IMFest in Miami Gardens


Amara La Negra, Dominican American recording artiste and star of last season’s “Love & Hip Hop: Miami”, is scheduled to headline next month’s International Music and Food Festival (IMFest) in South Florida.

La Negra AmaraThe event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 4 in Miami Gardens.

According to organizers, IMFest aims to highlight the diversity of South Florida, including its large Caribbean American community. Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro and Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan and Miami Gardens are co-ordinating the event.

“We are one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation,” Ighodaro stated in a recent press release to promote the festival.

“Miami Gardens is an eclectic mix of peoples from the diaspora. We are proud that IMFest celebrates our rich mosaic of demographics by showcasing a variety of ethnic foods, vendors, and genres of music like kompa, reggae, calypso, merengue, gospel, jazz, rap and Afro jùjú. We are a world class city that’s all about the business of cultivating cultural diversity.”