Past Events - Dublin

15th June 2016
Take a look at our slideshow featuring a number of our brilliant Africa Day Dublin 2016 images! Sunday, 29th May saw close to 34,000 attendees with a total of 130 participants involved in the celebration, including our two sponsors, Dublin Bus and Ethiopian Airlines! You can find the full event listing from the day here. You can check out the official Africa Day 2016 highlight video here. You can also… Read More
29th May 2015
  With its lively, interactive, educational and entertaining offerings, the African Bazaar was one of the most popular areas at Africa Day Dublin. This year, as always, the Bazaar featured Community Groups, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), commercial concessions and food traders. The Community Groups and NGOs shared information about themselves, displayed crafts, showcased traditional costumes and some also offered hair-braiding and face-painting. NGOs who… Read More
29th May 2015
Kwassa Kwaasa attracted a wonderful crowd.  One of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands KÍLA returned to headline the main stage. Irish / Sierra Leonean ART SOUL musician, Loah, treated us all to a soulful multi-lingual set. Tig Linn played their original songs in English and Yoruba. Kiruu had us travelling the world through his sounds, all in the comfort of Farmleigh. Kempes & Dangana’s melodic tunes are inspired by the sights and sounds of Niger and were very very received by the… Read More
29th May 2015
The ‘Best Dressed’ Competition and Fashion Parade were one of the most talked-about and photgraphed elements of #AfricaDay15 in Farmleigh. We invited visitors to come dressed in their most colourful, glamorous, and dazzling clothes. As in previous years, both the ‘Best Dressed’ competition and the fashion parade were coordinated by Tritees, the organisers of Miss Africa Ireland. The team of Tritees were on the lookout throughout the event to find the best dressed contestants who then took part in the exciting fashion show… Read More
29th May 2015
Mount Kiddimanjaro, Africa Day’s dedicated Kid Zone, was full of interactive activities in 2015, including face-painting, hair-braiding and jewellery-making! From Mount Kiddimanjaro you were able to soak up the rhythms and sounds from Malaika Music Stage. A number of NGOs and Community Groups set up home in Mount Kiddimanjaro and had a variety of educational and engaging materials especially aimed at children. Irish Aid hosted Bang the Drum workshops, which are a popular staple of Africa Day Dublin celebrations.  We will also had a small… Read More
29th May 2015
The Malaika stage was a very popular addition to last year’s Africa Day and returned again this year even bigger and better. This stage featured a range of exciting acts, from music ensembles and gospel artists to up-and-coming singer-songwriters, singing in their native languages. Here are the biographies of the acts who performed in 2015: Rhythm Africana is an inspirational fine group of artists based in Dublin-Ireland, with highly skilled musicians and strong vocals from Uganda, Congo, Nigeria and Ireland, Rhythm Africana… Read More
29th May 2015
Jambo was Africa Day’s official welcome zone where members of Irish Aid welcomed all visitors. This year there were seven African Embassies who will all had individual display areas for visitors to enjoy. The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt displayed literature and crafts highlighting Egypt’s history and creativity. The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia had an exhibition on Ethiopian products, culture and tourism. The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya will had an interactive stall with officials from the Embassy discussing various aspects of Kenya, ranging from its rich… Read More
29th May 2015
The Atilogwu stage is usually dedicated to rap / hip-hop / r’n’b. In 2015 this stage featured sets from a host of African, Irish and international artists.  The stage was coordinated by Africa Day Champion Timi Martins (aka TimDogg) of Goodlife Promotions. See below for more information on who performed on the stage in 2015: Timi Martins is a Nigerian born resident of Ireland for over 15 years. Since he moved to Ireland, he has completed his degree and masters… Read More
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