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