The Certo Festival 2024: A Weekend of Music, Art, and Community

The Certo Festival brought a lively celebration of music, art, and community spirit to the Torpignattara neighborhood on a June weekend. The festival aimed to highlight artistic creativity and create a space for cultural expression. Food trucks offered a variety of cuisine ranging from Italian to Senegalese dishes, while different forms of art performances captivated the audience.

On the final day of the Certo Festival 2024, a local acapella group showcased their vocal harmonies,  a dancer performed an interpretive dance, a rock band energized the crowd and a spoken word group delivered a powerful message amongst other performances. Speakers gave thoughtful talks to engaged listeners. 

Certo Festival held a family-friendly atmosphere with picnic benches cool wooden games, and food trucks, Local artists sold their crafts including handmade jewelry, leather goods, aromatherapy items, stationary crafts, and more. The most heartwarming stand sold cookies made for dogs and humans by people with disabilities. 

The festive night unfolded against a stunning sunset, while the air was filled with a strong sense of community and artistic appreciation. 

Jinamai Joseph is currently interning at Universita Popolare Di Torpignattara for the summer of 2024 through Living and Learning International Southeastern University.

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