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11.05.2021 Art & Culture

Africa’s 1st Social Audio Festival celebrates Africa Day across 3 continents

Africa’s 1st Social Audio Festival celebrates Africa Day across 3 continents
LISTEN MAY 11, 2021

Creatives From Across Africa & The Diaspora Take To Social Audio App Clubhouse To Host 12-Hours of Programming To Celebrate Africa Day & Amplify African Voices

May 10, 2021 -- AFRICA DAY FEST :: An Audio Experience Celebrating Africa will take place on Africa Day, Tuesday, May 25th via the Clubhouse app. Africa Day is the annual celebration of African independence and freedom.

It commemorates the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union) on May 25, 1963. AFRICA DAY FEST is 12-hours of conversations and immersive audio experiences featuring speakers and artists from across the continent and the Diaspora.

“The African Union exists as an organization and platform to amplify our voices as Africans and give us greater collective capacity. It also serves as an example of the power that lies in cooperation and collaboration. This same spirit of connecting across borders and collectively working towards a greater good exists within the Afrcan Community on Clubhouse.

...During the pandemic Africans on the app from across the continent and diaspora mobilized to support the #ENDSARS and #TigrayGenocide movements. From Venture Capital pitch sessions to staging an audio production of Fela On Broadway, Africans are leveraging Clubhouse to build community, amplify our voices and champion Africa’s prosperity.” - Ngozi Odita, AFRICA DAY FEST Organizer, Founder, AfricaNXT

AFRICA DAY FEST :: An Audio Experience Celebrating Africa is curated in collaboration with Clubhouse moderators who host some of the app’s most inspiring, insightful and entertaining Africa-focused “rooms.” Programming will include Fireside Chats, Panels, AMA’s (Ask Me Anything), Readings and performances. The day will end with a DJ session featuring DJs from across the continent and diaspora.

More details on the event can be found here: https://www.africanxt.com/

SCHEDULE SNAPSHOT

+ Technology’s Role In Advancing Africa’s Tourism Industry || Hosted By The Uganda House

+ African Podcasting & It’s Cultural Impact || Hosted By African Podcasters

+ Somalia Nation of Poets || Hosted By Somali Hour

+ Ghana’s Beyond The Return Initiative || Hosted By Voyajah - Beyond the Return

+ How To Elevate & Plate African Cuisine || Hosted by African Chefs In Diaspora

+ Pidgin Beer Parlour Radio || Hosted By Pidgin Beer Parlour

+ Making Agribusiness Sexy To Young People || Hosted by Agriculture in Africa

+ African Fashion: Influencing and Innovating The Future of The Fashion Industry || Hosted By African Fashion Foundation

+ Owning Our Narrative: Storytelling As A Vehicle For Social Change || Hosted by CamerConnect

+ Mixtape Interludes (pop up mini sets with different artists)

+ Shifting The Culture: Major Moments In East African Music History || Hosted by Via East Africa Club

+ ALL-AFRICA SoundKlash (Closing Event)

ABOUT THE ORGANIZER

AfricaNXT exists to create space both online and offline to celebrate African ingenuity and empower the creatives, entrepreneurs, organizers and all around remarkable individuals moving Africa forward. Through conversations, installations and immersive programming AfricaNXT encourages collaboration and solutions orientated discussions on how we can co-create a prosperous future for all Africans.

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