African Women Acting presents:
The 4th Annual edition of the AWA Festival 2019 | Tribute to Miriam Makeba
Saturday May 11th inside the
CSI Annex – Centre for Social Innovation Annex, located at
720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON from 2:00pm – 10:00pm.
Special guest artist, Zenzile Makeba Lee, granddaughter of the legendary Miriam Makeba will be in attendance.
This event showcases the best local and International African acts.
The festival features Mama Africa, the documentary about Miriam Makeba, workshops, dance, music, a concert, spoken word, vendors and more!
Another exciting feature of the festival is the AWA Icon awards. The AWA Icon Award encourages, promotes and supports the work and efforts of African women globally. At the festival,we will recognize women who are active in women’s empowerment initiatives in our communities both in Africa and globally. Awardees for 2019 Icon Award include, the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Bio for her outstanding social initiative projects for women in her country and Sayon Bamba, artist and cultural activist in Guinea Conakry. Other special guests are Marie Kourouma, Mme. Nantanin Sidibe’ (AWA Guinea) and more!
Performances by artists Zenzile Makeba Lee, Sonia Aimy, Fatoumata Kouyate, Faith Amour, Lamoi Simmonds, Arsene Duevi, Meseko, Mariana Balde, Dr. Kokofele and Rama Club.
The musical score will be provided by DJ Moussa.
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About Miriam Makeba:
Zenzile Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil-rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa.
ABOUT AFRICAN WOMEN ACTING – AWA African Women Acting (AWA) is a not-for-profit organization geared towards empowering, preserving and promoting Women issues & the heritage of African culture through African arts and Female artistes or artistes with African expressions. The organization works to increase public understanding and appreciation of African traditional and contemporary arts through professional female artistic production i.e. music, theatre, dance, visual-arts and the AWA Festival. The priority and focus are African female artists however, collaborating with male counterparts and diverse ethnic groups are also of great importance.
For more information, participation, partnership or inquiries please email: Sonia Aimy Executive & Artistic Director African Women Acting – AWA 585 Dundas St E Toronto ON M5A 2B7 firstname.lastname@example.org