Artist Profile: Chigbo will be performing live on the Artist Stage at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We welcome Chigbo who will be performing live on the artist stage on 7/16/2016.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

About Chigbo: 10708683_806939072660654_3040238351983849307_o

Chigbo is a Nigerian born singer/songwriter based in New York. chigbo (silent “g”) is a word from the Igbo language meaning “God resolves” or “God brings peace”. She has performed in the US, Nigeria, Ireland and the UK.

On ACRTV, she is the host of chigbo Sound an African music video countdown and Lovely Traditions, a talk show which explores the meaning and practice of love in different cultures.

on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/chigbo-342393829115183/

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Artist Profile: Ms. Gloria Isaiah will be performing live on the Artists stage at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are pleased to welcome the talented Ms. Gloria Isaiah at the upcoming Street Festival on 7/16/2016.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

About Ms. Gloria Isaiah: 13267899_1090773887632514_8826882901958769798_n

FaceBook: @GGisaiah 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GIGIsaiah @GIGIsaiah

Instagram: gigisaiah 

it all started out with invitation of the R&B and Jazz artist, songwriter, producer and composer Rogiers, that introduced her at the Blue Note’s, Late Night Grooves, series. .

Soon she began working with producer Tyrone Bradley as well as co-produce and songwrite. But it was bringing in the seasoned, Keith “the Captain” Gamble on Guitar, in the studio production ( Es Hacie and La Suma), that provided the key element that bridged both the Latin, Rock and R&B sound. The live performances began with the original members of Larry Preston on Drums, Roger Anderson on Keyboard and Keith “the Captain” Gamble on Guitar. Later adding Ronnie Roc on percussion and Jose Grey on Bass.1401207_610377152338859_924427737_o

However, The band has changed and grown with, Jibrail Nor on Drums, Andrea Green on Guitar, Kenji Tokunaga on Bass, Shanelle Jenkins on Trumpet and Dicter Zapata on Trombone. It has been over 2 years of trial by fire, but Gloria Isaiah and her band Hot Latin Soul have been rockin it out at several venues through out the city of new york. Worked with several different artist and have slowly, begun to find her way identity, sound and fans along the way.

Gloria has studied voice under the tutelage of the late, Ulysses Slaughter. Currently under the training of David Flight. 1399228_782961045080468_5425366961606230322_o

Visit http://www.gloriaisaiah.com/ for more information.

Chef Profile: Chef James Lupembe will be cooking it up live at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are pleased to announce that Chef James Lupembe  will be  one of the Chefs cooking up something special live at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street Festival on 7/16/2016 as part of the run up to African Restaurant Week 2016!

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

About Chef James Lupembe:

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Born in Iringa, Southern highlands of Tanzania, James and his younger brother were raised by a single mother. She was known for being very hardworking and creative as most African women are. She ran a small, local business known as, “mgahawa” in Swahili (which is like a home based restaurant) to meet their basic needs.

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James was scouted by a reputable tourist restaurant in Mafinga town in Iringa. After a year of work, he landed the opportunity to go for more culinary training in the big city of Dar es Salaam. From there, he eventually got hired by the embassy of Tanzania to the United Nations and moved to New York to work as the ambassador’s personal chef. During his 7years working for the ambassador, he got to meet and serve dignitaries from all over the world. After his service with the ambassador, he moved on to working in different restaurants in New York, in search to gain culinary experience in West Indies dishes, African American, Soul food and as well as European cuisine. His favorite African dish to make is the “dibi” or grilled lamb originally from West Africa. His favorite Tanzanian dish is chapati (flatbread) and beef or chicken stew. A fusion cuisine he 11906364_416624911865048_1215004881_nwould create would be baked Tilapia with tomato sauce, served with Ugali (a corn dish popular amongst Tanzanians and all over Africa).

Artist Profile: Sekouba Bolomba, Senior Artistic Director (Africa) will be leading the artist Stage at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We again welcome Mr.  Sekouba Bolomba, Senior Artistic Director (Africa), Go Africa Network Inc, as the lead performer and artist for the upcoming street festival on 7/16/2016.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

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Mr. Sekouba Bolomba is an Ivorian reggae musician. In the tradition of jamaican roots reggae from the 70s, Sekouba combines an eclectic mix of traditional West African rhythms known as Bolomba, using djembe drums and balafons. His potent lyrics, heavy ideas, and delicate voice are laced in his music in four different languages: English, French, Malinke and Bambara. He humbly has graced stages around the globe with generous performances, including Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, the United States of America and Canada.

