Afro festivities in Amsterdam: African Homecoming and SWAG festival

African Homecoming and SWAG festivalDun, dun, dun another event update. We have quiet some events lining up these coming months. And it’s funny how more events are organized to promote Africa and African-consciousness. On Sunday the 30th of June, the second edition of African Homecoming will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. And guess what? I’ll be performing. Then from 5 to 7 July there is SWAG festival also taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. On which I will be presenting at the fashion show and during the debate. You might want to find out why you don’t want to miss these events

African Homecoming

I have written about African Homecoming before. Last time there was a fashion show, debate and more. And I’m not talking about boring debate. The debate was about African consciousness mainly. It’s beautiful how people with African roots, yet coming from non-African countries are embracing their heritage. Because at the end of the day: Black is Africa. I rather used the word Brown, but I’m sure you get what I am saying. It’s a day organized for the whole family on which the legacy of African people is celebrated in peace and harmony. Beautiful! If you’re in the Amsterdam area, you must take part of this. Whether you’re into fashion, African arts, literature, information, politics. Be there!

The Homecoming stage will feature guest speakers, music, spoken word performances and more. Akua Naru will be performing live. I had never heard of Akua Naru before, but I have come to love her music. I wouldn’t call Akua Naru a rapper, rather a poet. I think she’s even more than that. I think the name ‘ rapper’  that name is too small to decribe her music and her vibe. Watch her performance here and you know what I am talking about. It’s jazzy. soulful and sexy music. CHAI!

Akua Naru at African Homecoming

 I will be also be performing among the other artists. I will be paying a tribute to one of my African idols.

Black is African

There will be supervised children’s sports, games and activities in the Baobab play yard. Also The Black Eye Movie festival will be held, where inspiring and educative movie documentaries will be screened that relate to our African history of struggle and determination. The day will be closed at the Africa House with the amazing Akua Naru (usa) who will perform her songs of liberation, love and life afterward the after party will be held playing the sounds of Bamba Nazar’s at the Amplified Africa afterparty.

African Homecoming will be held at Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam at Tolhuistuinweg 5. Starting from 1pm to 3 am.

 

Entrance: Adults 3EUR and children 1EUR

Watch the promo video below.

Visit the website of African Homecoming

See you at the homecoming!

swag festival

SWAG festival

SWAG festival (meaning strong wonderful Amsterdam girls) is a 3 day multi-cultural festival organized for young women in Amsterdam. It’s the first edition ever and it will be a variation of fashion shows, music performances, debate and movie and documentary screening for young black women. I love this, because the festival is using debate and movies to make subjects, such as skin color, culturesand self-acceptance easier to talk about. Also the celebration will connect the young women to grow in loving their heritage.

Like I mentioned, I will be there on behalf of ABINA and also to partake in this wonderful event. I will be hosting the fashion show and the two debates held on Saturday and Sunday. Music performances will be given by Dam Dutchess on Friday. The fashion show and debate about the position of black women in Amsterdam South-East will be held on Saturday and the debate about Natural hair and relaxed hair will be held on Sunday.

The SWAG festival will be held at the Bijlmerpark Theater in Amsterdam South-East at Anton de Komplein 240, 1102 DR Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

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All beautiful ladies, be there!

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