Mission and vision


The Des Moines African Youth Festival Awards (DAFESTA) bring together talented African youth from around the United States and the world to share their music with Des Moines.


  • Building the career of talented African youth living in the Diaspora
  • Promoting the talent of African music to the world
  • Revolutionizing African Art & Music and bringing about its renaissance
  • Support remarkable youngsters, whose dreams lie in the realm of uncertainty

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