The crowd “cuts loose” getting into the music at the DC Afro-Latino Festival at Malcolm X Park. (Photo credit: Deborah Bailey)

By Deborah Bailey,
AFRO D.C. Editor

The DC Afro-Latino festival at Malcolm X Park June 5, offered just the right intro to summertime in the District of Columbia. The new festival, sponsored by the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) Officina Ejecutiva de la Alcaldesa para Asuntos Latinos, this past weekend, honored the District’s large Afro-Latina/o population hailing primarily from Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Honduras. 

The crowd was ready and receptive. The estimated 400 persons attending enjoyed the music, the warm day and connection with each other.   MOLA officials were ecstatic about the day and estimate the festival will be back next summer! 

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