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Atlanta Jollof Music & Food Festival is presenting the award winning Atlanta African Caribbean Festival. This will be happening on September 30, 2023, and October 1, 2023, from 11 am to 10 pm, in beautiful, downtown Piedmont Park.
This one of a kind festival will celebrate the best of African and Caribbean countries through music, food, live entertainment and the arts.
- Afrobeats vs Reggae
- Amapiano vs Soca/Calypso
- Jollof rice vs rice and peas
- African dancers vs Caribbean dancers
Get ready for a culture experience like no other!
The festival will bring together cultures from West Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas, each with its own unique vibes. Enjoy African and Caribbean music, dance, fashion and amazing food. This is food from the different countries that you cannot find anywhere else in Atlanta.
And they will try to answer the age old question – what country makes the best Jollof rice?
Jollof rice is a classic Nigerian rice dish flavored with tomatoes, onions, peppers and lots of seasoning. It is a staple in West African cuisine. It is cooked in one pot and is absolutely delicious.
While most people believe it’s a Nigerian dish, it is also made in Ghana and there are those who would argue that the Ghana dish is the original version. It is also popular in Senegal and Gambia. The recipe varies from country to country or region to region. But Jollof rice is always started with rice and a tomato base.
And there will be a lot more food from West African countries, the Caribbean and the Americas. You’ll find meats, main dishes, sides and delicious desserts. Be sure to come hungry!
There will be live performances and DJ sets with day long music and dancing. The festival will be hosted by Michael Blackston and Majah Hype.
I’ll bet you’d like to have a way to save money on the festival. Book your ticket here and you can save
- $13 (29% discount) on 1 ticket – Express line ticket on September 30 at 11 am
- $13 (29% discount) on 1 ticket – Express line ticket on October 1 at 11 am
- $25 (29% discount) on 2 tickets – Express line tickets on September 30 at 11 am
- $25 (29% discount) on 2 tickets – Express line tickets on October 1 at 11 am
- $25 (29% discount) on 1 ticket – Express couples tix on October 1 at 11 am
- $49 (30% discount) on 2 tickets – Express couples tix on September 30 at 11 am
- $49 (30% discount) on 2 tickets – Express couples tix on October 1 at 11 am
African & Caribbean Cuisine
If you liked the West African food at the festival and would like to learn more about West African cooking, try these cookbooks. And you can use our links to see how you can save money on them.
- My Cooking West African Cookbook by Ogunsanya
- The Art of Fufu: A Guide to the Culture & Flavors of a West African Tradition by Grubido
And here are some Caribbean cookbooks.