Spend an Afternoon in Africa at Lowell’s Annual African Festival: Saturday, June 26th (11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

June 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm Leave a comment

The annual African Festival entitled “A Taste of Africa” has been attracting crowds of Africans and non-Africans alike to Lowell since the year 2000. This event is put on by the African Cultural Association (ACA), a local  cultural support oragaization for African residents from the Merrimack Valley and the Boston area. It is designed, in part, to foster strong cultural ties between the local African and African-American communities. While these two groups obviously share a common heritage, each has also developed its own distinct cultural identity along with many valuable cultural attributes to be shared with its ethnic counter-part. Festival attendees will enjoy traditional and contemporary native arts and crafts, music, dance, and cuisine. At the time of this posting, scheduled to perform will be: Akwaaba Ensemble (West African drumming and dance), Art of Black Dance and Music (folk and modern performing arts accompanied by audience participation), Atlas Soul (world fusion music with a heavy influence of North African funk), and Boubacar Diabate & SambaLolo (folk and modern Malian music,  with reggae, blues, and jazz mixed in). This roster may be expanded, so why not join the mailing list so you can receive festival updates. You can also visit the event web site to view reviews and photos from previous years, or if you wish to make a donation to “further the cause”. All in all, this looks to be a great day of outdoor enjoyment filled with delightful African spirit.

 
 

Akwaaba Ensemble

 
 
Event Details

 

When: Saturday, June 26th (11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Where: Sampas Pavillon (Lowell)

Admission: Free of charge

More Info: 978-327-8541 OR info@africanfestivallowell.org OR African Cultural Association, Inc., PO Box 264, Lowell, MA 01853     

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