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Diaspora Showcase Africa

Phone: (520) 729-7771

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Time: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


The inspiration of Africa, in the world of fashion will take a bold leap, at the 15th Annual Diaspora Showcase Africa. Presenting the collections of London based multi-award winning fashion designer Kwame Koranteng from Ghana, VOGUE and ELLE featured VanElse brand by Else Hardjopawiro based in The Netherlands from Suriname, the amazing Africa Collection of Maria K  Adeeko from Nigeria, garment construction by Mafi from Ethiopia, Headwrap stylist Segun Gele from Nigeria, Pela from Trinidad and Dorcas Muzumara with her Mykuwaha brand from Zambia. Attendees will be treated to a delicious cuisine from Africa and the diaspora. Music performances include acoustic interpretations of the South African singer, Miriam Makeba's songs by Elton John's legendary guitarist Caleb Quaye, Kora string instrumentalist, Arouna Diarra and Master Percusionist Yacouba Traore, alongside guest artists, reggae sensational vocalist Lukie D, and Gia Scott-Heron, daughter of Gil Scott-Heron.  Event venue:  Dunbar Center, 325 West 2nd Street.