UMOJA: African Festival + SuRu Soccer Tournament

"The strange thing about Africa is how our past, present and future come together..." " "The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. "
~ Ben Okri

We invite you to come and celebrate the African cultures

through Music, Food, Family, Joy, Laughter and LOVE. If you were there to enjoy last year's day in the sun, then you are in store for even more excitement.

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Master of Ceremonies:
Jennifer Johns

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
Addis Gold Band
Jah'Mila
Samba Guisse
Piwai WekuHarare
Nu Dekades
Tsedal Tsedi Tesfahun

ON THE 1s and 2s:
Emanne DjEmancipacion
Nina Sol
Mena Abebe
Djayslim Martin
Dj Mpenzi
Aebl Dee
Xander Xander Asama-mle
K-LA-V Makayla Davis


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DANCE PERFORMANCES BY:
Samba Funk! Funkquarians!
شبّال- Shabbal
Iron Lotus

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SuRu Clothing will be hosting Oakland's Inter-African soccer tournament. SuRu's mission is to promote multiculturalism and diversity through fashion.
Visit http://www.suruclothing.com

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Youth Soccer Clinic hosted by MY YUTE (www.myyutesoccer.org/)
Bring your children ages 8 - 12 dressed and ready to play some soccer.

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Local Artisan Vendors

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UMOJA is the Swahili word for "Unity". The purpose for this event is in an effort to continue to connect, revive, educate, and unify - while celebrating our collective cultures.

“I want to present myself as an African. I want you to look at me as something new… because 99.9% of the information you get about Africa is wrong.” ~ Fela Kuti, The Movie

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~ Harriet Tubman

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This would not have been possible without our Sponsors!
YBCA
Akonadi Foundation
Alameda County Public Health Department
City of Oakland Cultural Arts and Marketing Department
Bissap Baobab
Au Oakland
Clear Channel
SURU
My Yute Soccer
Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation
Cheza Nami
Zikister
Matatu Film Festival
Nneka By Penelope Adibe

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1098 E 12th St, 94607
Oakland
13 August , Saturday 10:00

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