See footage from the Inaugural Roots & Raíces Gala that featured live performances, Somos Migrantes Film Premiere, and dinner served by Mera Kitchen Collective. Guest speaker: Artist- Lizania Cruz. This Gala was held at Creative Alliance.
The theme for the night was Amazonian Paradise in honor of the Amazon Forest. We will be donated a portion of the proceeds to organizations that help fight deforestation and protect the Indigenous communities of the Amazonian region.
Music Festival & Art Market
The second day of the festival was held on Saturday, September 14- Music & Art Festival Day at the venue Le Mondo in the Bromo Arts District of Baltimore City. This event consisted of various music and dance performances, poetry, and will feature various works by local immigrant visual artists throughout the venue.
The first half of the event was free and open to public event from 6-9pm that included our El Mercado Art & Food Market. This event featured food vendors, artists, artisanal makers, non-profits, and community organizations that are either immigrant run or support immigrants and refugees.
This event was in collaboration with the non-profit Nuestras Raíces that aims to support the Latinx community of Baltimore City through art and culture. At night there was an afterparty in collaboration with Latin Fluff that featured guest immigrant/ POC musicians and artists from across the nation and from Baltimore City.