Arizona Anancy Festival

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Arizona Caribbean Cultural Association says
Arizona Caribbean Cultural Association

Organizer of Arizona Anancy Festival

Arizona Caribbean Cultural Association commemorates the month of June as Caribbean-American Heritage month in Phoenix, Arizona..

The mission of Arizona Caribbean Cultural Association: Celebrate, promote and preserve the rich essence of Caribbean Culture and our contribution to the progress and development within society.

Desert Broom Public Library is a community partner enthusiastic about celebrating our rich Caribbean heritage.

Over the past several years, the Anancy Festival has been held in multiple cities across the United States, including cities in Florida, and various countries across the world. The Festival, named for (Anansi, Ananse, Anacy) the West African trickster of folklore, is a celebration of Caribbean culture that’s geared toward families and children of all ages. The Anancy Festival was founded by Xavier Murphy, also founder of the popular and his co-organizer, Dr. Andrea Shaw, Humanities Professor at Nova Southeastern University who is also a writer and scholar of African Diaspora studies. The idea behind the festival is to recapture the childhood allure of Anan-cy stories in the same lively intriguing, oral storytelling atmosphere that continues to appeal to participants of all ages.

Along with a strong emphasis on literacy, the festival provides participants of various cultural backgrounds a unique opportunity to experience Caribbean cultural heritage by emersion in a rich collection of Anancy stories, music and dance, plus a variety of other family centered activities.
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By: Arizona Caribbean Cultural Association

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