Scene in Lynnwood: Enjoying the beat at Afrolatino festival

The music lasted for hours, defying the sun’s harsh rays with sheer perseverance.
Goods from Tizana Mexicana and Teporingo
La Malquerida’s tortas, tacos and quesadillas were so popular that they sold out by 5.
Festive dress spotted at the event.
Volunteers Chris Rocca and Georgia Vazquez and their 3-month old pup Nala.
Many resource booths were available in both English and Spanish
The League of Women Voters printed educational voting and advocacy information in both English and Spanish
Luis Gutierrez from Realteaco (left) gave out chilled samples of his tea and Cris from CrisTranslates (right) spoke about books she translates.

Hundreds gathered at Silver Creek Church Saturday to dance the day away Sunday at Lynnwood’s 12th annual Afrolatino Festival. Attendees cooled off under shaded areas as the Edmonds College Jazz and Salsa Band played on. The event was filled with fresh foods, handcrafted jewelry and smiling families.

— Photos by Jasmine Contreras-Lewis

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