Artist Profile: Sekouba Bolomba, Senior Artistic Director (Africa) will be leading the artist Stages at the Go Africa Carnival 2019 on 7/13/2019

We again welcome Mr.  Sekouba Bolomba, Senior Artistic Director (Africa), Go Africa Network Inc, as the lead performer and artist for the upcoming Carnival on 7/13/2019

The Go Africa Carnival 2019 will take place on  7/13/2019
from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.
self-register via @Eventbrite

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.
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.
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.


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We are proud to announce the support of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Support for the Go Africa 2018 SF (Carnival) on 7/14/2018

We are proud again to have received New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Support for the Street festival on 7/14/2018.  10897904_899840180047196_1632272917985910354_n
The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018
from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.
please self-register via Eventbrite
or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 more information can be found at
July 14, 2018
Dear Friends:
It is a pleasure to send greetings to everyone gathered for the third annual Go Africa Harlem Street Festival, celebrating the history, legacy, and significance of African culture throughout the vibrant Harlem community.
This event provides many reasons to take pride in everything that Harlem represents – its people, businesses, institutions, and cultural resources. As a one block area of 116th Street comes alive with the sights, sounds, and tastes of a classic street festival, all residents look forward to
the opportunity to experience the best of your community in a display of goods and services by local merchants, inspired by the African culture that is a foundation of Harlem life.
Further highlighted by the presentation of traditional African dance, music, and art, this street festival will help make local life an even richer blend of cultural and social activities, along with economic opportunities.  The welcoming presence of many dignitaries, sponsors, and supporters invites the whole community to come together in spirit and shared pride.  I applaud
Go Africa Network Inc. for once again bringing this event into the heart of Harlem, adding positively to the dynamics of summer life for its people.
Warmest regards and best wishes for a successful and grand street festival.


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The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018
from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.
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The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018
from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.
please self-register via Eventbrite
or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001more information can be found at
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The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018
from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please self-register via Eventbrite
or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001more information can be found at
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We are honored to have the support of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio & the Office of The Mayor for the Go Africa 2018 SF (Carnival) on 7/14/2018

We are honored again to have the support of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio & the Office of the Mayor of NYC again for our upcoming Street Festival on 7/14/2018!
The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018
from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.
please self-register via Eventbrite
or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 more information can be found at
About Mayor Bill de Blasio 
As New York City’s 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio is committed to fighting the income inequality that has created a ‘Tale of Two Cities’ across the five boroughs. Mayor de Blasio believes all New Yorkers deserve a chance to succeed in the greatest city on earth. That means every child gets a quality education, every community is safe, and every New Yorker has an affordable place to call home.
The 109th Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, came into office in 2014 determined to ensure that this city remains a place for everyone.
Since assuming office in 2014, the de Blasio administration has developed and executed transformative initiatives including Pre-K for All; Paid Sick Leave; neighborhood policing; IDNYC; and Housing New York, the largest, most ambitious affordable housing plan in the nation.
As the Mayor’s second term begins, crime is at historic lows and police and communities are coming together. Student test scores are up citywide and the graduation rate has never been higher. A five-borough economy has emerged, with a record number of jobs. New York is building or preserving affordable apartments at a pace not seen in decades and the city is ahead of its commitment to cut greenhouse emissions 80 percent by 2050.
But there is much more to do and Mayor de Blasio has pledged to work tirelessly to make this the fairest big city in America. This includes deepening neighborhood policing and further reducing crime; adding 3-K to our school system; increasing the original affordable housing goals by 100,000 apartments; and creating 100,000 good-paying jobs.
Mayor de Blasio will also continue to be an outspoken progressive voice on issues that touch the lives of his fellow New Yorkers, including: income inequality, early childhood education, immigration reform, infrastructure, and voting rights. These issues of basic fairness for every New Yorker have animated Mayor de Blasio’s life and career across three decades of activism and public service.
Bill de Blasio was born on May 8, 1961 in Manhattan and raised in Cambridge, MA. He is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He began his career in public service in 1989 as part of David N. Dinkins’ successful and historic mayoral campaign and worked in the Dinkins Administration.
Over the next decade, Mr. de Blasio served as regional director at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; as a school board member for Brooklyn School District 15; and as head of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s historic campaign in 2000 for the U.S. Senate.
In 2002, Mr. de Blasio joined the New York City Council, representing Brooklyn’s 39th district. During his two terms, Mr. de Blasio fought to improve public education, expand affordable housing, protect tenants’ rights, and reform social services for families and children. Elected Public Advocate in 2009, he pursued fairness for tenants, taxpayers, and students.
Mr. de Blasio has been happily married to Chirlane McCray, the First Lady of New York City, since 1994. They are the proud parents of Chiara and Dante.

