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June 2017

The Economics of the African Diaspora – Author Dr. Daina Ramey Berry

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Dr. Berry is an Associate Professor, Department of History in History & African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her book, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh, is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives - including from before birth to after death - in the American domestic slave trades. This event is part of the "Our Path Forward" series. This event is in partnership with the Office of Mayor E. Denise Simmons.

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July 2017

4th July Potluck / Barbecue by Senegalese in Boston

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Join SOMINC  ( Senegalese Organization of Massachusetts Inc.) for its annual BBQ Contact Sidiya 8572178037 or Cheikh Ka 8574179916 Location details - Walk to first parking spaces near the entrance of Zoo. http://sominc.org/

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The Rah Experience – Afro-Fusion City Drop Boston

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street - Studio 2
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Afrobeats Dance Boston was created to connect Boston to the Afrobeats world. We teach classes that focus on learning Afrobeats dance styles as we connect ourselves to the spirit of Africa, and the joy that comes from it. We have classes for beginners (all levels!) and an internal unit prepared for different events & performances inquiries! Our hope is to build community and communal fun in a way that is accessible to the people. Classes involve learning technical skills and fundamental movement.…

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Shatta Wale live in Worcester

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Hanover Theatre – Worcester, 2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA MA 01608 United States
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MarWus Productions and Big Shoes Promotions brings to you a live performance by Africa's Dancehall King at the Hanover theater in Worcester as part of his tour series in the USA. Grab your tickets at Anokyekrom African Restaurant, Hanover theater box office or online @ eventbrite COST: $40 - General Admission $80 - VIP

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Milk Street Sessions: Pierre Thiam

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
177 Milk Street, 177 Milk Street
Boston, 02109 United States
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Acclaimed chef, restaurant owner, and story teller, Pierre Thiam takes Christopher on a culinary journey through Senegal at our July Milk Street Session. After teaching Christopher the basics of Senagalise cooking, the two will answer your questions and talk together before we all enjoy tastes of Pierre's food. Pierre will be signing copies of "Senegal" (Lake Isle Press, 2015), available at the event from Brookline Booksmith and with advance ticket purchase. Use code "Africans in Boston"and get 10% discount code…

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Bastille Day 2017

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
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Bastille Day, presented by our friends at the French Cultural Center, returns to Marlborough Street for a celebration of Francophone cultures. The street party will fill the entire block with a stellar concert, dancing, festive food and drinks. Bastille Day, France's national holiday, commemorates the birth of French democracy. The line-up, programmed by World Music/CRASHarts, showcases two phenomenal Francophone acts: Ben l’Oncle Soul, a French singer with a unique retro style, and Daby Touré, who enraptures audiences with his ethereal…

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African Health Cup 2017

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cawley Stadium, 587 Douglas Road
Lowell, MA 01852
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The Multicultural AIDS Coalition (MAC) is a non-profit organization launched in 1989.  Its mission is to mobilize communities of color to end the HIV epidemic. Formed in 2000, AFIA is the first program in Massachusetts to specifically focus on HIV/AIDS in African immigrant and refugee communities.   The African Health Cup is an annual soccer tournament and one of the organization’s most successful social initiatives in recent years.  It is planned and organized under the AFIA program, in collaboration with…

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Miss Africa New England Pageant

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street - Wash burn Hall
Worcester, MA 01608 United States
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Miss Africa New England Self-Empowerment Pageant is a cavalcade with the objective to build ascendancy and humane works through beauty and culture; while promoting self love, empowerment & authenticity by way of showcasing the rich culture Africa has. This event is set to bring a high mark on the continent comparably to prior- as the organization went on hiatus and currently is bouncing back with the official revitalized 2017 Miss Africa USA.

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Uhuru Afrika / AfroBrazil celebration feat. DJ G (São Paolo)

July 22 @ 9:00 pm
Bella Luna & Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory Street - The Brewery Complex
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Uhuru Afrika returns with it's annual Afro Brazil celebration! We are excited to welcome from São Paolo Brazil, DJ G of Sambanismo, Wonderwheel and United Music Records. DJ G has been smashing the AfroHouse Charts recently with some of his powerful tunes including 'Samba Da Terra'. For this party, expect a musical journey full of explosive Samba drums, Berimbao laced tracks and songs of the Orixas mixed with the AfroHouse and Afrobeats jams you know and love. PLEASE come dressed…

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7th Annual Boston African Festival

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Greenway Conservancy, 70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, 02110 United States
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The 7th Annual Boston African Festival *Vendors* *Fashion Show* *African Food* *African Music* *Entertainment* *Networking* Come and explore the African continent's diverse music, drum call parade, African-style face painting, health & wellness, children & family pavilion and a day of Afro-fashion show through performances by local and internationally known African artists Greenway Park is located across from Rowes Wharf Hotel and 0.3 miles from the Aquarium T station on High Street. & Atlantic Ave. Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA…

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