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Africa Connect: Celebrate the Arts and Cultures of Africa

June 10, 2011

In celebration of the United Nations International Year for People of African Descent, join Mayor Stephen Mandel at Africa Connect.

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011
Time: 11am - 4pm – Free Events
Music, Marketplace, Entertainment, Learning Sessions

5 - 6:15pm – Cash bar and networking
6:15pm – Gala Dinner
8:30pm – Dance featuring African Guitar Summit with special guest Jampara

Location:  Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall D
7515-118 Avenue NW

Free afternoon events offer the chance to discover, experience, and learn about the vibrant cultures among local African communities. Shop in the marketplace of over 100 exhibitors. Be inspired by local African talent – musicians, dancers, artists, and poets. Take in learning sessions on topics related to local African cultures and communities.

Top off the afternoon with a gala dinner. Then dance the night away to the breezy vibes of Juno award winners African Guitar Summit, with special guest Jampara.

Tickets: $30 gala dinner and dance available at Tix on the Square 780-420-1757 www.tixonthesquare.ca (service charges apply) and at local businesses.

$20 dance – available at the door only

For more information, visit our Facebook page Africa Connect Edmonton.

 

For more information:

Ewar Jalal

Community Services

Title Multicultural Liaison Officer
Telephone

780-442-6854

Monica Walker

Community Services

Title Communications Officer
Telephone

780-944-0433

Email monica.walker@edmonton.ca