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GO AFRICA an annual summer community-led cultural festival, will take place on August 17 2019, with an aim to celebrate all African influences to London and in particular, the borough of Isington.

Organised by British born Gambian, Anna Njie in collaboration with The Pilion Trust and held at The Ringcross Community Centre, the festival will be a vibrant day and night for all ages and genres of African diaspora culture and community.

An exciting addition to the event will be the celebration of newly appointed Mayor of Islington, Somali-born Rakhia Ismail who has positive aspirations for supporting the African diaspora to be more visible in creative practices.

Go Africa is a movement to mobilise the African & Caribbean creative communities to come together to showcase talent, art, culture and education. There will also be a marketplace where people can buy original handcrafted pieces and interactive workshops including book reading from Conscious Dreams publishing to support young adults and children.

Go Africa main purpose is to improve the communities understanding of each other’s cultures and is a movement to mobilise the African creative communities (particularly those in the north London area) to collaborate and showcase positive talent, art, literature and African World music.

A spokesperson for Go Africa said: “We want to promote a positive understanding of the beauty of African culture through interactive workshops: Drumming from Blema; Poetry; African Dance; Tribal Face painting; Tips on braiding and styling Natural Hair; Cake Decorating by Toyah; and arts and crafts.

THe festival will also feature a live performance, Go Africa World Music Concert, which will include performances and collaborations with Virtuoso Kora Play and Griot from Guinea; Mosi Conde; South African composer and musician Lucien Windrich – eVoid Band; James PB vocalist and guitarist from Emo funk band “Little Things”; Brendon Pickett – Piano/ Keyboards of band “Full Action Family” plus many more.

To find out more, check out:
Eventbrite Go Africa Cultural Festival
Facebook: Go Africa Festival Group
E-mails: annanjieafrica@gmail.com

Source: https://www.voice-online.co.uk

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