Reggae, Soca And Afrobeats Music Comes Together At CultureFest DMV
By Stephanie Ogbogu
This weekend, CultureFest DMV will be uniting music, fashion, and lifestyles across the African diaspora. On Saturday, June 8, 2019, CultureFest DMV will kick-off its inaugural event at the National Harbor located on the historic Potomac River. This festival is all about celebrating Black culture as an international movement. Festival attendees will be able to enjoy live performances from artists across the world. Reggae and Soca icons such as Aidonia, Romain Virgo, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Patrice Roberts, Skinny Fabulous, along with Afrobeats sensation Timaya from Nigeria will hit the stage.
The mission of CultureFest DMV is to bring communities together through unifying concepts such as philanthropy, food, and music. A portion of the festivals’ proceeds will be dedicated to The New Hope Horizon Foundation’s #HandsOffOurGirls campaign and The Lupus Foundation of America.
“We felt like it was important to curate a festival this size and scale to have non-profit partners to work with as well. It will be a two-way street of reciprocity and we’re excited to work with both The Lupus Foundation of America/Color Me Happy & The New Horizon Foundation/ #HandsOffOurGirls initiatives. We wanted a way that we could spread a positive message through the celebration of our African heritage,” says Freka Scott, CultureFest Founder.
Just minutes from the nation’s capital, CultureFest DMV will feature a beer garden, VIP cabanas, a fashion show, food court, craft village, interactive booths and multiple bars placed throughout the festival.
Get your tickets to CultureFest DMV here.