ABINA loves it when Africa is celebrated in the Diasporas. That is an opportunity to showcase African cultures to the west. We are speaking of an annual African celebration taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The long awaited Celebration of Africa, called Day of Africa (Afrikadag in Dutch) is set on coming Saturday the 17th of November. Day of Africa is initiated to celebrate African culture throughout a whole day. First starting with a day program and ending with an evening program called: Africa at Night. The day event includes debate, fashion, spoken word and it is set to be promising.
Day of Africa will take place at 3 different venues: Paradiso, Barlaeus and at De Balie. The program kicks off in Paradiso at 10am in the small hall. And there will also be speeddate sessions for those who want to mingle.;) The program of Africa Day will end at 5pm.
The program includes African noted personalities, like Somalian major of Mogadishu, Mohamed Nur, Zimbabwean journalist Farai Maguwu, Brave Ndisale, Answelm Iwundu and more. Of course Africa’s celebration day is not complete without music. The highlight of the whole day will be Afro-soul singer Fredy Masamba. The program includes a variety of activities from political debate to a fashion show. ABINA-team will be present at the fashion show to capture the highlights of the day and of coarse the fashion show!
If you are and want to be a part of this event, sign up here. View the whole program here.
After the day program, Africa at Night will kick off, which is the after party.
ABINA will be present at the Entertainment section in Barlaeaus. So if you’re coming, we’ll meet you there. Tickets are available online for 17,50EUR. Tickets for students cost 10,00EUR. The afterparty costs 10 euros. In case you buy tickets to attend the whole day, the ticket for the Afterparty will be 5 euros.
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