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20th May 2014
We are delighted to announce that the fantastic Tig Linn will perform as newcomers on the Africa Day main stage ‘Kwassa Kwassa’ at this year’s flagship event on Farmleigh Estate this coming Sunday, 25th May. Tig Linn was formed when a number of Irish and African musicians came together in advance of Barack Obama’s visit in 2011 to record a song, ‘Tig Linn – Yes We Can’. The group were asked to play a concert, and the band was born. The seven… Read More
19th May 2014
We are delighted to announce that the fantastic Square Pegs have confirmed their performance on the Africa Day Dublin Main Stage ‘Kwassa Kwassa’ at this years flagship event on Sunday, 25th May on Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Square Pegs consists of Dublin based seasoned musicians Colm Quearney, Graham Hopkins, Keith Duffy, Justin Carroll, Michael Buckley & Cormac Curran. The gather as often as possible, when not touring with other artists, to pay homage to the sound of Chicago… Read More
16th May 2014
One of the most popular features of Africa Day Dublin, the Atilogwu Stage, returns to the flagship event on Farmleigh Estate this year! In less than 10 days from now, the stage which is dedicated entirely to rap, hip-hop and RnB, will be in full swing! As last year, Nigerian born entrepreneur and music promoter Timi Martins will be managing the Atilogwu Stage and has lined up some very fine performers for the day. Performances will include Dublin-based DJ Wax;… Read More
15th May 2014
Make sure to dress in you most colourful, glamorous, and dazzling clothes at this year’s Africa Day Dublin flagship festival as the event will see the return of the hugely popular ‘Best Dressed’ Competition and Fashion Parade. As in previous years, both will be coordinated by Tritees the organisers of Miss Africa Ireland. Tritees will be on the lookout throughout the event to find the best dressed contestants to take part in an exciting fashion show and fashion parade at which a panel of… Read More
15th May 2014
We are delighted to announce that three highly talented music performance groups from Newpark Music Centre have confirmed to entertain visitors of Africa Day Dublin on Malaika, one of the three stages at the event. Newpark Music Centre is one of Ireland’s prime music education establishments and was founded in 1979 to provide much needed music school facilities in south Dublin. It caters for over 1000 students and is one of the largest private music schools in Dublin. While the emphasis… Read More
14th May 2014
The amazing street theatre company Cork Circus Street Theatre will perform their innovative family circus show ‘Tutti Frutti’ in the ‘Mount Kiddimanjaro’ area at Africa Day Dublin 2014. Tutti Fruitti’ revolves around a fruit and veg stall and demonstrates how so many of the products we in Ireland love and buy every day come from outside of Europe and largely (when considering fruit) from Africa. The show was devised for Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 and has appeared in schools and numerous… Read More
9th May 2014
Africa Day Limerick’s programme of events to celebrate the continent’s unity has been launched in Limerick City today. Limerick will enjoy the sights and sounds of its African communities with a fun filled weekend of colourful events to celebrate Africa Day in May. The following events are taking place: The fifth annual Limerick Sportsfest/Sports Day will take place at Crescent College in Dooradoyle on Saturday, 17th May. There will be African Storytelling for primary school groups and African Drumming at Limerick… Read More
9th May 2014
Galway City Council will be holding a mayoral reception to launch the programme of Africa Day Galway 2014 events. The launch will be hosted by Mayor of Galway City, Cllr Pádraig Conneelly and will take place on Monday, 19th May at 11a.m. in Galway’s Townhall Theatre. The launch event will include the display of a heart-warming community video depicting the meeting of two worlds, a group of Irish artists with intellectual disabilities, and an intercultural group from Ballybane with participants… Read More
8th May 2014
Tomorrow, Friday 9th May 2014, is the deadline for applying to volunteer at the Africa Day 2014 Dublin flagship event! Volunteers play an important role in Africa Day. Some of the volunteer roles include: Providing information to event visitors, including distribution of programmes and maps. Liaising with performers and groups participating in the event. Checking the cleanliness of the venue and providing assistance if cleaning is required. Providing assistance to event partners. Security and supervising equipment in children’s area. As… Read More
8th May 2014
Amazing Justine Nantale and Band have been confirmed to take to the main stage at this year’s Africa Day flagship event on Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday, 25th May. Justine Nantale is a Ugandan native and leads her band in traditional African songs from a variety of African Countries. With talented musicians from Uganda, Congo, Nigeria and Ireland, the Justine Nantale Band approach all their performances with energy and an authentic African flavour. The band will have… Read More