African Festival of Boston 2013

Those who attended the 2010, 2011 and 2012 African Festivals remember what a great time we had.

Check out some memories here:

Photos:

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Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Jamair007#p/u/34/bYD-u6aYojc

http://www.youtube.com/user/Jamair007#p/u/33/zVMG-NcK8eo

http://www.youtube.com/user/Jamair007#p/u/32/XQFAkI0iPas

This year's event promises to be even more fun-filled!

Don't miss out!  Put this one on your calendar for sure!

Come early to get good seats and the best selection of food and goods for purchase.

Suggest you dress for comfort and the sun. Bring a hat and/or sun block. Wear your dance shoes too because you will be moving to some infectious beats. You might also want to bring a chair, cushion or blanket for comfortable seating.

Bring cash to buy food, souvenirs, music and clothes from the vendors.

While it's an all-afternoon (from 12pm until 6pm) event, the "good stuff" happens after 2pm.

Hosted by: Be Sharp Production's Ahmad "Phantom" and Ms. Laura O.

Music by: Boston's #1 International - DJ Charlie B

Live performances by:

Shakalewa https://www.facebook.com/ pages/SHAKALEWAOFFICIEL/[masked]

Afrika Rainbow   https://www.facebook.com/ roots.cv

D'hamu Manero

K'Mistry

TZ Hustler          https://www.facebook.com/ tzhustler

Paa Seck Diery   http:// www.paaseckdiery.com/ the-band/

Rumba Africa    http://www.rumbafrica.com/home.html

Saga AP            http://www.reverbnation.com/sagaap

Peter G             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwxcN0vjjZ4

SGA Trio

Star Boiz          https://www.facebook.com/star.boiz.1

Sukiyaki

Bolade

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  • Tbird

    Looking forward to next year.

    July 10, 2013

  • Lindsay

    I will be there shortly. There was a delay on my end of the red line.

    July 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Did you enjoy your time at the African Festival of Boston? Send us your feedback (and pictures!)

      Feedback form: http://tinyurl.com/m7...­

      July 8, 2013

  • Kimberley

    Where is everyone?

    July 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Did you enjoy your time at the African Festival of Boston? Send us your feedback (and pictures!)

      Feedback form: http://tinyurl.com/m7...­

      July 8, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    Great event, it was a lot of fun! I wish I could have stayed longer...

    July 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Did you enjoy your time at the African Festival of Boston? Send us your feedback (and pictures!)

      Feedback form: http://tinyurl.com/m7...­

      July 8, 2013

  • Kimberley

    This sure was better than the last festival-I was highly entertained. Had fun listening, dancing to the various types of music, trying new foods and eyeballing the various displays of clothing, art, accessories; oh and people watching-just all around a wonderfully hot simmering afternoon.

    July 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Did you enjoy your time at the African Festival of Boston? Send us your feedback (and pictures!)

      Feedback form: http://tinyurl.com/m7...­

      July 8, 2013

  • Ije

    Hello...Where's everyone? I'm by the center music stage....

    July 6, 2013

    • Tonya

      Turn around we're sitting on a blanket next to the sound tent.

      July 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Did you enjoy your time at the African Festival of Boston? Send us your feedback (and pictures!)

      Feedback form: http://tinyurl.com/m7...­

      July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did you enjoy your time at the African Festival of Boston? Send us your feedback (and pictures!)

    Feedback form: http://tinyurl.com/m72s3qo

    July 8, 2013

  • Saskia

    I hope everyone had a great time sorry i could not make it i got held up at work

    July 7, 2013

  • Tonya

    Seated on grass on plaid green blanket near sound pop up tent which is blue. Wearing yellow/white flower print dress. Call/text[masked] if you need help finding me.

    July 6, 2013

  • Marie-Claire

    The attached meetup map isn't the location. http://www.africanfestivalofboston.org/

    July 6, 2013

    • Tonya

      Thanks for mentioning this discrepancy. The coordinates are correct but apparently Google named the location as Thomas P. O'Neill Jr Tunnel & Interstate 93 because it is underneath the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The Greenway runs parallel
      from the Boston Harbor Hotel to the Aquarium.

      July 6, 2013

  • Ije

    See you all later in the afternoon....

    July 6, 2013

  • Tbird

    Be advised that the Rose Kennedy Greenway is quite long. According to the organizers, the festival is occurring at the Greenway directly across the street from the Boston Harbor Hotel. I plan to arrive between 12:45pm and 1pm.

    July 6, 2013

    • Kimberley

      We'll arrive after 2. Planning to park in Chinatown and walk over

      July 6, 2013

  • Tonya

    30 members, who actually show up and say hello to me (during my attendance after 2PM) and have a YES RSVP (as of 11AM Saturday July 6th), will be rewarded with an African Festival Onxybird memento. Sorry you who show without Yes RSVPs, commitment counts for this one, so if you come, your reward will be my gratitude for your showing up and most importantly a GREAT time with FRIENDLY and FUN folks.

    July 5, 2013

  • mahri

    How will I know who and where the onyxbirds are or will be at?

    July 3, 2013

    • Tonya

      Our meet up point location and details will be posted later today.

      1 · July 5, 2013

  • Ije

    See you all tomorrow...looking forward to meeting you all....

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • mahri

    Ada,
    I filled out the doc form. Looking to be of use. And of course meeting all of you.

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there from set up til the evening!

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all, if anyone is looking to join in volunteering for the African Festival, please complete https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xMTEmJIA_CfLnv7ylZlVjQt864uLf7XHY-bhxX3tmo4/viewform by Friday at 3PM! We are looking for more hands to help out with some minor tasks at the event. You DO NOT have to volunteer the whole event. Thank you!

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • mahri

    Looking forward to meeting u guys.

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    Is there info yet on who the performers will be?

    June 30, 2013

  • Stephanie P

    I am not going to be able to make this. Change of plans. The one i went to last year was nice.

    June 27, 2013

    • Tonya

      Sorry you wont be hanging with us again. Enjoyed our company the last couple of times. Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.

      June 27, 2013

    • Stephanie P

      Thank you. You have a nice holiday also

      June 27, 2013

  • Ije

    Hello fellow onyx birds, I heard the location has changed to Rose Fitzgerald Greenway. This is located on 185 Kneeland Street, Boston MA. Looking forward to event.

    June 27, 2013

    • Tonya

      Thank you for posting. After I learned of the change yesterday, I went to the Rose Fitzgerald Greenway to scope out a meet point location so I could update the Meetup details.

      2 · June 27, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    I was the 1st one held a couple yrs ago, and it was great. Looking forward to this one

    1 · May 31, 2013

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