17th Annual Afro Roots World Music FestivalAUGUST 6 THRU 8 — various locations in Miami and Miami Beach

The 17th annual Afro Roots World Music Festival, celebrates the evolution of African culture by featuring some of the best performers from all over the Caribbean, the Americas and African countries such as Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali and the Republic of Congo.

Kick-Off Celebration at Blackbird Ordinary

AUGUST 6: Featuring Cortadito, Patacón Conspiracy and Global Bazaar; 9 p.m. start, free, 21+.

Global Locals Showcase at Little Haiti Cultural Center

AUGUST 7: Featuring Conjunto Progreso, PALO!, Los Herederos, Morikeba Kouyate and the Nag Champayons performing; 5 p.m. start all-ages welcome, $15 at the door, $20 for two-day pass (includes access to Day 3 concert at North Beach Bandshell). The night also features sets by DJ Moses.

The day will feature panel discussions, lectures and workshops by some of the top professionals in the industry. Topics will focus on the business of world music and give artists an inside look into management, publishing, collecting royalties and booking tours.

Concert at the North Beach Bandshell

AUGUST 8: Featuring Hassan Hakmoun, Locos Por Juana and Bateria Unidos de Miami; all-ages welcome, $15 at the door, $20 for two-day pass (includes access to Day 2 Global Locals Showcase). The night also features sets by DJ Le Spam.

A special after-party will take place at Naomi’s Garden Vibes Restaurant, beginning at 10 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge and the event is open to those 21+.

A $10 discounted door rate is available for students and seniors with ID Days 2 and 3; kids 12 and under are free.


Presented by Community Arts and Culture, a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures by educating individuals of all ages and social backgrounds through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities.