Las Vegas Celebrates African Culture and Heritage

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By Grace Tsekpo

Africans in Las Vegas and the diaspora celebrate their culture and heritage with two days of cultural exchange and festivities.  In celebration of the excellence and resilience of Africans in Las Vegas and  across the globe, the annual AfrikFest Las Vegas (“AfrikFest”) is set for September 24 – 25, 2021.

This is a two-day  flagship event of the African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism includes an informative trade and business summit on doing business  with Africa, the largest cultural marketplace dubbed “The Village Marketplace” and the Merit Awards Night of African Excellence Gala. With this year’s themed “United Across all Cultures,” the Gala will take place at the Conference Center of Las Vegas, 6590 Bermuda Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

“This year, AfrikFest Las Vegas in partnership with the African Chamber of Commerce & Tourism will honor the African, African American community in Las Vegas, Africa and all over

the world. One of the major goals of AfrikFest 2021 is to raise money for scholarships and to fund programs and operations at the chamber. We invite you to join us as we honor, celebrate and

elevate each other,” said Favor Chikelu, President of the African Chamber of Commerce.

AfrikFest is a community-based, socio-cultural organization working towards bringing together the African communities in the U.S., Africa and around the world. The name “AfrikFest,”

meaning African Festival, was coined by members of the African community in Las Vegas to capture the essence of the African cultural experience. AfrikFest is committed to recreating and

reinforcing the cultural values among the peoples of Africa, and to establishing those values in the minds of our new generations residing outside Africa.

“Due to last year’s cancellation, we anticipate a surge in this year’s attendance. After the year we’ve had, AfrikFest 2021 is an opportunity to celebrate life, family and loved ones, and to honor business owners and appreciate members of our community,” said Chris Usibge, Executive Director of Afrikfest Las Vegas.

AfrikFest 2021 marks the third edition of this event since its conception in 2018. Information on where and how to purchase a ticket will be made available in the next couple of weeks.  To sponsor this event or reserve a vending booth, please visit us at www.afrikfestlasvegas.org.

To arrange for an interview or to learn more about this event, please contact Sophie Taylor at 702 649-2000 or email sophie@periwinklegroup.com.

About AFRIKFEST LAS VEGAS

Afrikfest is a nonprofit organization that provides a platform for Africans in the Diaspora, friends and African culture supporters to learn and connect. Our mission is to celebrate both the shared heritage and the diverse cultures of the African community with pride and passion while promoting community cohesion and unity among the African community in Las Vegas. Our goal is also to provide helpful information and share the cultural experience that will help create a healthier and stronger community.

About the African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

Founded in 2018, the African Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (ACCAT) provide our members’ services and resources to include access to workshops, business development opportunities, resources, and advocacy to grow their business.  The Chamber promotes and enhances trade, economic development, investment opportunities, education, cultural exchange, and technology transfer between Las Vegas and Africa.