Past Events - News

29th April 2016
Malaika Announcement 2
Malaika Announcement 2
We’re thrilled to announce that Yankari Afrobeat Collective and Amica will be joining our Malaika stage line-up at #AfricaDay2016! Yankari Afrobeat Collective Die-hard Fela fans, Dublin-based band Yankari, aspire to advance the original Afrobeat genre by incorporating contemporary sounds, such as, jazz, funk, dance, rock-and-roll whilst keeping the traditional groove elements of Afrobeat. This new sound has world-wide appeal and the… Read More
28th April 2016
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stage 3 announcement 1
Ready for the first Malaika stage announcement?   We’re delighted to announce Rhythm Africana and Eben Ezer (also known as Nouveau Esthestique) will both be performing as part of the Malaika line-up at #AfricaDay2016! Nouveau Esthestique Nouveau Esthestique are a group of musicians and dancers from a gospel background who perform together to produce eye-catching performances. The band has 13 members… Read More
27th April 2016
25/05/2014
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PIC SHOWS:  Pictured today (25.05.2014) at the flagship Africa Day 2014 festival at Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park were: 

Flagship Africa Day 2014 Festival takes place at Farmleigh – Africa Day 2014 Celebrates Partnership between Ireland and Africa -
Africa Day is supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. For more information, visit www.africaday.ie. 
Contact: Sarah Harte / Catherine Heaney, DHR Communications, Tel: 087-9858259 / 087-2309835
Irish Aid is the Government’s programme for overseas development.  It is managed by the Development Co-operation Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  Further information is available atwww.irishaid.ie. Check out Africa Day on social media: on Twitter @AfricaDay, hashtag #africaday; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/africadayireland.
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25/05/2014
REPRO FREE
PIC SHOWS:  Pictured today (25.05.2014) at the flagship Africa Day 2014 festival at Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park were: 

Flagship Africa Day 2014 Festival takes place at Farmleigh – Africa Day 2014 Celebrates Partnership between Ireland and Africa -
Africa Day is supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. For more information, visit www.africaday.ie. 
Contact: Sarah Harte / Catherine Heaney, DHR Communications, Tel: 087-9858259 / 087-2309835
Irish Aid is the Government’s programme for overseas development.  It is managed by the Development Co-operation Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  Further information is available atwww.irishaid.ie. Check out Africa Day on social media: on Twitter @AfricaDay, hashtag #africaday; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/africadayireland.
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Writers, interested in having your short story or poem published by The Irish Times? Here’s your chance. The Irish Times has once again teamed up with Irish Aid on an African-themed writing competition, marking Africa Day 2016. The competition, which is in its second year, is designed to showcase emerging talent, as well as established writers. Writers are invited to… Read More
25th April 2016
Atilogwu Announcement 2
Atilogwu Announcement 2
We’re delighted to announce some more of our Atilogwu stage performers for #AfricaDay2016! DJ Daley, The Motivators, Lady FunL’ayo, and Colin ‘Jaffa’ McKenna. You can read more on each act below: DJ Daley DJ Daley is a Music DJ and radio presenter based in Dublin. He presents his own show ‘Urban Vibez’ on Near 90.3 FM, which also streams live on http://www.near.ie. Having been in the music business for over… Read More
22nd April 2016
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3j
The Africa Day team are delighted to announce that Ájo Arkestra will be joining our Main Stage lineup at #AfricaDay2016! Ájo Arkestra are an Afro- futuristic multicultural group, made up of experimental musicians from the four corners of the world. The group is a derivation of the formerly known Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble, whose members have spent the last three years… Read More
20th April 2016
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Atilogwu-Stage-1
We’re very excited to announce the first lot of performers for the Atilogwu stage! DJ Wax, Motown Brothers and Pop Dogg have all been confirmed for #AfricaDay2016. You can read more on each act below: DJ Wax DJ Wax, also known as Wallex, is a top R’n’B, House and Commercial DJ/Producer in Ireland. DJ Wax began as a party DJ before moving on to… Read More
15th April 2016
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We are thrilled to announce #AfricaDay2016’s main stage headliner: Kíla! Kíla have been hailed as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. The eight members, mostly from Dublin, come from different musical backgrounds and share a passion to create great music with an ability to absorb influences from across the globe. With its roots in traditional Irish, it features… Read More
12th April 2016
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We’re very excited to announce that Feather will be joining our main stage line-up for Africa Day 2016! Feather is an eight-piece futuristic Afro soul band led by Emma Garnett. Originally from Sierra Leone, their music combines Emma’s African roots with her and her band’s irresistible hip hop and funk forays to create a sound that is simultaneously forward looking… Read More
12th April 2016
Profound
Profound
Here it is! We’re very excited to announce our first main stage act for Africa Day 2016’s Dublin flagship event: Profound! The 21 year old, Dublin-based artist has been involved in music for the past 3 years. Some of his gigs to date include performing at Life Festival alongside fellow Irish act HARE SQUEAD and taking part in Hard Working Class Heroes,… Read More
24th March 2016
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Africa-Day-Easter-2
Happy Easter everyone, we hope you all have a wonderful weekend! With Easter Sunday just around the corner, the team here at Africa Day HQ got to thinking about how Easter is celebrated across Africa, so we did some investigating. Here are some interesting links that we found: 1. http://www.swahilimodern.com/blogs/news/17703836-celebrating-easter-in-africa This piece gives us a brief account of how Easter is… Read More