The 2009 Annual African Festival Takes Place Saturday, October 17 at ASU’s West Campus in Phoenix
The African Association of Arizona (AFASA) is pleased to announce its 2009 annual African Festival, which will take place at the Arizona State University’s West campus (47th Ave and Thunderbird Rd) on Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Press Release (PressBurner) Sep 25, 2009 - PHOENIX - The African Association of Arizona (AFASA) is pleased to announce its 2009 annual African Festival, which will take place at the Arizona State University’s West campus (47th Avenue and Thunderbird Road) on Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
The festival will include live performances by RastaFarmers (Reggae band), Sing Sing Rhythms (New York-based Senegalese dance troupe), Agalu (Nigerian talking drummer), and Kawambe Omowale African Drum & Dance Theatre (West African music and dance group). In addition, the festival will feature children’s games, vendors, a fashion show, and fun-filled educational activities. All activities will take place outdoors at the Delph Courtyard (Arizona State University’s West campus). AFASA cordially invites you, your family, and friends to a day of African music, dance, art, culture, and food!
The mission of AFASA , a 501(c) (3) organization that was founded in 1992, is to bring African people and friends of Africa in Arizona together to promote African awareness through educational and cultural activities. The organization is an invaluable educational resource about Africa in the state of Arizona. Since its inception in 1997, the African Festival has become the most elaborate annual community outreach event about Africa and the African people in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.
Admission and parking are free. The event is being sponsored, in part, by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and by Clippers Magazine. For more information about the festival, call (623) 247-4869, email afasa.<hidden email> at gmail.com or go to www.africanfestival09.org or http://www.afasa.org.