Chef Profile: Chef Clemon Zobo Will be cooking it up @ The Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We welcome Chef Clemon Zobo via NY African Restaurant Week to the 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 Clemon Zobo:Chef-Clemon-Zobo
As a man growing in a house full of women in Africa (Côte d’Ivoire) cooking or being a chef was not on the radar – it took me over 8000 miles of travel and landing here in the USA to know that this was actually my calling – it is my passion. I feel blessed, there was no better place for me to have followed my passion than in NYC which has given me exposure to a variety of cuisines – I have over the years developed a unique style of cooking and an eye for cooking that brings to focus many different cuisines from French, Asian, Italian and more. chicken-yassa
I started as a dishwasher in one of the most prestigious restaurants in new York –  I saw some of the best chefs in the world at work. Then I told myself, the light came on in my head and I said this is what i want to do. I got my opportunity as a prep cook and started learning the technics of cooking – expand on this. I worked my way up and learnt various techniques of cooking. after many years of apprenticeship i got a chance to work with marcus samuelson for over 4 years. I learnt a very different technique of cooking while working with marcus samuelsson – I still use some of those techniques till now.
 
I now specialize in authentic Africa cuisine and fusion cuisine. I believe the African cusinie has not been properly represented and presented  – my mission is help make african cuisine one of the most appreciated in the world. when I am away from the kitchen I to spend time with my two lovely kids.
http://beuevents.com/
 

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Media Profile: Charlene "Charlie" Cooper (WXFR, Fox News) will be a co-host at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are honored to have Charlene (“Charlie”) Cooper from WXFR, Fox News as a co-host for the upcoming Go Africa Harlem 2016 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. Charlene (“Charlie”) Cooper: 12109944_995590883815981_5883599228321558974_o
Stories have always been what brought things together for Charlene (“Charlie” for short). Born in Liberia and having to flee due to civil war, as a child she relied heavily on the stories and pictures her family shared with her to learn about the world they had left behind. She grew up in Providence, R.I., where she loved writing, listening to people’s narratives, and sharing their stories. She’s drawn to stories about social injustice, crime, and human interest, but with an entertainment journalism background, she also very much enjoys that as well. 12095117_995589707149432_2844932969935143495_o
She has worked as a D.C. correspondent for WATN Local 24 News, as a freelance writer for ESSENCE Magazine in New York City, and as an intern at WPRI Fox 12 in Rhode Island, among other things. Charlie has a master’s in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Go Orange! Before that, she earned a bachelor’s degree in both English and public health. A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Charlie has always been a leader and has a love for serving the community. 12219361_10207738422641210_4406679757395975546_n
When she’s not working, Charlie enjoys catching up with loved ones, trying unfamiliar foods, dancing, keeping fit, and seeing the world. She’s really excited to call Roanoke her new home!
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To contact Charlene, please send an email to ccooper@virginiafirst.com.
Facebook Fan Page:
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Instagram: @_AccordingToCharlie
 
Twitter: @_AccordingToCha
 
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlenecooper1
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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.
https://www.facebook.com/lupembe.james
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
iTunes music: Click HERE 12235104_521757781324711_1997032121868810056_n

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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downloadfile-59- Dennie Beach

CEO & President, ASG Global Trade Inc. and Go Africa Network Inc. (Non-profit)
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Dr. Dennie M. Beach has with over 22 years of experience in data warehousing, Cloud computing, Storage, Big Data, BI and analytics with Dell, IBM and Microsoft. Previously, Dr. Beach spent 2 ½ years with the Teradata Corporation as an Account executive handling large Insurance and Healthcare organizations in the New York Metro area. From 2000 – 2006, Dr. Beach was the Global Services Manager at Microsoft responsible for Citigroup globally. From 1997 – 2000, Dr. Beach was a Partner Program Manager at Microsoft responsible for the mutual success of Accenture, KPMG, HP and Dell for software development and product integration initiatives.
Dr. Beach completed his Ph.D. in Public Policy with a specialization in International non-governmental organizations (NGOS) from Walden University in 2010. Dr. Beach also holds a Masters in Technology from New York University, Polytechnic Institute, MBA from Walden University and a B.A. in Economics from Northeastern Illinois University.
In his free time, Dr. Beach serves a board chairperson and board member for various International non-profit organizations. Dr. Beach also enjoys yachting, chess, reading, and exercising.