IN LOVING MEMORY OF FATU WILLIMINA GITTENS-WHITE
(JULY 13, 1954 ~ MAY 2, 2014)
MOTHER. EDUCATOR. ENTREPRENEUR…THE BEST OF US!
The vision behind Taste of Liberia is to celebrate over 168 years of remarkable history, arts, cultural heritage, and rich foods of Africa’s only republic founded by free African American Settlers. Taste of Liberia will explore the foods enjoyed by these early freed American settlers in a new and foreign land. How did the diverse foods of the native inhabitants sustain these new settlers? How did the foods of the country change over time as more freed American and African slaves were repatriated to Liberia and other immigrants from the Caribbean came to this new land of freedom on the West African shores? The story of Liberian foods is a rich story of slavery, colonization, geo-politics, ethnic and cultural diversity, innovation, and a road map for future prosperity for a unique and dynamic people.
Taste of Liberia will allow Liberians, Americans, and others to gain a better understanding and education around their shared history, foods, arts, and cultures. By showcasing the common history and cultural heritage of Liberians with Americans and others, this project will foster a common pride and appreciation of all Liberians or their homeland and educate others about their shared history with the only African nation that was never colonized. Secondly, allow corporations, organizations, and individuals currently doing business or seeking to invest in Liberia the opportunity to showcase their products and services, and learn about the vast economic opportunities of Liberia; especially in tourism, agriculture, and real estate. Lastly, this annual event and tour will be an eco tourism and conservation promotional vehicle for the government and friends of Liberia who are interested in saving and preserving some of West Africa’s last remaining pristine beaches, vast rainforest, and exotic plants and wild life.
NEXTAINMENT,LLC is the producer of TASTE OF LIBERIA™. We welcome the opportunity to work with all our sponsors, government agencies, community organizations, and the general public to make TASTE OF LIBERIA™ a very unique and worthwhile cultural festival in the USA and beyond. This festival highlights the many beautiful attributes of Liberian cuisine, culture, and potential as a cultural mega and destination location.
If you have any questions, would like to perform, or would like to inquire about a media, corporate, non-profit sponsorships and/or vendor packages, please feel free to contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org