Visit Speak Up USA @ the Go Africa SF 2018 (Carnival) on 7/14/2018

Visit Speak Up USA an experience their language training offerings at the upcoming SF on 7/14/2018
The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.
please self-register via Eventbrite
or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 more information can be found at

Speak Up USA is a state-of-the-art English language center in the heart of New York City. Designed to fit your specific needs, our cutting-edge curriculum was developed with you in mind. With 70+ schools worldwide, our school prides itself on extra small class sizes, personalized attention for every student, and unmatched flexibility with schedules that you create each week.
Stop wasting time and money on classes that you can’t attend! Stop by our brand new location in Upper Manhattan and let us show you how learning English can take your career to the next level.
Call 917-473-1059 or visit Oscar and the rest of the Speak Up USA team at 1970 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd for a free, no-stress consultation.

Our methodology is designed to offer flexibility, personalized classes, and an innovative multimedia platform that allows you to sharpen your English skills anytime and anywhere.
Combining interactive classroom time with our online training and activities has empowered students from all over the world to learn English faster than they ever believed possible.
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Visit Da Spot NYC @ the Go Africa SF 2018 (Carnival) on 7/14/2018

We welcome Da Spot NYC  to the Go Africa Carnival 2018!
The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018
from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.
please self-register via Eventbrite
or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 for more information can be found at
Established in April 2017 and located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, Da Spot NYC is a trendy boutique featuring unique apparel and accessories. When DA SPOT NYC first opened its doors on May 21st, 2017, it encompassed only three independent brands in addition to those of its creators. DA SPOT NYC has since doubled its space, and now houses over 25 local and independent designers. Most notably, DA SPOT NYC is a platform for creatives and it hosts monthly events at the Shops in collaboration with C.A.N.V.A.S RAW Art Gallery. Each event features a designer and an artist allowing for more visibility, networking and shared creativity.
In 2018, DA SPOT NYC will begin hosting group workshops for creatives and entrepreneurs looking to grow their brands. DA SPOT NYC is more than just a boutique, it is a “platform for creativity”.
Shop DOPE apparel, trendy accessories, natural body care & home goods by local & independent urban fashion brands. We love good vibes, hustle and grind, empowerment, inspirational quotes, conscious hip-hop and ratchet music. More than a clothing boutique. It’s “a collection of creativity”. We do it for the culture!


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Call (347) 903-6729

Dr. Bob Lee from WBLS will be the MC for the Go Africa Stage on 7/14/2018

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bob Lee will be serving as the Master of Ceremonies  for the Go Africa Stage at the SF on 7/14/2018
The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018
from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.
please self-register via Eventbrite
or email or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001more information can be found at
About Dr. Bob Lee
In addition to his on-air roles, Lee also is the Community Affairs Director for WBLS. As part of his community-based work, Lee has developed strong ties to many local and national politicians and public figures, including President Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor David Dinkins, and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión. Lee also currently hosts the weekly live television program “Open,” which broadcasts on BronxNet, a cable television station serving the Bronx and upper Manhattan. The program features news and topics affecting the Bronx community and also treats viewers to new and established musical guests.
Lee also appears frequently in the Harlem community as the host of live music and other events, such as Harlem Summer Stage and classic soul programs at the Apollo Theater featuring Regina Belle and Jeffrey Osborne. In addition, his strong ties to the community are reflected in his many charitable endeavors. Among other activities, Lee is a founder and board member of the Make The Grade Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides mentoring and aid to school children. Lee also helps college students interested in radio careers by serving as a mentor for “Table for Two,” a weekly music program which broadcasts from WLIU 88.1 FM radio in Brooklyn and which is staffed by interns from Long Island University. Finally, he is also involved in corporate speaking and promotional work for businesses with an interest in the welfare of the community.