Odunde’s Executive Director, Oshun Bumi Fernandez, Carries on Her Mother’s Legacy

Celebration, passion and persistence are the words that come to mind when describing the life of Oshun Bumi Fernandez, CEO of Odunde, Inc. Odunde is the longest running and largest African American street festival on the East Coast. The festival attracts up to 600,000 attendees, covers 12 city blocks, has more than 200 cultural vendors […]

Philadelphia Hosts the 35th Annual Odunde Festival

The 35th annual Odunde Street Festival, held the  second Sunday in June, happens to be one of the largest African American street festivals in the United States. Located at 23rd and South Street, one of Philadelphia’s oldest historically African American neighborhoods, this festival brings a taste of Africa to the heart of the city. On […]