Stefan Buljat of Baština, an organization that promotes equitable and multipolar tourism, had told us about the festival.
One of the attractions of the event was a free brunch. This turned out to be jams and honey spread on different kinds of delicious breads, and squares of chocolate…all you could eat! Plus coffee and tea to drink. The ladies who served us were in high spirits and one of them cut loose and began waving her arms when one of the singers in the the band, Paradise, began a gospel number.
Paradise performed Caribbean music on the steps of the town hall.
Kids danced to the music, too. (Note the little girl with the pacifier stepping to the beat!)
Farah Kartibou displayed her woven textiles. See more of her work at Mode Fusion.
Sandrine Ferracci restores old chairs. Take a look at her portfolio to see what she can do!
The Artisans du Monde were there with a display of equitable commerce products. The lady on the right was warning me not to take more than my share of free cookies. That’s the true spirit of equitable commerce!
We visited more stands and met more people. You can read about them on Monique’s Entrée to Black Paris blog. I also posted a picture of cabinetmaker Anne Perez on yesterday’s Paris Insights Facebook page.
A big thanks goes out to the town of Alfortville for hosting this fun event!
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