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11th Annual Taste of Africa in Livermore 2023

Saturday, October 7


Cheza Nami Foundation Presents the 11th Annual Taste of Africa Festival: A Day of Cultural Celebration in Livermore, California

10:00am – 6:00pm
Shea Homes Plaza Lawn Area of the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

Get ready to embark on a journey of culture, diversity and celebration as Cheza Nami Foundation proudly presents the 11th annual Taste of Africa Festival in Livermore. Taste of Africa is a free outdoor festival celebrating the rich diversity and heritage of Africa and the Diaspora.

The festival welcomes you to explore the rich tapestry of African heritage and the Diaspora. With a vibrant lineup of musicians and dance performances by local African and African Diaspora artists, awe-inspiring art exhibits, tantalizing cultural cuisine, an African marketplace, a community art project and a Kidzone featuring a reading corner, arts and crafts, and interactive instrument exploration, this event promises an unforgettable experience for all ages.

New this year is the “Moving Together” program, on McLeod street right across from the Bankhead Theater, bringing master African & Diaspora Artists for dance and drumming workshops, all free to the community.

Event Agenda:

Shea Homes Plaza Lawn Area, Bankhead Theater, starting at 10:00am:

African Art, Cultural Food Vendors, African Marketplace, KidZone activities, and Moving Together Dance and Drumming Workshops, as well as an outdoor stage with live music programming. The main program will be followed by a night market starting at 6PM

McLeod Street between First and Second Street from 10AM-6PM:

Moving Together Drumming and Dance workshops – Come and explore dance and drumming with workshops facilitated by master teachers teaching movement from different cultures such as Mali, Senegal, Brazil, Kenya, Zimbabwe and many more. No experience necessary and open to all ages.

As Cheza Nami enters its 12th year of operation, we proudly reflect on the thousands of individuals who have been transported to Africa through our past events. Last year alone, we drew over 3000 attendees, and this year promises to be even more extraordinary. All proceeds and donations from the event will be directed toward supporting local Bay Area youth outreach programs, making this a celebration with a profound purpose

This event is made possible in part by grant funding from the California Arts Council, and the City of Livermore. Our event Sponsor is the Livermore Valley Arts.

Interested in joining hands with us? For more information about The Taste of Africa Festival, please visit www.chezanami.org or call 925-398-3827.

About Cheza Nami

Cheza Nami Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization (EIN # 27-4568585) that believes in a play based approach to cultural education. Cheza Nami is Swahili for “come play with me.” We encourage diversity awareness through African culture and use dance, play and movement to deliver a unique learning experience. We offer activities to community organizations, schools and corporations while addressing educational and social needs that help foster community building, global citizenship and personal enrichment. For more information about Cheza Nami, please visit www.chezanami.org or call us at 925.398.3827

Join us on October 7th, 2023, for a day filled with cultural immersion, artistic expression, and the joy of coming together as a community. Taste the flavors, hear the rhythms, and experience the magic of Africa at the 11th annual Taste of Africa Festival. Cheza Nami Foundation invites you to be a part of this unforgettable celebration. Come, play, and discover the world with us!

Contact: Catherine Ndungu-Case



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Livermore, CA United States
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