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Imagine the round green of Plaza de Luna with a stage featuring cultural music and dance. Imagine arts and food tents encircling this stage, from the Gulf Coast’s indigenous cultures: African, Spanish, Hispanic, Portuguese, Native American, Black Indians, Jamaican and the Carribean. Add an opening and closing ceremony to bring the cultures together, a hands-on art section for children and free admission for all.
These are just some of the aspects of the ESTEVANICO INTERNATIONAL festival the Perdido Key Chamber is planning for April 20th and 21st at Plaza de Luna in downtown Pensacola.
Estevanico was a Moroccan slave and member of the Narvaez Expedition in 1528 and acted as a guide on Fray Marcos de Niza’s expedition to find the Seven Cities of Gold in 1539. Estevanico became the first person from Africa known to have set foot in the present continental United States.
The Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the African American Chamber, The Devilliers Cultural Heritage Museum and other community groups will produce this 2 day festival that will celebrate diversity and teach about Estevanico's journey of discovery, through art, food and music!
Culturally based community groups are invited to contact the Chamber to apply to perform on the entertainments stage. Art and food vendors are also being sought. Contact the Chamber at (850)492-4660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please save the dates for this festival and watch for more info to come!
The Perdido Key Chamber is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working in unison to create a healthy economy and improve the quality of life for individuals in the Perdido Key area. Join today and help grow your community.