‘A Taste of Ghana’ Celebrates African Culture

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"A Taste of Ghana" "A Taste of Ghana"

Dozens got a dose of African culture in Charlottesville Thursday evening with 'A Taste of Ghana' held at Walker Middle School.

The event showcased a number of dishes from Ghana and was accompanied by a traditional play. The play, "Slaves without Shackles," was performed by Mount Zion First African Baptist Church Drama Ministry.

A Taste of Ghana kicked off Chihamba's 24th annual African-American Cultural Arts Festival in Charlottesville.  See the press release below for further details on the festival.

Chihamba/African-American Cultural Arts Festival

Chihamba's 24th Annual African-American Cultural Arts Festival events will be held in Charlottesville and Albemarle County July 25, 26 & 27, 2013.  It is Chihamba's mission to create events that celebrate the rich heritage of people of African ancestry and recognize their contributions to our community, the nation and the world.  Our theme continues to be "Uplifting Our Community and Embracing Our World".  We invite your participation to help strengthen and maintain community and world relationships.   

Participants and sponsors/supporters are offered the opportunity to receive maximum event visibility, unique marketing advantages and opportunities for community outreach.  You are encouraged to participate:   

  • Thursday, July 25th - "A Taste of Ghana", a pallet pleasing cultural experience featuring a play, Slaves without Shackles written by Caruso Brown and performed Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church Drama Ministry at Walker Middle School
  • Friday, July 26th - "Ladies Night", an evening for ladies only featuring fashions by Kenechi Fashions and Ador Modeling and Talent Agency, health updates, refreshments and fun at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center  
  • Saturday, July 27th "The 23rd Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival and Community Health Fair featuring live entertainment, vendors, free health screenings and exhibits in Booker T. Washington Park".  10:00am – 7:00pm 

The festival events are free and open to the public, thanks to our sponsors and supporters.  Please look for updates at our site: http://cvilleafricanamfest.wordpress.com/     Or contact Ruby Stradford Boston:  globalmresources@yahoo.com  - 434 825 0115.

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