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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
22nd May 2015
Are you wondering how you will get to Irish Aid’s flagship Africa Day event in Farmleigh? We’ve got all your options listed below. The best way is by public transport. Dublin Bus has kindly sponsored a free shuttle bus service, which will run from the bus stop opposite the main entrance to the Phoenix Park at Parkgate Street to the main entrance into Farmleigh Estate. This service will run approximately every 30 minutes between 11am and 6pm. The following public transport links… Read More
21st May 2015
As you all know, Africa Day Dublin is taking place at Farmleigh this Sunday, 24th of May, from 11am to 6pm.  We hope to see you there! It will be a busy event, bursting with family-friendly activities, music from around the globe and traditional African cuisine.  For any parents / guardians concerned about their children wandering off, we will have free kid’s I.D wristbands available from the Information Point in the Jambo Zone (see map below).  Call to the Information Point to collect… Read More
13th May 2015
RiZA will be performing on the main stage of Africa Day Dublin. Founding member Niwel Tsumbu is a long-term friend and supporter of Africa Day. All about RiZA RiZA is the latest project by the dynamic Congolese guitarist/singer Niwel Tsumbu. RiZA features Niwel’s long-time collaborator Eamonn Cagney (of Treelan) on percussion, Emma Garnett (Feather) and Sallay Garnett (Loah) on vocals, and Paddy Groenland (Ensemble Ériu, Manden Express) on guitar. Loah will also be treating us to a solo performance this year.… Read More
11th May 2015
13 days until #AfricaDay15.  We’re busy working hard to make sure it is a fantastic day out for all. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as us. Recently we’ve come across some fascinating events that might be of interest this Month, so we thought we’d share. 1. Cork African Film Festival  When: 15th-2st May Where:  St. Johns College, Sawmill Street, Cork. 2. Africa Centre and ConsultingIreland invite you to an Africa-business seminar ‘Invest in Africa’. When: Friday, 22nd May… Read More