By Ghana News Agency
Legendary Ghanaian musician Samini will headline the maiden edition of the Adonko Ghana Festival Ohio, United States of America (USA).
The five-day festival themed “Upholding Ghanaian Culture, the Columbus Way” is scheduled for August 3–7, 2023, and is expected to attract over 1000 people around the world.
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By Valerie Russ | The Inquirer
When rain threatened early Sunday morning, some of the volunteers for the African Diaspora Festival in Burlington County wondered whether they should cancel the event.
But Louise Calloway, the 92-year-old founder of the Underground Railroad Museum in Eastampton, brushed aside the doubters.
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By Cass Teague | Pride Publishing
Annual African Street Festival by the African American Cultural Alliance is on the weekend of September 16 through September 18, 2022 at Hadley Park, located at 1037 28th Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee. This year’s theme is “We Rise To the Beat Of Our Drums.” The upcoming community event will once again honor the legacy of Nashville Civil Rights / Community Activist Kwame Leo Lillard, the founder of the festival and the African American Cultural Alliance.
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By Jimoh Babatunde | Vanguard
The organizers of the annual Global Black & African Festival of Arts & Culture (GBAFACC) say all arrangements have been concluded to have a successful celebration. The co-founder and operations director, Edo Global Royal Art and Culture Canada, Jackson Osamede Igbinosun, made this known while revealing that the Global Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture billed for December 11-12, in Toronto, Canada, would hold virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on physical gatherings.
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By Black Star News
The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will celebrate its 28th anniversary virtually nationwide for the first time from Nov. 27 to Dec. 13 with 75 narratives and documentaries from 31 countries including 26 World, US and New York premieres.
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The Pilolo African Diaspora festival 2020 will be held from August 21st to August 23rd, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, the organizers of the Pilolo Festival have adopted a hybrid model with virtual presentations on Zoom and Facebook Live, and a Traditional Ghanaian Durbar and food-tasting event in Rochester, NY.
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By Kelly Martins
A festival celebrating what it means to be of African descent is coming to Houston and it’ll have food, music, arts, and more. Houston African Festival, or Houston Afrifest, is back in the city for their 7th annual celebration.
On Saturday, September 14 you can spend all day at Houston Baptist University enjoying African arts, culture, and entertainment in the best possible way. From 12 to 8 p.m. Entry into the festival is free for children, students, and seniors, and just $5 to anyone else. Cheap fun is just how we like it.
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By Angel Idowu
“Africa is here and it’s a good thing,” says Patrick Saingbey-Woodtor, founder of Chicago’s African Festival of the Arts, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend in Washington Park.
The festival was initially created to bring attention to Saingbey-Woodtor’s Window to Africa shop and Hyde Park’s Harper Court. It has since grown into an annual weekend celebration that draws crowds from across the country with live music, fine art, food and more.
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On September 20, the eve of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao – African Union Ambassador to the U.S.A., will lead other diplomats, and business leaders to the USAfrica Business Expo — a B2B trade show, conference & networking event aimed at helping African businesses expand into international markets.
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Separate festivals honor African, African American heritage, culture
By Eric Lagatta
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Columbus has long been home to African Americans who have contributed to the city’s rich tapestry. For decades, the neighborhood now known as the King-Lincoln District has buzzed with African American business owners, musicians and artists. And throughout the city, African immigrants are bringing their own cultures to Ohio’s capital.
By Osei Tutu
The Asanteman Council of North America (ACONA) is holding the 2019 annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, August 31st through Sunday, September 1st. It is being hosted by the Asanteman Association of the Carolinas, North Carolina. The Asante Day is an annual event organized by ACONA, which is the umbrella organization that coordinates the activities of the various Asanteman associations in North America which comprises the United States and Canada.
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PRZen / WASHINGTON — Over Labor Day weekend, Washington, DC will welcome 400 Itsekiri patrons and friends from around the country and the world to the 22nd Annual Ugbajo Itsekiri USA, Inc. National Convention. This year’s theme is Building Wellness and Healthy Communities.
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by Eve M. Ferguson
The African Diaspora International Film Festival returns to the Marvin Center at George Washington University from Aug. 9-11, celebrating “the human experience of people of color around the world.”
This year showcases heroes of African diaspora history, from the opening night with “Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story,” directed by Art Jones, to the closing night film, “The Robeson Effect,” in which actors Danny Glover and Ben Guillory, friends for more than 50 years, tell how actor Paul Robeson affected their lives, leading to the creation of the Robey Theater Company in Los Angeles.
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By Steve Saunders
It was a feast for the eyes and mouth as a Burnaby stadium was given some Ethiopian flair.Hundreds of people celebrated at the annual Ethiopian Summer Festival at Swangard Stadium Saturday.
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By: Cynthia Simba, Mshale Reporter
The sound of Afrobeat music could be heard against a backdrop of dancing men and women, in between the movements, small group conversations in Swahili and English took place as loud voices competed against the sound of music. In the same area children excitedly played volleyball, tag, and soccer. On the grill, the smell of nyama choma (grilled meat), filled the air for the annual Madaraka Day celebration .
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The annual Odunde Street Festival brings a taste of Africa to South Street, one of Philadelphia’s oldest, historically African American neighborhoods. The event is one of the largest African-American street festivals in America.
This year’s festival will take place Sunday, June 9.
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Afro-pop artiste Ernestina Afari, known in the showbiz scene as Dhat Gyal, has been invited to perform at an event dubbed ‘Chicago Ghanafest’ in Chicago, United States of America.
The two-day event, which is expected to attract Ghanaians living in the United States of America and Canada, will take place on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 at the Washington Park, Chicago in USA.
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By Jeffery Fleishman
In the early days of Nigerian cinema, directors and actors wandered cities and tribal lands shooting movies straight to VHS tapes that were sold in kiosks and bartered in villages.
Those times of on-the-fly editing and pocket-change financing have since grown into one of the largest film industries in the world, a quicksilver business that is as attuned to juju priests as it is to the love affairs and nightclubs of the new rich.
The reach of what is known as Nollywood often strikes Kemi Adetiba, one of its most acclaimed directors, when she’s in Jamaica or New York. A taxi driver will invariably say, “Oh, God, I love Nigerian films” while waxing on about how those stories connect him to ancestors who centuries before had been uprooted from Africa by slavery and colonialism.
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More than 100 artisans and 170 films from around the world are being showcased at the 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles.
The multiday event in the largely African American neighborhood of Baldwin Hills aims to connect Africans to people of African descent from around the world.
“As a result of the slave trade and colonization, African people are spread all over the planet, so we get a chance through this festival, get a chance to know each other,” said the festival’s executive director, Ayuko Babu.
Film, fine art, fashion and jewelry with Africa as inspiration are all featured at the festival.
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The US mission to the Africa Union hosted Africa FEST in Virginia that brought together the people from Africa’s 54 sovereign states as reported by
in the Washington Informer.
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