After being enriched into the roots of the Bolomba style, the young Sekouba came alive with the West African sounds of the Mandinka. Sekouba’s desire to sing came naturally but it was never a reality without the musical influence of his brother, Ismael Isaac. Sekouba’s other musical influences include, Lucky Dube, Alpha Blondy, and Bob Marley. 243695_4250615666917_1978768217_o

Sekouba’s uplifting and heartening lyrics enliven audiences with spiritual liberation and African consciousness. His debut album “I’m So Glad” was self-produced in New York City and arranged by Oscar Ankou. Sekouba’s sophomore album in 2010 “Sejo” was co-produced by Sidney Mills, Grammy award-winning reggae artist and keyboard player for the legendary reggae band Steel Pulse. The album includes outstanding liberal tracks like “Mandela” featuring Bob Marley’s guitarist Junior Marvin from The Wailers. “Mandela” is a sharp and arousing tribute to former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, and has been well-received by international fans.

Sekouba and his band Bolumba Stylee have decorated the nation with groovy, soulful performances at venues and festivals such as Festival Nuits d’Afrique in Montreal, Canada; Abi Festival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Fête de la Musique in Mali; SummerStage in New York City, alongside Israeli artist Idan Raichel; NJPAC SummerStage; New Haven Music Festival; Brooklyn’s International African Arts Festival; S.O.B.’s; Shrine World Music Venue; and many more. Sekouba’s music is inspired by a conglomerate of modern day music, and the ancestral dialogue passed down to him as a descendant of a long line of griots. In one show, Sekouba’s listeners share in a universal experience. 12227056_10208321335974308_8777459754701423514_n

Sekouba is the youngest brother of Isaac Ismael, the lead singer in Ivory Coast’s best known musical group. He currently lives in New York City and is the Senior Artistic Director for the Go Africa Network 2016 (NYC).

 

Sekouba’s bio is in the May 2016 edition of L3 Magazine, North America.s #1 Urban-Caribbean online publication.

 

Sekouba’s next album ”Imagine” will be released in early 2017.

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Artist Profile: Arī Harmony will perform at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are honored to have Arī Harmony this year at the Street Festival on 7/16/2016.

Arī Harmony will be performing on the Artist stage.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

about the Artist Arī Harmony 12227612_521757784658044_5617799682785342455_n

From the south of Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, Ari has been recognized in her multi-talents. She began writing and rapping in the 4th grade, gradually moving to songs years later. In high school through college she began to self-study vocals in different genres such as R&B, Pop, Rock, Neo Soul, Hip-hop, Oldies, Rap, Jazz, and More. Looking to artist such as Whitney Huston, Lauryn Hill, Chaka Khan, Carrie Underwood, LL Cool J, Frank Sinatra, Tamia, Pink, Floetry, and more she is considered to be an all-around girl. Moving from Alabama to New York for her passion of music and vocals, she began making her way around musical streets. Singing with multiple bands, working on her 1st recording EP, performing in fashion shows, popular restaurants, community events, branding her image to making name for herself and being a songwriter as well in her daily life is just the surface. Being the grinder that she is, she also street performs exposing herself as much as she can to different crowds. She will be performing for the Harlem African Festival 2016 in July as well as Coney Island! Willing and eager to learn, she has a wonderful heart, a beautiful personality, and a great voice. Check out her website www.ariharmonymusic.com12190932_521757677991388_3110707058221622999_n

With great appreciation,

Arī Harmony

 

Website: www.ariharmonymusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ariharmonymusic

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ariharmonymusic

Instagram: @ariharmonymusic

YouTube: Arī HarmonyMusic

Tumblr: http://ariharmonymusic.tumblr.com/

MySpace: https://myspace.com/ariharmonymusic 1919119_573979356102553_7097189862614388703_n

Google+: Arī HarmonyMusic

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We would like to welcome the Organization for the Advancement of Nigeria to the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are pleased to welcome the Organization for the Advancement of Nigeria to the street festival. OAN would be in attendance to drive awareness of Nigeria and their  upcoming 56th Nigerian Independence Day Parade on 10/1/2016.  visit www.Oanweb.org for more information.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

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OAN’s goals are:

