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Afromaha Festival brings African culture to Omaha

Posted: 8:24 AM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-13 09:24:16-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Afromaha Festival is tomorrow in Omaha, and KMTV is a sponsor this year. The one day event celebrates African culture in Omaha.

Thousands of people will make their way to Aksarben Village. The organization hopes to create, connect, and inspire at the second annual festival. The festival was created by Africans living right here in Nebraska. Their mission is to connect people, inspire creativity, and share their culture with locals here in Omaha.

17 different African countries will be represented at the festival. Authentic African dishes, music, dancing, and even African style clothing vendors will be part of the festivities.

"We are a diverse country and we are going to be more diverse, and so it's really important for people to come, and just kind of tap into that," Judy Kiagiri said. "We're your neighbors so come learn a little bit about our culture, learn about what moves us--what we love--and let's just be together as one."

A variety of organizations, businesses, and student groups will be at the festival working to connect with locals who want to learn more about the culture and get involved.

The festival runs from 2-10 p.m.