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17th May 2017
With excitement building ahead of the big day, we can’t wait to see K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade strutting their stuff on the Kwassa Kwassa main stage at Africa Day’s flagship Dublin event this Sunday. The nine-piece group delivers infectious West African vibes from Ghana via Sheffield. Their diverse origins conflate to whip up their signature heady brew of afrobeat,… Read More
15th May 2017
The countdown to Africa Day’s flagship Dublin event is on! With less than a week to go until the big day, we’re getting very excited and one of the many acts we can’t wait to see perform on the Kwassa Kwassa main stage this Sunday is AikJ. One of the fastest rising stars in Irish music, AikJ has been making… Read More
12th May 2017
Salome Mbugua was born in Kenya and has lived in Ireland since 1994. She is the founder, former CEO and currently the Honorary President of AkiDwA – the African and migrant Women’s Network Ireland. With a strong background in social work, international development and philosophy, Salome has over 20 years’ experience of working with under-represented groups in Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ireland.… Read More
10th May 2017
Reflecting Irish Aid’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, attendees at this year’s Africa Day in Dublin are encouraged to leave their cars at home and instead take public transport, walk or cycle to Farmleigh. To support this, Irish Aid will be providing bicycle racks at this year’s Africa Day event and we’re delighted to announce that Dublin Bus will once again offer a FREE shuttle bus service for… Read More
9th May 2017
We’re delighted to reveal that ‘Boye & Colours Afrobeat Foundation will be performing on the Malaika Stage at this year’s Africa Day Dublin flagship event! ‘Boye & Colours Afrobeat Foundation are Ireland’s foremost multicultural band. Founded in 2005 by Nigerian-born ‘Boye Akerele, the group have built a strong following with their repertoire of socially conscious, original songs, rooted in the… Read More
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
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