Go Africa Network Inc. is proud to present the
Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2016!
Date: July 16th, 2016
Location: 116th Street between 7th Ave. and 8th Ave, Harlem, New York City
In recognition and acknowledgment of the significant presence of African and African-centric merchants along the corridor of 116th street in Harlem, New York city, the Go Africa Network Inc. (a 501(C)(3) non-profit focusing on Development, Education and trade initiatives for Africa) in conjunction with in conjunction with Go Africa Health, LLC, Go Caribbean Inc, Go Africa News, LLC, Go Africa Capital Inc., ASG Global Trade Inc., & The African Union Expo, LLC. is hosting a 1 day street festival within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (8th Avenue) on 116 street on July 16th, 2016 between the hours of 10am – 7pm.
Check out Last year’s event at: https://youtu.be/abrslrXg1GE
Parameters and Scope
The Street Festival will provide cultural programing and performances while also promoting the local and regional merchants that have African centric goods and services with allotted space on 116th street from the curb in allotted parameters as prescribed by the City of New York for this event. Preference has been given to African Merchants for space during the event on a first come, first served basis. All merchants, vendors, and services entities would be required to be licensed and have valid permits by the applicable agencies in the City of New York for selling, promotion, solicitation, and delivery of their particular goods and services.
The merchants and vendors are categorized as follows:
- Dance, Music and African Art (2 main Pavilions)
- Food and Beverages
- Clothing and Apparel
- Health and Wellness Services (Medical, health, Mental, testing services)
- Financial services (Banking, insurance, etc.)
- City agency services (Immigration, housing, social services).
Event Location, Time, and Duration
The street festival will take within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) on 116 street on July 16th in the year 2016 between the hours of 10am – 7pm.
The Street festival is designed to promote socio-economic development, cultural awareness in the community and throughout the City of New York for the African and Caribbean local and diaspora communities, African-American, and the local community.
Music and related Festivities
The Street festival’s main arts pavilion will be hosted by the incomparable Sekouba Diakite, Senior Artistic Director, Go Africa Network Inc and his ensemble of Talented African Artists from throughout Africa and the U.S.
DJ Henri will be on the Go Africa Stage offering his unique flavor and variety to the festival.
The artists scheduled to be performing are:
- Mamah-t (traditional music madingo from Cote d’ivoire)
- Souleymane kourouma
- Coulibaly Alimata
- Ouzin Beureung Barigo
- Faya oulare
- Moussa Doumbia
- N’ Guessan Kouame Emmamuel
- DJ Henrieri For many years, DJ. Henri has been spinning an African and Caribbean groove at SOB’s, (le) poisson rouge, City Winery, Symphony Space, Sylvana’s, and other NYC clubs — opening for acts like Salif Keita, Ebenezer Obey, Femi Kuti, Antibalas, Diblo Dibala, Aster Aweke, Tinariwen, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Vieux Farka Toure, and Natacha Atlas. dj.henri’s radio station Radio Africa Online (http://radioafricaonline.com) is the longest-running station playing African and Caribbean music online. His hugely popular Radio Africa Online Mixes are also featured in the iTunes Store and elsewhere, generating 100 Terabytes of traffic annually.https://www.mixcloud.com/dj-henri2/mbaddest-mbalax/
Supporters & Sponsors
We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Street Festival 2016 to be supported by the following individuals groups and organizations:
- The Consulate General of Senegal
- Association Nationale Des Senegalais D Amerique Inc.
- The office of Manhattan Borough President
- Manhattan Community Board 10
- The Delegate General of Cote d’Ivoire
- Ambassador of Guinea, & the Consulate General Guinea
- The office of Bronx Borough President
- The Honorable Imam Souleimane Konate of Masjid Aqsa Mosque
- Honorable W. Franc Perry, Judge of Civil Court of the City of New York;
- New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat
- Manhattan Borough President’s immigrant task force
- The African Advisory Council of the Bronx Borough President
- The Honorable Professor Michael John Downie, Chairman, Arts & Culture Committee, Manhattan Community Board 10
- The Honorable Assemblyman Keith Wright – Assembly District 70
- Honorable Assemblyman Michael Blake – Assembly District 79
- Honorable Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner – Assembly District 77
- Halstead Property
Grand Marshall & Master of Ceremonies
We are proud and honored for the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2016 to announce the Following:
The Honorable Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer will be returning to serve as Grand Marshall for the Street Festival again this year.
Special Honorees from the Community
We are proud recognize and Honor the following individuals during the street Festival for their distinguished years of service to the African and African-American community throughout the years: TBA
Visit GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.
CONTACT: please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/
Click here to sign-up or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001
In addition, there will be visual opportunities for Media groups (Print, Radio, and TV). Please send any special media requests toMedia@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.