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Caribbean Heritage Festival comes to South LA! 
By Sentinel News Service
Published June 30, 2022


Musical artist Bunji (Ian Alvarez), Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and musical artist Fay-Ann Lyons. (Cerrina Tayag-Rivera)

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.


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Many attendees waved flags from their native land. (Cerrina Tayag-Rivera)

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.

The program dancers in elaborate, feathered headdresses and costumes. (Cerrina Tayag-Rivera)

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.

The program dancers in elaborate, feathered headdresses and costumes. (Cerrina Tayag-Rivera)

According to city officials, the Caribbean Heritage Festival will take place next year in South L.A.



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