Honoring Our Ancestors

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).

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LA City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Council District 10


Azar Lawrence, Barbara Morrison, Miles Mosely

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Mark-Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor 2nd District, Los Angeles County

Where everyone smiles.

We put a smile on everyone’s face. Join our audience of beautiful people!

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Thank you Union Bank; a sponsor for the 6th consecutive year!

Amazing and unique products!

Shop our Village Marketplace with over 80 fine art and quality craft vendors from around the nation!

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The legendary Dulan’s on Crenshaw is the proud sponsor of our VIP Hospitality Suite for the third year!

Everyone comes together!

Culture is the fabric that binds us together as one community.

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The Raw 2 the Roots Natural Hair Show presented by Crème of Nature.

World-class Entertainment

Kamasi Washington, Medusa, and Leon “Da Lion” Mobley

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LA Naturals, the largest natural hair meetup.com group on the West Coast w/over 1,100 members!

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Dibs Pro Audio Worldwide is our official sound company for four consecutive years!

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Superior Grocers is a proud sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. They also support our focus on education by providing scholarships for two schools in our district at our Festival!

Beyond Magical

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.

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Mc Donald’s is a proud sponsor for the fifth consecutive year! Come out and enjoy a complimentary refreshing cold smoothie!

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Kettle Corn & Stuff is a proud second year sponsor. CEO & Owner Keith Jackson is also a partner in The Leimert Park Village Group.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Sika, Amaechina and Juan welcomes everyone to our 5th Annual FREE Leimert Park Village African Art and Music Festival.  If you haven't been to our Festival, you are in store for a magically great time.  Our event has the feel of a small intimate, and classy garden party but will all the upscale amenities you'd find at the largest outdoor festival. 

We work very hard year-round to make this the most enjoyable experience and a crown jewel event for the City of Los Angeles.  We like to say our festival footprint of about 10,000 people over three days is just right....not too big to be overwhelming and not to small where there's not enough to satisfy our multi-generational, and multicultural audience. And, from the extremely positive comments we receive from our audience, the vendors, local businesses and even the residents....we are so humbly proud to say that we are succeeding.

This year, the theme for our 2013 festival is "Loving Our Community".  Historic Leimert Park Village is a unique community with a rich history where the arts have played a major role in knitting together diverse communities and people of all walks of life.  Many notable people have had a hand in making this an internationally known community.  We appreciate those that came before us and laid the groundwork upon which we hope to continue to build for the future generations to follow.

Thank you for your continued support.  We look forward to seeing you this year - especially on the dance floor!

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