The African Irish Society of Wicklow (AISW) committee members have planned a fantastic line up of activities, that will entertain the whole family for the upcoming ‘Africa Day’ Event taking place on Saturday, 20th May 2023. Festivities will take place between 12-5pm at Burnaby Park, Greystones (opposite the train station).
The day will feature African music, dancing, interactive learning, comedy and a flagship exhibition of several African nations. Cakamu and KcITU will facilitate cultural programs through music, drumming, storytelling, and entertainment and workshops whilst DJ. Spaqz keeps you on your toes playing records from across Africa including some viral tunes you are bound to recognise.
The incredible Anitchie Band will be rocking the Balafon tunes as they perform their eclectic repertoire. The moving skirts and Zoryana will perform their mesmerizing fusion dance and the NoWahala Dance crew will have you learning African moves with a lovely TikTok dance tutorial. We have the hilarious Obaro Tiblaze, our MC for the day who will have you rolling around laughing with his humour and big smile as he runs throughout the days program. Join the energetic Medi as he does dancecise which will leave you energized and rejuvenated. The brave and strong Tanzanian acrobats who will be sure to wow you with their stunts.
Schools, organisations, councils and embassies have been invited to join us in celebration this great day. Africa Day, which will officially falls on Thursday 25th May, celebrates the richness of African cultures and the contribution of people of African descent to Irish life. Africa Day celebrations are organized by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs in partnership with African embassies in Ireland and local authorities aswell as non-government agencies around the country.
“We can’t wait to welcome you all to the family-friendly day celebration that is Africa Day, we have been delighted and honored to organize and facilitate Africa Day in Wicklow County for 5 years now.” the committee of the Africa Irish Society of Wicklow declares.” We anticipate a large turnout this year because of the event’s success the year before. We think that this event gave the county a chance to engage with, discover, and take advantage of all that the African continent and its people have to offer. We thank you everybody.”
If you would like to join in with festivities or get more involved with AISW, we would be delighted to hear from you. There are many ways to get in touch: