Boston’s 7th Annual African Festival

Saturday 29th July was marked by the colorful celebration of music, food and culture from different countries on the African continent. Boston was privileged to enjoy the 7th Annual African Festival presented by the Shalupe Foundation. With performances by Georgette Adjie from Cameroon, and a special appearance by Miss Africa New England, Sabrina Ali, the Greenway Park was bustling with art and wonder.

Vendors from Worcester were selling beautiful, handmade attire from Zimbabwe, Cape Verdean jewelry makers were beckoning with their shiny merchandize, the calming whiff of  African black soap, natural shea butter, essential oils, and of course the mouth watering and tantalizing spicy food from Africa. Congolese fried plantain, Cameroonian Beignets and beans, and Jollof were all present, vying for the attention of hungry buyers.

Members of AiB were in attendance to participate in the day’s festivities, interacting with people of African descent, and lovers of different African cultures.

Elisa Miranda and Flossy Azu, Events Manager and Communications Manager of AiB enjoying the event

The festival was well attended


Author:  Flossy Azu, AiB Communications Manager