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8th May 2017
We’re delighted to announce that BARQ will be performing on the main stage Kwassa Kwassa at this year’s Africa Day Dublin flagship event! BARQ are a high energy Dublin four-piece who have been making waves since the release of their debut single “Gentle Kind of Lies” in March 2016. With their self-styled brand of “melty rock” and “agrosoul”, BARQ have… Read More
3rd May 2017
We’re delighted to reveal that NC Grey will be performing on the Malaika Stage at this year’s Africa Day Dublin flagship event! NC Grey is a rising British-Nigerian singer and songwriter, currently based in Dublin.Since the age of 7, she has been inspired to sing and write, melding influences from jazz, swing, soul and motown. The undercurrents of gospel found… Read More
2nd May 2017
Africa Day Champion Onai is 18 years old and was born in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. She moved to Donegal when she was two years old and spent two years there before moving to Drogheda, which soon became her home. A passionate dancer, Onai has been a member of Irish dance group Fit Kids/Fit Teens for more than 12 years… Read More
27th April 2017
We’re delighted to announce that an array of exciting events and activities to mark Africa Day 2017 will be taking place in various locations around Ireland this year. In addition to established Africa Day hosts Galway, Cork and Limerick, celebrations will also take place in Kilkenny and Kildare for the first time. Read about the Africa Day celebrations set to… Read More
26th April 2017
There’s one week left to make a submission to The Irish Times Africa Day writing competition. The deadline is on Wednesday, 3rd May 2017. Entrants are invited to submit a short story or poem with an African theme, set in either Ireland or Africa. Entries are being sought in three categories: Primary school (maximum word count 250 words) Secondary school (maximum… Read More
21st April 2017
The Africa Day 2017 launch took place on Thursday, 6th April at Farmleigh Estate in the Phoenix Park. At the launch, Joe McHugh TD, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, announced the programme of events to mark Africa Day 2017, supported by Irish Aid. Participants at the launch included Salome Mbugua, Africa Day Champion; Onai Tafuma, Africa Day… Read More
19th April 2017
We’re very excited to reveal that Discovery Gospel Choir is joining the line-up for this year’s Africa Day Dublin main stage Kwassa Kwassa! Discovery Gospel Choir is Ireland’s leading intercultural choir. With members hailing from more than 20 countries, the choir’s repertoire consists largely of songs past and present members have brought to the choir from their own countries, interspersed… Read More
11th April 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Kíla will be headlining the Africa Day 2017 main stage, Kwassa Kwassa! Hailed as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands, Kíla are an eight-piece who share a passion to create great music with an ability to absorb influences from across the globe. With roots in traditional Irish, Kíla feature strong percussive vocals… Read More
6th April 2017
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 6th April 2017 Minister McHugh Announces National Africa Day 2017 Flagship Event Free Family-Friendly Programme of Activities at Farmleigh on Sunday 21 May Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh T.D. has today (06.04.17) announced that a national flagship event to celebrate Africa Day 2017, supported by Irish Aid, will take place in the grounds of Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday 21st May from 11am to 6pm. The Dublin Africa Day event will feature free public performances… Read More
31st March 2017
This week, the Africa Day team has taken a look at a number of traditional African musical instruments. We are all music lovers here and can’t wait for the performances on the Africa Day Dublin stages Kwassa Kwassa, Atilogwu and Malaika on Sunday, 21st May. Keep an eye on the Africa Day website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and… Read More
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