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Four-time Island Music Award Winner, FIA, Headlines City of Carson Samoan Heritage Festival

Four-time Island Music Award Winner, FIA, Headlines City of Carson Samoan Heritage Festival

Saturday, June 29, 2024; 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Foisia Park
23410 Catskill Avenue
Carson, CA 90745

City Council, City officials, community members, guest speakers, performers

An all-day celebration in Carson featuring non-stop cultural performance, various entertainment, cultural foods, and a Community Art Event for the entire family will take place at the City of Carson’s Samoan Heritage Festival Celebration. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
Non-stop entertainment will begin at 12 p.m. featuring big names in Samoan reggae, R & B, rap, pop music, homegrown talents and various cultural performers. A Cultural Samoan Ava Ceremony will open the event at 11 a.m. There will be food and craft display booths plus an interactive Community Art Event are also lined up for the day’s activities.
Topping the list of this year’s guests is island reggae genre singer and four-time Island music award winner, Fia. Fia is a rising singer/songwriter based out of Hawaii of Samoan descent and a native to Harbor City. Fia’s second single, Love Me, is still one of the most highly anticipated tracks at any live performance since its debut five years ago. Other performers include Brownzville, Hooliganz, Jerome Grey, and Praise Da Kid joined by hosts Myz Lulu and DJ A.D. In addition, there will be professional Polynesian Dance Groups performing such as Taupou Samoa, Tupua, and Tupulaga.
About 63,000 of Samoan origin reside in California, meaning almost one-third of the Samoan population in the U.S. lives in California. There are more than 50,000 Samoans in Los Angeles County which is nearly equal amount of the entire population of American Samoa. The City of Carson is one of the main cities where Samoans settled with their families when they migrated to California.
The aim of the Samoan Heritage Festival is to teach all community members about their Samoan neighbors by way of dance, food, education, culture, skills, gifts, talents, and their faith that they possess within their profession and their community.
“On behalf of the citizens of the great City of Carson, I extend my sincerest appreciation to the numerous volunteers, various businesses and organizations to ensure that we have a successful event. It is truly a delight to see the diversity of Carson celebrated through cultural events such as this. Thank you for giving the community the opportunity to see and experience the richness of Samoan culture, and for making a wonderful contribution to the ethnic diversity that makes Carson great,” said Carson Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes.
For more information about the event, please contact Community Services Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 847-3570 or Foisia Park at (310) 830-8310.

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701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
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