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2004 EVENTS: MAY 04  |  JUNE 04  JULY 04   AUG 04  |  SEPT 04  OCT 04  |  NOV 04  DEC 04 


Afropop Worldwide - Dedicated to African music and the music of the African Diaspora


 

AUGUST 2004

 

Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

Moorland-Spingarn Research Center

Northampton Plantation Slave Quarters

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Sundays, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

AFRICA MEETS AFRICA (AMA). WPFW 89.3 FM - Pacifica Radio, Washington, DC. A new progressive weekly radio magazine showcasing the continent of Africa and the Diaspora. For more information: http://www.wpfw.org/ or call 202.588.0999 ext 360 or fax 202.588.056 or email: africameetsafrica@myway.com. Listen via webstream from anywhere in the world: http://www.wpfw.org/listenonair.html.


May 28 to September 05

Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees (Film, 2002). Maryland Science Center. 601 Light St., Baltimore, MD. Follow Goodall through more than 40 years of research into the world of wild chimpanzees at Gombe Park on Lake Tanganyika in Africa. Information: 202-633-4629, 410-685-5225.


Sundays: August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. 3:15 PM

Griot Cinema Sunday showcases. Blackfilmmakers.net at The City Museum, 801 K Street, NW, at Mt. Vernon Square, Washington, DC (Next to the new Convention Center--Mt. Vernon Square or Gallery Place (green/yellow line)


Thursday, August 5

Kleenkut World & African Beats. Izora Restaurant and Nite Club. Enjoy the wonderful sounds of Kleen Kut, including world beats, African, reggae, and calypso music.


Friday, August 6. 7 PM to 9 PM

afrikafé International First Friday. Featuring: ERIC AGNERO (Ivory Coast), Photographer. Bossa Bistro & Lounge (Adams Morgan), 2463 18th St. NW, Washington, DC. events@afrikafe.com. No need to RSVP.


Friday, August 13. 5:00 PM

The "AIDS Awareness" Fundraiser Benefit, hosted by Sky World Productions featuring The AIDS Pandemic Documentary. Embassy of Ethiopia, 3506 International Drive, NW, Washington, DC 20008. AIDS Pandemic Documentary supported by Africare, National Minority AIDS Council, and HIV/AIDS Volunteer Enrichment Network.

For tickets & donations contact: Sky World Productions @ 301.422.2722, Alicia

Hines @ 301.379.4903/ alicia@aidspandemic.com. All information on tickets & donations can be viewed/ purchased online at http://www.aidspandemic.com/. For more information visit: http://www.transafricaforum.org/communityevents.html.


Saturday, August 14.

International Club Nite - Izora Restaurant & Nite Club. Izora Restaurant & Nite Club, 1114 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Featuring R&B, Hip Hop, Ndombolo, Salsa, Zouk, Funana, Mbalax, Makossa, Mapouka, Kompa and more.


August 14-15

Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Route 178, Crownsville, MD. The festival celebrates African American heritage and the history of the family as depicted in Alex Haley's "Roots."


Wednesday, August 18. 7:00 PM

Keepers of Memory. By Eric Kabera. Visions Cinema, 1927 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Phone:202.667.0090. Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line). Admission fee: $9.00. For more information visit: http://www.transafricaforum.org/calendarmain.html


Friday, August 20. 7pm

Izora Restaurant & Nite Club is proud to present….ONYEKA ONWENU. Live and Direct From Nigeria. The "Endless Love" Tour. Izora Restaurant & Nite Club, 1114 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. $20 in advance, $25 @ door. Early arrival is strongly suggested. Proper dress attire required. For more information call: Izora Management @ 301-495-2960. www.izora.net


Saturday, August 21.

International Club Nite - Izora Restaurant & Nite Club. Izora Restaurant & Nite Club, 1114 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Spinning Zouk, Funana, Ndombolo, Salsa, Mbalax, Mapoouka, Makossa, R&B, Hip Hop. Free Parking and Party till 3 AM!!


