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Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival, No. 27

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This year marks the 27th Anniversary of the Africa In April Cultural Awareness Festival, which is scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday (April 17-21).

The festival, which unfolds downtown at Robert R. Church Park (Fourth Street at Beale Street), will showcase the Republic of Senegal from an international perspective using a various mediums – education, economics, culture, fashions, arts/crafts, music, history and cuisines.

A host of African dignitaries and other celebrities are scheduled to attend.

Representatives from Memphis City Schools, Shelby County Schools, parochial schools, area colleges and universities, community organizations and other Institutions will participate.

Each day of the four-day Africa In April festival has different theme, with fun, festivities, and food on tap each day.

Here is the 2013 schedule:

Wednesday, April 17

Africa In April International Entrepreneur's Day

Africa In April International Business & Economic Trade Brunch – Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave; 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Africa In April African International Business & Economic Luncheon – Holiday Inn-University of Memphis; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Africa In April International Entrepreneur's Day (Vendor setup at Robert R. Church Park)

Thursday, April 18

Africa In April International Entrepreneur's Day

Vendor setup at Robert R. Church Park

Africa In April International Poster Unveiling and Commissioned Artist Reception (Location & time TBA)

Friday, April 19

Africa In April International Children and Senior's Day

(8:30 a.m.-midnight)

International Diversity Parade (Robert R. Church Park & Beale Street) – 10:30 a.m.-noon (10 a.m., parade line up)

Africa In April Cultural Awareness Festival, Inc. International Vendor's Market Place – 8 a.m.-midnight

Saturday, April 20

Africa In April International Health Wellness & Community Day

(8 a.m.-midnight)

Africa In April Cultural Awareness Festival, Inc. International Vendor's Market Place (8 a.m.-midnight)

Africa In April International Family Health Wellness & Community Day Seminars, Exhibitions, Demonstrations, & Referrals (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Africa In April International African Fashion Showcase (3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Africa In April International Blues Showcase Saturday (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 21 (9 a.m.- 6 p.m.)

Africa In April International Music Day – Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Reggae & World Sounds

Africa In April Cultural Awareness Festival, Inc. International Vendor's Market Place (8 a.m.- 6 p.m.)

"Africa In April International Gospel In The Park" (10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

Africa In April International Music Day Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Reggae & World Sounds (11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Cost

Friday, April 19, Children & Senior Citizen's Day

Free admission

Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21

$5 per person

Children 12 and under – free

For more information:

901-947-2133 (office)

901-947-2414 (fax)

www.africainapril.org