Goombay Festival 2017

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Contact Aisha Adams
Telephone 828-275-9650
Email aisha@aishaadamsmedia.com
Website www.AshevilleGoombayfestival.com

THE YMI ANNOUNCES GOOMBAY WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 8 & 9 2017

Asheville, North Carolina, August 1, 2017– Asheville’s Goombay Festival has celebrated African & Caribbean heritage here in Western North Carolina for over 37 years. The festival celebrates the richness and diversity found in the food, music, and art across the African Diaspora.

“The Goombay Festival represents an opportunity to highlight the African American experience and the YMI’s role in crafting that experience. It continues to promote the historical legacy of the “Founding Fathers” to promote the entrepreneurial spirit of African Americans in Asheville, NC.” Says the YMI Board Chair Stephanie Swepson-Twitty.

The YMI Cultural Center hosts Goombay as one of its’ core components. It has five core components: community programming, community forums, an annual cultural festival, cultural exhibitions and programs to promote economic literacy.

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If you would like more information about Goombay, please contact Aisha Adams at 828-275-9650 or email at aisha@aishaadamsmedia.com.

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