The Queens of Africa United International Foundation, also known as the Krewe of West Africa Culture Ancestry, has announced that its annual West Africa Cultural Festival will take place on Saturday, February 11. The group works to promote West African tourism as well as monetarily support various charities within the region. The group also focuses on educating New Orleans about its connection with West African traditions that were brought over during the Atlantic slave trade. The group hopes that the event will help to foster education regarding the ancestral history of West African diasporas within New Orleans.
The event will be held at EEDO's Restaurant and Bar and will have West African food, live entertainment, and cultural vendors selling various goods.
Admission is free, but attendees have the option to pre-purchase sample plates of popular West African foods. Adult plates are $25 and children's plates are $12.50. There is also an option to purchase a vendor space at the event. Drinks will be available for purchase by EEDO's Restaurant. Donations are accepted and encouraged.
The event will take place from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in pre-purchasing food or a vendor spot, you can visit here.
EEDO's Restaurant and Bar is located at 11831 N. I-10 Service Road.