On Sunday, June 26, over two-thousand residents from across the city gathered in South L.A. to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Festival 2022 with Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson. Angelenos were able to dance to live music, purchase arts and crafts, and sample the famous food delicacies of the Caribbean, thanks to a collaboration with Los Angeles Cultural Festival and Hollywood Carnival.
The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza hosted the celebration. There was an impressive line-up of guest artists, DJs, and dancers. Top line entertainment included special guest Farmer Nappy and headliners Bunji and Fay-Ann Lyons. One of the many highlights of the day was the carnival parade with dancers in elaborate costumes and headdresses and stilt walkers looking down on the crowds of people.
Dr. Harold Ganga, a cultural activist and event producer, received a special honor, as did G. Anthony Joseph, a movie producer, actor, and writer, and musical performers Ian Alvarez and Fay-Ann Lyons.
According to city officials, the Caribbean Heritage Festival will take place next year in South L.A.