The African Bazaar is the lively, interactive, educational and entertaining zone which has now become one of the most popular elements of Africa Day Dublin. The African Bazaar at Africa Day Dublin 2013 will feature a vast array of food, crafts, clothing and music from countries all over Africa. If you’re in the mood for shopping you will find a wonderful array of African products on offer, including traditional African crafts, jewellery and even furniture. You can also find out more about development issues through participating in fun, family-friendly, interactive activities hosted by development education organisations and NGOs (non-governmental organisations) that work in African countries.
Community Groups taking part in the Bazaar will include the following
African Caribbean Forum represents the interests of the African and Caribbean migrants living in Ireland. They will be showcasing Caribbean culture and heritage. There will be a special display of Art Work from Nigerian Artists Jeffery A.
Afro in Diaspora Center is a group committed to supporting woman, men and children in their Nigerian Homeland. They will display a collection of African heritage beads and clothes.
Africa Centre is a community organisation based in Dublin. Its activities are held around two main fields: Development Education and Community Participation. The Centre will provide authentic African games and jigsaws.
African Students Association of Ireland aims to cultivate a vibrant Afro-Irish and International African and non African student community in Ireland. Will they provide games and quizzes on the day
AkiDwa is a national Network of migrant women living in Ireland. They will display African fabrics, beads. arts, crafts and hennas.
Angolan Community in Ireland aims to promote and preserve Angolan culture in Ireland. They will display traditional pictures book and art items of Angola.
Association of Malawians in Ireland will display Malawian arts and craft, they will have a special performance from a traditional African doctor performing his Ancestral rituals on the day.
Be-Inspired is an organisation aimed at discovering, empowering and developing the youth and their talents. They will be demonstrating Zumba moves while highlighting the importance of exercise and fitness today.
Botswana Ireland will display Botswana crafts, beads and sculptures. They will also provide face painting on the day.
Brong Ahafo and the Brotherhood Association will exhibit Ghanaian artefacts, fashionable clothing, accessories, necklaces and carvings.
Congolese Women in Ireland is a non profit organization work for integration for Congolese women in the Ireland. They will display Congolese fashion, creature art and jewellery on the day.
Ethnic Minority Women’s Forum promotes intercultural diversity and awareness among the wider community by supporting and organising intercultural celebrations. The group will showcase African culture through display of raw African food items and displays of African traditional head gear.
Guinean Community of Ireland is an Irish non for profit organisation. They will display Guinean crafts and culture along with traditional music on the day
Ireland Sickle Cell Awareness is a run by volunteers, patients and families with sickle cell disease. Their cultural activities will include music, dance and drama.
New Age Africa Trust a voluntary organization that aims to provide access to primary level and secondary education to boys and girls who do not meet the criteria set out by the government. They will exhibit arts and crafts products locally produced from communities in Africa.
Nigerian Carnival Ireland aims to promote integration, celebrate cultural diversity and heritage, while informing and educating people about the different, diverse cultures of the ethnic communities in Multicultural Ireland. They will showcase cultural displays such as dancing and drumming, folklore music and traditional masquerades.
Oromo Community Ireland is a charitable organisation set up to enhance the integration of Oromos living in Ireland. They will showcase a traditional coffee ceremony allowing people to test Organic Arabic coffee.
Peolwane Traditional Dance Group is a traditional dancing group composed of four ladies all from Botswana. They will share their culture using dancing skills to entertain people. They will also display traditional African crafts.
Rwamagana School Children’s Fund provides sponsorship for the education of vulnerable and orphaned children in the rural Eastern province of Rwanda. They will display crafts and will perform and teach some meditation rituals.
Tanzania Ireland is a community organisation that brings together Tanzanians and friends in Ireland. This will display Tanzanian Art, play folk and contemporary music and teach people some Swahili phrases.
The Unforgettable Women’s Network promotes and encourages the equal valuing of the female person in society by developing women’s capacities through education, development and training. The group will showcase African women writers books, magazines and blogs that promote literary education and empowerment.
Tritees is a voluntary non profit organisation promoting African cultural heritage. They will be on ground to showcase African culture and Beauty. They will run a ‘Best Dressed’ completion and fashion show on the day.
Uganda Association of Ireland is an association that fosters unity and linkage between Ugandans, Irish and all other culturem and communities in The Republic of Ireland. They will showcase colourful Ugandan culture & traditions along with traditional dancing and drummers.
Wezesha is made up of members of the African Diaspora Community in Ireland that support women and children affected by conflicts and violence in Africa. They will showcase African jewellery, baskets, mats and other fabrics made from women in Africa.