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Africa in April set to bring Mali to Memphis

What would the Republic of Mali in Africa look like from an international perspective?

What would the Republic of Mali in Africa look like from an international perspective?

That question will be answered during the 26th Anniversary of the Africa In April Cultural Awareness Festival.

The Festival, which kicked of Wednesday with an International Entrepreneur’s Day focus at the Memphis Marriott, runs through Sunday (April 22) on Beale Street and in Robert R. Church Park.

The showcase of Mali from an international perspective will involved using mediums – education, economics, culture, fashions, arts/crafts, music, history, and cuisines.

Participants will be from Memphis City Schools, Shelby County Schools, parochial schools, area colleges and universities, community organizations, and other institutions.

Africa in April schedule:


• Thursday, April 19 – International Vendor’s Marketplace Set-Up, Robert R. Church Park, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    
• Friday, April 20 – Children & Senior Citizens Day, Beale Street and Robert R. Church Park, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; International Diversity Parade, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
    
• Saturday, April 21 – Family Health/Wellness Community Day & Blues Showcase, Beale Street & Robert R. Church Park, 9 a.m. to midnight.
    
• Sunday, April 22 – International African American Music Day, Beale Street & Robert R. Church Park, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., jazz, gospel, reggae, spoken word, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

 

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