We are excited to be having our first ever party or parties as it is, celebrating the Month of African consciousness – or in Brazil- “Mês da Consciência Negra” or Black Month – Mês negro.
On November 20 this day is celebrated officially, and is alternatively called ‘Dia Nacional de Zumbi’- National Day of Zumbi.
#HISTORYTIP Zumbi (1655-1695) is a historic figure in Brazil, particularly for African-Brazilians. He gave his life in his fight and revolt against slavery. A real champ.
As you may know, besides Nigeria, Brazil is the second country with the most humans of African origin. Where better to also have our parties, right?
As we are immensely proud of our roots, we will be putting up four shows in November- each Saturday at Gamboa Nova Theatre, our principal partner for the project. Special thanks to our media support, TVE Bahia and Educadora FM.
To kick off this party entitled FESTA AFRIKAJUMP! Nigerian singer and composer Okwei Odili and her band AWETO will present shows in company of other invited artists, amazing musicians like Fabiana Rasta, Vivi Akwaba, Jôh Ras, Teekay Omoyele, Normando Mendes, Lalo Aleman, Bobo Tafari, Suyá Nascimento and more. We are so excited!!!
All shows start at 19HS PROMPT. COME if you are in Salvador.
We shall keep you posted!
Also don’t forget to check out our facebook, there are gems there too fam.