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The DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs’ (OAA) Third Annual DC Africa Festival is scheduled to take place on July 21, 2012 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Banneker Community Center in Washington DC. The festival celebrates the various cultures that help make Africa what it is–a place teeming with great talent and culture. It also highlights the contributions of the African community to Washington DC.
This year’s festival theme is “Building One City – Showcasing Africa’s History, Heritage and Interconnectedness.” It reflects Mayor Vincent Gray’s vision of building “One City” in which all residents thrive together.
Folks will be able to watch an eclectic lineup of modern and folkloric musical performances influenced by African musical traditions; indulge in African culture at the African Culture Hut; take their children to play games and make art and crafts at the Children’s Village; and learn more about African-inspired health and wellness through the Wellness Pavilion. If you love to try new foods there will be several foods from all over Africa. The Afropolitan Fashion show is sure to be a delight for the discerning haute couture eye with its traditional and contemporary designs.
There will also be an opportunity to avail yourself of access to government services at the Government & Community Resources Pavilion where federal, local and nonprofit agencies will share information and resources available to the District’s communities.
Overall this festival promises to provide refreshing, unique entertainment. To learn more about it, visit this site.