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Local music festival celebrates Juneteenth

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LAFAYETTE, La. -

Lafayette residents headed to Heymann Park today for the Southwest Louisiana Juneteenth Music Festival. 

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. 

With an emphasis on African-American culture, a variety of music like, gospel, R&B, zydeco, reggae, West African music, just to name a few, was heard throughout the festival.  

Festival activities included African drum-making workshops, face painting, train rides, and fun jumps.
   

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