup boasts merengue queen Milly Quezada, dembow diosa Amara La Negra, club DJ/producer Tygapaw, and artist/cultural critic Zahira Kelly, as well as performers like Alison Hinds, Johnny Osbourne, Zuzuka Poderosa, DJ Bembona, Carolina Camacho, and more.

To help raise funds for the fest, you can donate to a special Kickstarter campaign launching Sunday, April 9 at 11:59 p.m. Donors can enter to win VIP passes, special merchandise, and even a tour of Havana, Cuba or Colon, Panama hosted by Afrolatino Travel. This isn’t just a party you can’t miss, but also a chance to highlight an important and underrepresented part of Latinx culture.

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