West Africa Cooks are listing this event called Jollof Festival '19 - NYC on 2019-08-24 15:00:00
Jollof rice is a one-pot rice dish native to many countries in West Africa. Some consider it the predecessor to the cajun dish, jambalaya.
The Jollof Festival is a day-long celebration of the many variations of this dish, unique to the various West African countries that consider it a staple.
The experience of the Jollof Festival focuses on the pride West Africans exude in their native dishes.
Festival participants not only get to enjoy these foods, but get to interact with the festival itself by voting to determine the winner of the “Jollof Wars,” a head-to-head battle that pits one representative from each country against each other for the title of Best Jollof Rice.
Re-cap: ATL Jollof Festival '18 http://bit.ly/jolloffestatl18video Re-cap: NYC Jollof festival '17 https://youtu.be/Z4s-K0C6bfE Re-cap: DC Jollof festival '17 https://youtu.be/htc4cOxXkCA
Participants: Available West-African Countires in each city that often includes Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia.
- 3pm Doors, Food sampling begins
- 4pm Performance
- 5pm Panel
- 6pm Performance
- 7pm Judges, Photoshoots, Dance party
- 8pm Ends
*letters from Jollof video series shoot
*Prices subject to increase
*All tickets sold are final
*This event is rain or shine
*Schedule subject to delay
*All pictures, videos taken at this event are copyrighted by @Jollof Festival
*Participating performers, vendors, chefs and restaurants TBA
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