The City of Miramar has announced its line-up for the 3rd Annual Afro-Carib Festival (ACF) happening on Saturday, February 25, at the Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater in Miramar, Florida.
The Afro-Carib festival, presented by Visit Lauderdale, is where Black History Month meets Reggae Month, and will celebrate the blended cultures that evolved through a shared bond rooted in African origins. These powerful bonds have manifested to create a people rich in music, culture, and cuisine. Ticket- holders will enjoy live performances by a carefully selected roster of unique, soulful artistes representing reggae, Afrobeats, Afropop, reggaeton, salsa and more musical genres from the Caribbean and African diaspora.
“Part of who we are as a people, descendants from African and Caribbean roots, are reflected in the music, instruments and dance which make up our rich culture and heritage. When you listen to the lyrics of these artistes and feel the rhythm of the Afro-Reggae-inspired beat, it resonates deep within the soul, and it is what we want to bring to this celebration of our multi-diverse community in Miramar,” said City of Miramar Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis.
Headlining the popular music and culture festival is Koffee, Jamaica’s “reggae ambassador of positive energy”. Her groundbreaking, positive approach to reggae makes her one of the most exciting, forward-thinking, globally focused young talents to emerge in decades. Koffee’s bold message of peace and love captivated the world with its joyous expression of gratitude. Boasting 122 million views, Koffee is most known for her runaway hit Toast. At 18, she was the youngest and first female reggae artiste to win a Grammy for the coveted Best Reggae Album. Her infectious lyrics resonate with audiences of various ages, cultures and backgrounds the world over.
Nigerian born singer and songwriter Tekno will grace the Afro-Carib stage with his energetic performance. The self-proclaimed Afropop king and Nigerian-born singer/songwriter/producer has been heating up the digital and radio airwaves since the debut of his 2016 international hit Pana. Since then, he has released a seamless stream of hits for himself and others as a highly sought-after producer, such as Buga (Lo Lo Lo) with Kizz Daniel, Mufasa and Skeletun. Now based in the United States, he spreads positive vibes through melodies laced over a perfect intertwining of both Afrobeats and Afropop beats.
Using fusions of rap and reggaeton, Grammy-nominated, Cuban-born Jacob Forever, is known for his artistic diversity between bachata, urban and reggaeton. He has collaborated with international artistes such as Farruko, Pitbull, Thalia, Enrique Iglesias, De La Ghetto and Nacho, among others, and will also perform at the festival.