Let the sounds of Africa wash over you on the beach

Kick back and relax to music, food and African beats

With the summer slowly winding down, kick off your sandals and immerse your feet into the sand and treat your ears to some afro beats at the 2016 Copenhagen Afro Beach Festival on Saturday.

Held all day at Amager Strandpark, the free event aims to create a greater understanding of African culture and help promote new artists, musicians and projects within the Danish and African communities.

“With the festival, we want to bring children, youth, adults and elderly people together from all over Denmark, regardless of their cultural or ethnic background,” the organisers wrote on the event’s Facebook page.

“In addition, we hope the festival attracts many tourists to Denmark every year. We hope that the right framework can create a development that the whole community of Denmark can benefit from.”

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For a good cause
So far, over 1,200 people have signed up to attend on Facebook and a further 6,400 people have indicated they are interested in attending.

Most of the event’s profits will go to charity. Headlining the event is PharFar.