  • To promote, and advance the Cultural, Civic, Social, and Economic Welfare of Nigerians in United States of America.
  • Enhance the image of Nigerians in the U.S.A. Inculcate in our youth knowledge of Nigerian history, culture, customs, traditions, values and religion.
  • Encourage the economic growth, human rights and political empowerment of Nigerians in the United States of American and Nigeria.
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 By highlighting the positive contributions of the vast majority of Nigerians to the American society, OAN successfully convinced the American government and media, to be balanced in their approach of dealing with the Nigerian community. OAN’s first major accomplishment occurred in 1990, when it successfully stopped major banks from denying Nigerians, banking services because of their blanket stereotyping of Nigerian customers as potential fraudsters. Since its formation, OAN has consistently engaged in a vast array of work that impacts every aspect of our community, both in the United States and in Nigeria.
 The O.A.N is the most accomplished non-ethnic based Nigerian organization in the US, and in existence for over 20 years
 The Organization successfully lobbied the New York City Council to recognize Nigeria Independence Day at the City Council Chamber. It has also been chosen by Nigerians in Europe and Canada, as the most trusted conduit through which Nigerians in the Diaspora can channel donations to International relief efforts when needed.pic-1about

The O.A.N. formed the first Nigerian Council of Religious Leaders to foster unity and cooperation among religious organizations and initiated the formation of the Nigerian Lawyers Association in New York. And has sponsored free immigration and tax seminars and workshops for Nigerians and non Nigerians.

1991

Started the annual Nigerian Independence Day Parade in the United States of America, which has grown to be the biggest and largest celebration of Nigeria Independence Day, outside our homeland.

1992

Received its first PROCLAMATION from New York city Council.

1993

Successfully organized the largest Nigerian Demonstration and Rally in New York and Washington D.C. to protest the annulment of June 12, 1993 election results, the Niger Delta oil related — crisis and the unjust execution of Ken Saro Wiwa.

1996

Created the adult and youth sports program, including Soccer League, in which Nigerian clubs and organizations compete for the Nigerian unity Cup. This was designed to foster unity and interaction among Nigerian youth, through sports

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2003

Introduced the popular annual “Naija Youth Summer party” for Nigerian youth to network and foster unity.

2006

Established the Education and Career day for Nigerian Youth to obtain information from experts and professionals in various fields and to encourage exchange of academic information and networking.

2010

Formed the Nigerian Independence Day Committee, Inc. (NIDC), to foster collaboration with other Nigerian organizations for the planning of the annual Nigerian day celebration

2012

The only Nigerian organization that was a member of New York City 2012 Olympic Bid.

 

We would like to welcome the Tanima Dancers to the Artist stage at the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We would like to welcome the Tanima Dancers to the Artist stage at the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival on 7/16/2016

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 1506550_10203387977765639_3687952286485318140_n

Tanima Productions Organization, based in the Bronx, New York. The organization has been in establishment for over 30 plus years in teaching the youth and teens a  positive venture in the community. As a performing arts organization, our Tanima instructors are trained and educated in various styles of dance such as salsa on 2, ballet, modeling, street jazz, cultural dance and more. Since 1982, the mission of Tanima Organization is to maintain the youth in our community engaged in cultural activities and too occupy their time by staying off the streets. The Executive Director of Tanima, Ms. Nereida Medina, catapulted different artists careers such as Marc Anthony, Romeo Santos and La India, just to name a few. In continuing the strive for Tanima, the outcome is to create a successful future for the next generation and groom young ladies and men to exceptional adults. 11694770_10153143491589492_2563635074153033492_n

 

Sincerely;

Nereida Medina

Executive Director

www.tanimainc.com

http://www.facebook.com/TanimaProduction

www.instagram.com/tanimaprodinc

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We welcome Healthfirst® as a local supporter for the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival to be held on 7/16/2016

We are honored to welcome Healthfirst again this year to the Street Festival. This year HealthFirst has increased their level of participation and will be bring their van to offer additional services to Go Africa Harlem Attendees on 7/16/2016

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

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We welcome MoneyGram Africa as a key sponsor of the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street festival to be held on 7/16/2016

We welcome MoneyGram Africa as a key sponsor for this Year’s Street Festival on 7/16/2016

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

About MoneyGram  

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Chef Profile: Chef Lateefa will be cooking it up live at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are pleased to announce that Chef  Lateefa  will be  one of the Chefs cooking up something special live at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street Festival on 7/16/2016 as part of the run up to African Restaurant Week 2016!

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

About Chef Lateefa

LateesKitchen represents simplicity. Creating memories via taste with each bite. Nigerian Caterer. Not a restaurant 🙂 965875_1500851340217254_7551228550826473050_o

on FaceBook : https://www.facebook.com/LateesKitchen/?fref=ts or @LateesKitchen

on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lateeskitchen_/

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