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Photos: African Festival holds fifth annual celebration at Liberty Park

The event, hosted by the United Africans of Utah, is meant to celebrate Africa, connect Africans and share African heritage.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Muriel Bahati leads the Wa-Toto dancers in stretching exercises before they perform at the fifth annual African Festival at Liberty Park, on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

The United Africans of Utah organization held its fifth annual African Festival today at Liberty Park.

After last year’s event was canceled, this year’s showcased “African cultures, dance and art,” according to its website. There were also music and dance performances, with food and crafts to purchase to “celebrate Africa and share our African heritage with our host community.”

The festival is also meant to educate African youth, connect Africans and promote African culture.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Maya Linton 11, and Vivian Davis, 7 perform with the Wa-Toto dancers perform at the 5th annual African Festival at Liberty Park, on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

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