ABOUT We Come to Fete
We Come to Fete organizes adults with high energy andww good vibes to attend the best fetes, Carnivals and cultural events throughout the USA and abroad!
We Come to Fete was founded in 2015 to celebrate the unity and love between African-American and Caribbean communities and cultures. The Founder, Kaye Sweat, has been traveling to Caribbean countries for over 20 years and fell in love with the vibes!
“THE VIBES OF BEING IN A CARNIVAL PARADE, GIVING YOUR LOVE AND ENERGY TO THOSE IS HARD TO DESCRIBE. IT’S REALLY AN EXPERIENCE THAT YOU HAVE TO LET YOURSELF EXPERIENCE. MORE THAN JUST BEING THERE, IT IS ABOUT LOSING YOURSELF IN THE VIBES. AS AN ADULT, MOMENTS OF PURE JOY LIKE THE YEARS OF OUR CHILDHOOD ARE HARD TO FIND. I WOULD SAY, THE CARIBBEAN VIBES OF SOCA MUSIC ON THE ROAD, CELEBRATING THE VIBRANCY AND COLORS OF LIFE IS THE ADULT EQUIVALENT. COME WITH ME AND I’LL SHOW YOU AROUND THE PLAYGROUND OF YOUR LIFE!” – KAYE SWEAT, FOUNDER
LET WE FETE AND PLAY MAS!!!
ABOUT We Come to Fete
We Come to Fete launched in 2015 to celebrate the unity and love between African-American and Caribbean communities and cultures. The Founder, Kaye Sweat, has been traveling to Caribbean countries for over 20 years and fell in love with the vibes!
2015 – We Come to Fete launched as “Diaspora Masquerade Dance Band” in Oakland, California. DMB brought a diversity of people to the 2016 San Francisco Carnival Parade. We shared the vibes with over 400,000 parade goers and never looked back! Why Carnival?
“The vibes of being in a Carnival parade, giving your love and energy to those is hard to describe. It’s really an experience that you have to let yourself experience. More than just being there, it is about losing yourself in the vibes. As an adult, moments of pure joy like the years of our childhood are hard to find. I would say, the Caribbean vibes of Soca Music on the Road, celebrating the vibrancy and colors of life is the adult equivalent. Come with me and I’ll show you around the playground of your life!” – Kaye Sweat, Founder
In 2017, DMB partnered with fellow masqueraders and dance companies throughout the SF Bay Area and hosted costume showings at multiple venues throughout Oakland and San Francisco.
“Don’t tell me I can’t play Mas!” (Lyrikal, Loner)
If you’ve ever participated in a major event, you know there are inevitably snags. In 2017, the bold Warrior Costumes ordered came in with a dud.
Not to be deterred, DMB hosted our first Masquerader Costume Camp! Wings, bikinis, bedazzled belts and all. The squad came together determined to bring our good vibes to the roads of California Carnivals, Fetes and Parades.
Masqueraders dawned beautiful black, gold and purple costumes. We also performed in D’wayne Wiggins (Tony, Toni, Tone) First Annual Taste of Oakland Festival. We had a great time taking over the the Karaoke Bus with Sweet Soca Vibes! Wheeeeyyyyy!!!
Mr. Wiggins enjoyed it so much, he joined us on the road to mash up San Francisco Pride Parade in front of 1.5 MILLION LIVE SPECTATORS!
By 2019, DMB had a reputation for bringing the vibes to every event we attend! We partnered with Afro Soca Love (Oakland, CA), Afrolicious Hair Expo (Oakland, CA), Mas Makers Massive (Oakland, CA) and our first corporate partner, Mr. Fixit (SF Bay Area Caribbean-Owned Construction Company) . We also took home our first Trophy, awarded by the Richmond Juneteenth Festival Committee!
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, festivals, parades and events were canceled throughout the globe. During the downtime, We Come to Fete was birthed! The Sweat Founders invested in new equipment, hired consultants and rebranded as “We Come to Fete.”
While we loved the years of hosting trucks on the road and hosting community events, we wanted to get back to what our heart truly desired – we just wanna fete!
We Come to Fete organizes like-minded Fete Famalay across the world to attend only the best Fetes, Festivals, Parades and Events with the BEST VIBES!
Let we FETE and play mas!!!
2022 and beyond…
We Come to Fete is seeking CORPORATE PARTNERS. Let us represent your company as we travel to the world’s playgrounds, best fetes, play ah mas and bringing the vibes!
“MOST WANTED: Water sponsor! Every event needs water for the people! Contact us today about becoming a water sponsor!
Where: We attend events in:
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Pompano Beach/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
New York, NY
and throughout the Caribbean Islands”
RESORT ACCOMODATIONS are a fundraiser for We Come to Fete recommended events. For each recommended event, we will have a limited number of luxury accomodations available for purchase. Consider booking with We Come to Fete when the opportunity arises.
MERCHANDISE – Support the merch! Have an idea, feel free to contact us!
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