Sunday, August 22 & 29. 3:15 PM

Tasuma (The Fighter), by Daniel Kollo Sanou (Burkina Faso, in French with English subtitles, Comedy, 90 minutes, 2003). Griot Cinema Sunday showcases of Blackfilmmakers.net at The City Museum, 801 K Street, NW, at Mt. Vernon Square, Washington, DC (Next to the new Convention Center--Mt. Vernon Square or Gallery Place (green/yellow line). Set in contemporary Burkina Faso.


Sunday, August 22. 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

AFRICA MEETS AFRICA (AMA). WPFW 89.3 FM - Pacifica Radio, Washington, DC. A new progressive weekly radio magazine showcasing the continent of Africa and the Diaspora. For more information: http://www.wpfw.org/ or call 202.588.0999 ext 360 or fax 202.588.056 or email: africameetsafrica@myway.com. Listen via webstream from anywhere in the world: http://www.wpfw.org/listenonair.html.


Sunday, August 22. 9:00 PM
1st African Reunion After Party - Izora Restaurant & Nite Club
. Izora Restaurant & Nite Club, 1114 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The After Party is at Izora....continue the recognition of the achievements of African performing artists by celebrating at Izora.


Tuesday, August 24. 6:30PM-9:30PM

Give 'N Take Network Monthly Networking Event. JoJo's Restaurant, 1518 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. Give 'N Take is a unique barter-exchange network which just recently launched a DC chapter. The organization brings women together to create opportunities by providing a support system for start-up companies, entrepreneurs, and professional people wanting to learn more and advance in their fields, or those seeking personal advancement. Give 'N Take started its monthly networking events in New York and has now branched out to New Jersey and DC. The first DC event was in June and was a great success! We are anticipating an even greater turnout for the August event. Cover: FREE for members, Only $7 for non- members. Contact: Cicely Sharpe at 202-363-7029. Learn more or become a member at: http://www.giventakenetwork.org/membershipmain.html


August 25 – September 26. Pay-What-You-Can-Preview. August 24 at 7:30pm

Venus. By Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832. 301.924.3400. Lured by hucksters from her South African home, 20-year old Saartje Baartman embarks on an exhibition tour through London. The exhibition? Herself. With the promise of riches dancing in her eyes, Baartman becomes the "Venus Hottentot," a freak in a circus sideshow. Profound and deeply moving, Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks' searing look at exploitation is surprisingly funny with the style and wit of a classic vaudeville show.


Friday, 27 August. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Young African Professionals Network - Networking Event. Cada Vez, 1438 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Hear two speakers share their experience, perspectives and ideas on fascinating topics: Learn from Mr. Karim Morsli, CEO of Rising Data Solutions, what it took to start and turn a business in Accra, Ghana into an internationally recognized outsourcing call-center called Rising Data Solutions. Listen to a radio personality, Ms. Angelique Shofar, who in addition to running a radio show has developed a health and spirit wellness program based on natural living. Please RSVP.


Saturday, August 28.

International Saturdays. Spinning Zouk, Funana, Ndombolo, Salsa, Mbalax, Mapoouka, Makossa, R&B, Hip Hop. Izora Restaurant & Nite Club, 1114 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Free Parking and Party till 3 AM.


Sunday, August 29. 3:15 PM

Tasuma (The Fighter), by Daniel Kollo Sanou (Burkina Faso, in French with English subtitles, Comedy, 90 minutes, 2003). Griot Cinema Sunday showcases of Blackfilmmakers.net at The City Museum, 801 K Street, NW, at Mt. Vernon Square, Washington, DC (Next to the new Convention Center--Mt. Vernon Square or Gallery Place (green/yellow line). Set in contemporary Burkina Faso.


Sunday, August 29. 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

AFRICA MEETS AFRICA (AMA). WPFW 89.3 FM - Pacifica Radio, Washington, DC. A new progressive weekly radio magazine showcasing the continent of Africa and the Diaspora. For more information: http://www.wpfw.org/ or call 202.588.0999 ext 360 or fax 202.588.056 or email: africameetsafrica@myway.com. Listen via webstream from anywhere in the world: http://www.wpfw.org/listenonair.html.

 


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