Celebrate Africa Festival 2021
Asante (Thank you!) to everyone who helped make the Celebrate Africa Festival and the Celebrate Africa Festival Rewind so successful in 2020! Last year’s virtual edition allowed people from all over the world to experience this wonderful celebration of African cultures.
The fourth annual festival is scheduled for September 10-12 and will be presented in a variety of formats.
Please check the schedule below for details.
|7:30 pm||Musical Performance by Micheline Ewang||Music||Cameroonian-born Micheline Ewang and her band present her fusion of African roots, jazz, gospel, and acoustic soul music.|
|3 pm||The Great Green Wall||Environment Music||Malian musician/activist Inna Modja journeys to Africa's Great Green Wall — a project to grow an 8,000km 'wall’ of trees stretching across the entire width of the continent to provide a future for millions of people. Watch The Great Green Wall on Evite|
Musical Performance by Loide Jorge
|Music||Born in France with roots in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau, Loide Jorge presents her hypnotic blend of Afro-luso rhythms, folk songs, jazz, and African-American Blues.|
|11 am- 3:30 pm||Storytelling on the River||Traditional Storytelling||IN-PERSON AT BLADENSBURG WATERFRONT PARK
Enjoy folk tales and fables, drumming, and music from countries across the African continent while cruising on the Anacostia River
Register for a session through Parks Direct by selecting ‘Activity Number’ and entering one of the codes below:
22643-508F- 11am tour
22643-508G- 12:45pm tour
22643-508H- 3pm tour
|4-6 PM||The Jolly Papa Show Live||Live video stream of radio show||Don’t miss this special edition of the Jolly Papa Show with hosts Eme and Michael as they spin music from across the continent of Africa and conduct in-person interviews with local African musical artists. Watch The Jolly Papa Show on Facebook