Celebrate Africa!

Celebrate Africa 2020

  • Date: September 25-27
  • Held virtually this year.
  • All Ages; FREE

Schedule of Events

Travel to the continent of Africa from the comfort of your couch, as the award-winning Celebrate Africa Festival goes virtual! Experience an Ethiopian azmari bet (performance venue), and Ghanian storytelling on the Anacostia River. Meet restauranteurs that feed not only their patrons but their communities. Vibe to bands playing traditional African instruments, and vocalists singing in languages such as Yoruba, Twi Fante, and French. This year’s Celebrate Africa Festival promises to deliver content that will delight, educate, and entertain.

  1. Friday, September 25
  2. Saturday, September 26
  3. Sunday, September 27

Schedule of Events for Day 1

Time Event Activity Description
6 pm African Dance Demo Dance Cultural dance exercise
6:30 pm Jollof, Etc. Food Obi Onuoha, owner of Jollof, Etcetera, a restaurant that
specializes in healthy Nigerian cuisine
7 pm Cheick Hamala Diabate Music Musician from Mali, West Africa, nominated for a Grammy
award for Best Traditional World Music Album