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A Taste of Black Gwinnett
August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center is set to come alive on Friday, August 18, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., as the highly anticipated event, “A Taste of Black Gwinnett” comes to the venue. This unique culinary experience aims to showcase the diverse and vibrant flavors of the Black diaspora within Gwinnett County, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latin communities.
Gwinnett County, known for its cultural diversity, embraces a vibrant and growing Black/African-American population, accounting for approximately 30% of the residents. “A Taste of Black Gwinnett” offers an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the culinary traditions and contributions of these communities, fostering unity and understanding through the universal language of food.
Food enthusiasts, families, and individuals curious about the rich flavors of African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latin cuisines are invited to join this delectable journey. The Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center will be transformed into a food lover’s paradise, where attendees can indulge in an array of authentic dishes and explore the remarkable culinary traditions that have shaped the Black diaspora’s food culture.
The event will feature a wide range of food vendors, carefully selected to represent the diverse tastes and aromas of the Black diaspora. From soul food classics to tantalizing African and Caribbean spices, attendees can savor a variety of mouthwatering dishes, all prepared with love and expertise by talented chefs and culinary artisans.
In addition to the culinary delights, “A Taste of Black Gwinnett” will provide a platform for local performers and artists to showcase their talent. Live music, poetry and art exhibitions will create a vibrant ambiance, complementing the flavors and cultural significance of the event.
The organizing committee of “A Taste of Black Gwinnett” is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event for all members of the community. We aim to foster cultural understanding and appreciation while offering a space for Gwinnett County businesses and entrepreneurs from the Black diaspora to flourish and gain visibility.