Umoja Festival 2018
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Umoja Festival 2018

California's largest free outdoor African festival for Africans by Africans, come to the 6th Umoja Festival on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater then our suffering." ~ Ben Okri

Let us continue to celebrate us! To celebrate unity! To celebrate love!

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Story Writing Session for People of African Descent
5:45 PM17:45

Story Writing Session for People of African Descent


How do we communicate across languages forgotten, forced, or adopted?
How do we connect the dust here to the concrete there?

The answer lies in our stories.

Four hundred years in the making, “Bakanal de Afrique” is an Afro Urban Festival for, about and to the African Diaspora. Bakanal de Afrique aims to give roots to a Diaspora spread across the world, and provide a platform for Africans to tell our own stories, our way.

So tell us your story.

First, choose a Decade [past, future or present]
Second, pick a Place [region, country, neighborhood]
Then, share with us an image, a journal entry, a story, a song, a thought, or the memory of a conversation that lingers with you.

JOIN US for one a few in-person writing workshops in the Bay Area, or submit your story remotely
Upcoming Workshops

BdA 2018 Personal Story Writing for People of African Descent
MAY 25 | FRIDAY | 5:45-6:45PM
A free workshop geared towards people of African descent of all skill levels. Just come open and willing to participate! Presented as part of Africa Day-Bay Area celebration powered by Priority Africa Network ⟐ Afro Urban Society ⟐ The Umoja Festival ⟐ ⟐ Bisemi Foundation


-Bakanal de Afrique 2018 is a project of Afro Urban Society generously supported by in part by Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Dancers’ Group’s CA$H grant program, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, East Bay Fund for Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation, MAP Fund & Beloved Individuals.

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Africa Day at the OMCA
5:00 PM17:00

Africa Day at the OMCA


#AfricansRising #25May2018

Afro Urban Society + Priority Africa Network + Friday Nights at the Oakland Museum of California
Along with Africans Rising for justice, peace & dignity, join several Bay Area organizations to celebrate Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day), the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now known as the African Union) on May 25, 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world.

We are determined to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the Future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity

Featuring Priority Africa Network, Afro Urban Society, Gbedu Town Radio, Fua Dia Congo, Djayslim Martin & More

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Suya | BHM Special for the African Diaspora | 4th Saturdays
6:00 PM18:00

Suya | BHM Special for the African Diaspora | 4th Saturdays

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Every 4th Saturday! FREE! All-Ages. Food, music, dance workshop, special guests, and some!! Updates on SUYAOAKLAND

Join us this month for a special edition of Suya: Social for the Afro Diaspora as we celebrate Black Heritage Month Pan-African style. Featuring:

Dance with Lakiesha (Ndombolo), Chocolate Platinum (Soul Line), Kanukai (Afrobeats)
Gbedu Town Radio Community Lab w/ Guest Artists: K.E.V, Ajala
Live Art by Boze: Living the Art Life 22
Staneisha's (Suya Host) Birthday Celebration
Djayslim on the
Words by Nunu Kidane, Priority Africa Networkork
Black History Month Jeopardy by Kulture Freedom
Afro Urban Society Dance

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