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3rd May 2016
We’re very excited to announce Æ MAK will be joining our main stage line-up for #AfricaDay2016! Graduates of Modern Music, Aoife McCann and Ellie McMahon met in 2011 and have been performing side by side ever since. Together they front Æ MAK. Both Aoife and Ellie have a background in musical theatre and have fused this with an eclectic array of influences, from tUnE-yArDs to Anita O’Day. This has helped shape a unique sound… Read More
29th April 2016
We’re thrilled to announce that Yankari Afrobeat Collective and Amica will be joining our Malaika stage line-up at #AfricaDay2016! Yankari Afrobeat Collective Die-hard Fela fans, Dublin-based band Yankari, aspire to advance the original Afrobeat genre by incorporating contemporary sounds, such as, jazz, funk, dance, rock-and-roll whilst keeping the traditional groove elements of Afrobeat. This new sound has world-wide appeal and the… Read More
28th April 2016
Ready for the first Malaika stage announcement?   We’re delighted to announce Rhythm Africana and Eben Ezer (also known as Nouveau Esthestique) will both be performing as part of the Malaika line-up at #AfricaDay2016! Nouveau Esthestique Nouveau Esthestique are a group of musicians and dancers from a gospel background who perform together to produce eye-catching performances. The band has 13 members… Read More
27th April 2016
*Update: Deadline has been extended to Friday, 20th May 2016* Writers, interested in having your short story or poem published by The Irish Times? Here’s your chance. The Irish Times has once again teamed up with Irish Aid on an African-themed writing competition, marking Africa Day 2016. The competition, which is in its second year, is designed to showcase emerging… Read More
25th April 2016
We’re delighted to announce some more of our Atilogwu stage performers for #AfricaDay2016! DJ Daley, The Motivators, Lady FunL’ayo, and Colin ‘Jaffa’ McKenna. DJ Daley DJ Daley is a Music DJ and radio presenter based in Dublin. He presents his own show ‘Urban Vibez’ on Near 90.3 FM, which also streams live on Having been in the music business for over a decade, DJ Daley has graced the decks of… Read More
22nd April 2016
The Africa Day team are delighted to announce that Ájo Arkestra will be joining our Main Stage lineup at #AfricaDay2016! Ájo Arkestra are an Afro- futuristic multicultural group, made up of experimental musicians from the four corners of the world. The group is a derivation of the formerly known Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble, whose members have spent the last three years… Read More
20th April 2016
We’re very excited to announce the first lot of performers for the Atilogwu stage! DJ Wax, The Motown Sensations and Pop Dogg have all been confirmed for #AfricaDay2016. You can read more on each act below: DJ Wax DJ Wax, also known as Wallex, is a top R’n’B, House and Commercial DJ/Producer in Ireland. DJ Wax began as a party DJ before moving on to… Read More
15th April 2016
We are thrilled to announce #AfricaDay2016’s main stage headliner: Kíla! Kíla have been hailed as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. The eight members, mostly from Dublin, come from different musical backgrounds and share a passion to create great music with an ability to absorb influences from across the globe. With its roots in traditional Irish, it features… Read More
12th April 2016
We’re very excited to announce that Feather will be joining our main stage line-up for Africa Day 2016! Feather is an eight-piece futuristic Afro soul band led by Emma Garnett. Originally from Sierra Leone, their music combines Emma’s African roots with her and her band’s irresistible hip hop and funk forays to create a sound that is simultaneously forward looking… Read More
12th April 2016
*UPDATE: Jafaris (formerly known as Profound) will now be performing on the Malaika stage. Full event listing can me found here.* Here it is! We’re very excited to announce our first main stage act for Africa Day 2016’s Dublin flagship event: Profound! The 21 year old, Dublin-based artist has been involved in music for the past 3 years. Some of his… Read More