Following African tradition, we open each Festival day with traditional African drumming.This image is of S.H.I.N.E. Mwausi led by Rene Fisher-Mims (second from right).
LA City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Council District 10
Azar Lawrence, Barbara Morrison, Miles Mosely
Mark-Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor 2nd District, Los Angeles County
We put a smile on everyone’s face. Join our audience of beautiful people!
Thank you Union Bank; a sponsor for the 5th consecutive year!
Shop our Village Marketplace with over 60 fine art and quality craft vendors from around the nation!
The legendary Dulan’s on Crenshaw is the proud sponsor of our VIP Hospitality Suite for the second year!
Culture is the fabric that binds us together as one community.
We welcome Crème of Nature as a first-year sponsor!
Kamasi Washington, Medusa, and Leon “Da Lion” Mobley
We’re proud to have Taliah Waajid, a pioneer in the natural hair industry, returning as for the second year!
Dibs Pro Audio Worldwide is our official sound company for three consecutive years!
Superior Grocers is a proud sponsor for the third consecutive year. They also support our focus on education by providing scholarships for two schools in our district at our Festival!
Juan Roberts Design & Photography is a taste-maker and responsible for all the amazing images captured at our Festival. Juan is also a partner in The Leimert Park Village Group.
Mc Donald’s is a proud sponsor for the fourth consecutive year! Come out and enjoy a complimentary refreshing cold smoothie or horchata frappe!
Kettle Corn & Stuff is a proud first year sponsor. CEO & Owner Keith Jackson is also our Food Vendor Coordinator.
Thank you to our new print media sponsors, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Sentinel, The Wave Newspaper and Pace News!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Whether or not you've received our beautiful 2013 promotional card, please know that you, your family, friends and co-workers are cordially invited. However, chances are, you will see our dynamic street team which will be criss-crossing all over LA county making sure everyone knows about our fabulous FREE event. This is our 5th year.....my how time flies....and we're planning a very special anniversary celebration. So, be sure to circle the date, tell a friend and bring the whole family!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Bronner Brothers Enterprises, the largest private African American hair and skin care producers in the US, founded in 1947, has partnered with The Leimert Park Group as a Presenting Sponsor for our Raw 2 the Roots Natural Hair Show in Los Angeles that will take place during our 5th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival.
This is our beautiful ad which will appear in the June/July issue of Upscale Magazine.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
SAVE THE DATES.....More details to be announced soon.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND - AUG. 31, SEPT. 1, 2, 2013
The FREE 5th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival
Sponsor, Vendor, Volunteer & Performance opportunities are available. Email leimertparkfestival (at) gmail (dot) com
This is the most anticipated Labor Day event in LA - where people party all day and night!!!
Los Angeles, CA - The 5th Annual FREE Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival in Historic Leimert Park Village is a FREE 3-day event, scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31st, Sept. 1st & Sept. 2nd, 2013 in the heart of LA's most dynamic cultural enclave for African and African American culture enjoyed by over 10,000 people from all council districts. Our highly anticipated festival features jazz, blues, reggae, R&B, neo-soul, Afro-beat, spoken word, comedy, traditional African drumming and dance.
In addition to our exceptional music, we have 5 special events that occur during the festival: 1) a Fashion Show, 2) a Natural Hair Show, 3) Sankofa Sunday - a remembrance of those that have transitioned in the past year, 4) a Legacy Awards Ceremony and 5) Leimert Park After Dark - entertainment in and around Leimert Park that occur after 6pm on Sat. & Sun. nights.
Our multi-generational and multi-ethnic audience enjoys browsing and shopping in our authentic African Marketplace that has over 50 fine art and quality craft vendors selling paintings, sculptures, wood carvings, jewelry, designer clothes, and quality crafts from around the African Diaspora.
We also have age-appropriate activities and distinct areas for children and teens and an international food court with vegetarian, vegan and meat entrees, quick bites, snacks, desserts and drinks.
We invite you to join over 10,000 people who eagerly look forward to this annual event that showcases the best national and local talent.
A few of our previous performers have included: Randy Crawford, LTD, Barbara Morrison, Azar Lawrence, Alphonse Mouzon, The Pan African People's Arkestra, Medusa, Bo Williams, The Mooney Twins, Kamasi Washington & The Next Step Band, The Lulu Washington Dance Troupe, plus many, many more!!!
This event is produced by The Leimert Park Group as is:
- ALWAYS FREE,
- ALWAYS LABOR DAY WEEKEND
- ALWAYS in HISTORIC LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE
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