Dublin

This year Irish Aid will be hosting their flagship Africa Day family event on Sunday, 21st May 2017, from 11am to 6pm, in the grounds of the Farmleigh Estate in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. The family-friendly event is also FREE to attend.

Renowned Irish folk group, Kíla will headline the main stage as part of a line-up which will also see performances by: K.O.G. & THE ZONGO BRIGADE, the UK based nine-piece Afro-fusion group who have played Glastonbury main stages as well as many other UK and European festivals and venues; Ireland’s leading intercultural choir, Discovery Gospel Choir; “melty rock” and agro-soul band, BARQ; and Aik J, a Dublin artist who unites the genres of hip-hop, R&B and pop with a soulful style.

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Jambo (Welcome Zone)

In the ‘Jambo’ Welcome Zone, you will be greeted by the colours and sounds of Africa, kindly brought to you by Irish Aid and the Embassies of Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa. Kid’s I.D. wristbands are available at the information point in this zone.

Kwassa Kwassa Stage

The Kwassa Kwassa Stage, also known as the Main Stage, promises another fantastic line-up for Africa Day 2017. With a collection of old and new artists, this year’s line-up is not to be missed!

In Dublin, renowned Irish folk group, Kíla will headline the main stage as part of a line-up which will also see performances by: K.O.G. & THE ZONGO BRIGADE, the UK based nine-piece Afro-fusion group who have played Glastonbury main stages as well as many other UK and European festivals and venues; Ireland’s leading intercultural choir, Discovery Gospel Choir; “melty rock” and agro-soul band, BARQ; and Aik J, a Dublin artist who unites the genres of hip-hop, R&B and pop with a soulful style.

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Atilogwu Stage

The Atilogwu Stage this year will feature sets dedicated to Rap, Hip-Hop and R’n’B. As always, stage coordinator, Timi ‘Tim Dogg’ Martins of Goodlife Promotions, guarantees another incredible line-up from a host of African, Irish and international artists.

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Malaika Stage

The Malaika Stage, introduced to Africa Day in 2014, will return again this year even bigger and better than before. This stage is set to feature a range of exciting up-and-coming African or African-influenced acts, from big music ensembles to solo artists. Don’t miss out on discovering great, new music!

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Dance Zone

Start practicing your moves, the much-loved Dance Zone is back again this year!  This year, the area will showcase some fantastic dance, drumming, story-telling, and spoken word performances, as well as hosting a number of dance, drumming,  creative writing and language exchange workshops. The Dance Zone covers The Courtyard, Arkle Room and Motor House.

Courtyard

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Motor House

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Arkle Room

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Mount Kiddimanjaro (Kids Zone)

Mount-Kiddimanjaro

 

At Mount Kiddimanjaro, you can enjoy the sounds from the Malaika Music Stage, while visiting an array of stalls off ering fun, family-focused activities, including children’s games and funfair rides.

Drumming demonstrations, followed by ‘Bang the Drum’ workshops – hosted by Irish Aid – will take place at regular intervals throughout the day.

Marrakech (African Bazaar)

Marrakech

Soak up the atmosphere of a fun-filled African Bazaar in the ‘Marrakech’ section, with stalls from a number of different groups offering an array of food, crafts, activities and music from dozens of African countries.

Also featuring face-painting, hair-braiding, henna art, interactive games, storytelling, drumming, dancing and lots more!

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