Zlatan and others delight attendees at Afro Tunes Fest II 2024

Grand Prairie, Texas, came alive on May 4th with the vibrant sounds of Afrobeats at the highly anticipated second edition of Afro Tunes Fest.
This unique event, held at Epic Central Dallas, a venue buzzing with excitement, showcased a lineup of acclaimed headliners including Zlatan, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Jaywon, Ikechukwu, Detty K from Ivory Coast, including other African artists and creatives.

Attendees were treated to an unforgettable experience celebrating music, culture, and community. The festival offered a dynamic atmosphere where guests could enjoy captivating live performances. There was also a Market Place, Yoga session and Afro dance class during the event, that resonated with the heartbeat of Afro culture. From pulsating rhythms to soulful melodies, the stage was ablaze with talent and energy.

In addition to the stellar music lineup, Afro Tunes Fest featured a diverse marketplace showcasing Afro-inspired cuisine, unique crafts, and artistic expressions. Attendees immersed themselves in a rich tapestry of heritage and creativity, supporting local minority-owned businesses and celebrating cultural diversity.

The convener of the Afrotunes Fest: Ademiluyi Shina stated that, “Afrotunes Fest is not just a festival, it’s a cultural journey where music, art, and the community unite to create unforgettable moments. In 2023 at the first edition, we had about 2,900 registrants and a little over 3,100 in attendance, This year “2024” we had 5,400 registrants and 7,000+ attendees. This goes to show that people are interested in learning about the culture and are keen to familiarize themselves with their roots, as a matter of fact, we also notice that the number of people who are non-African or African-American registering for the event increased from 600 people in 2023 to 1,800 in 2024. This means not only Blacks are interested in knowing about their roots but the world at large. We are sure the number will triple in 2025, God willing and Fingers crossed.”

Afro Tunes Fest was more than just a music festival; it was a cultural journey that brought together music lovers and community members to share in the joy of Afro culture. The event highlighted the unity and vibrancy of Afro communities in Texas, leaving attendees with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the rich traditions woven into every beat and flavor.

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