Newark, NJ (BlackNews.com) - The AFRIKA concert is the first of many concerts to create a buzz in the African and African-American community. The AFRIKA concert aims to educate, entertain and unite Africans and African-Americans in the Diaspora by exposing the richness of the African culture mainly through music, fashion and cultural performances.
AFRIKA will bring together Africa's best through a colorful and Africa inspired fashion show, musical performances by Africa's renowned music stars like award winning "9ice" from Nigeria and "Koleurz" based in the United States. There will also be cultural drumming and acrobatic performances from the Zamunda African Acrobats, Juxtapower South African dancers and Kulumele drumming and dancing ensemble from Philadelphia. The concert will be hosted by African movie star Van Vicker.
The AFRIKA concert was an idea that was brought to light by two young Ghanaian women named Veronica Amegatse and Dzifa Tamakloe who both emigrated from Ghana to the United States and are currently residing in Newark, New Jersey. Both ladies are recent graduates of Rutgers University, and they are determined to gradually change the negative image of Africa that is mostly shown on TV networks across the United States. "We strongly believe that there is a beauty to Africa that has not yet been revealed to the rest of the world," says the two young ladies.
The exposition of Africa will be done through organizing concerts that will exhibit the beautiful and rich history behind the clothes, music and dances of the continent. The premiere concert will be staged at the Newark Symphony Hall in Newark, New Jersey on Friday, July 3rd, 2009 from 7:30pm -10pm. It will be the beginning of a bond between Africans and African-Americans and other cultures who will attend the concert. It will allow people to realize the similarities and strengths that these communities share and together, build relationships that will foster proper growth and success in black communities and beyond.
For more information about the AFRIKA concert, visit www.fanafrik.com or get concert tickets from TicketMaster.com search word "AFRIKA" or call 862-596-4900 for more information.