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Odunde Festival 2012!Jun 11, 2012 | News Archive
This past Sunday, Philly hosted it's 37th annual Odunde Festival, focused on music, food and the celebration of African culture. Many vendors were on site and there were two stages playing live music featuring African Dancers from local dance tribes and other eclectic mixes paying homage to Black Music Month.
The Odunde Festival went on for 10-days this year. 900AM’s own Al Butler (https://twitter.com/#!/albdamn) hosted the kick off event at The Arts Garage (http://www.theartsgarage.com/) on June 1st! Each day started with an exciting event that lead to the Odunde Festival on Sunday. Some of the activities featured last week were a Zumba class, a children’s fundraiser and a VIP Reception. One of the performers at Sunday’s festival was a singer Marsha Ambrosius (http://www.marshaambrosiusmusic.com/)
During the festival vendors sold cocoa butter, incense, clothing and several types of cultural food. Near by our table there was a lady selling inflatable children’s toys like Dora the Explorer, and local entrepreneur Curran J. Swint selling merchandise from his national clothing line, Kings Rule Together (http://kingsruletogether.com/ ).
The Odunde Festival official website (http://odundefestival.org/vendors.html) described this all-day event as an “African Market Place,” and we can definitely attest to that! It is an opportunity for the people of Philadelphia to interact and learn more about the African culture . With a 37-year track record, it is clear that Odunde is something this city cherishes.
Check out our pictures below! Thanks Stef for capturing the moment