US- Africa Synergy will host the Second Annual African Cultural Evening on Saturday March 1, 2014. The African Cultural Evening (ACE) is a prestigious event to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the African culture in one of the most diverse cities in the world -New York. The African Cultural Evening will be held at the Kaye Playhouse of Hunter College located on 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065 from 6:00 to 11:00 PM.
Rich in rhythm, robust in song, diversified in color, the African Cultural Evening will feature unique traditional masks from the Cameroon (Central Africa), various African contemporary dances from the Gambia and Togo (West Africa) and outstanding instrumentalists and musicians from Senegal and Congo. In addition, event participants will experience African inspired paintings, live plays and poetry by emerging young artists.
The event will be hosted by Adiat Disu, Founder of Africa Fashion Week. It will feature a benefit reception with cocktails, auction and raffles from 6 to 7:30 PM followed by performances starting at 8pm and ending at 11PM. We urge all attendees to come dressed with formal or traditional attire. Tickets Start at $35. Due to limited seating, an RSVP is strongly recommended.
Proceeds collected during the African Cultural Evening will support the African Women’s Program for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (AWLEAD Program), which US- African Synergy launched in 2011, to empower young African women through leadership and entrepreneurship.
“We are very pleased to hold our second annual African Cultural Evening this year. With amazing Host Committee Members, Partners, Sponsors and very talented performers, this year’s event promises to be even more exciting and engaging than last year.” states Natacha Gwet, Executive Director of US-Africa Synergy.
US-Africa Synergy works to harness intellectual, social and financial resources in the United States and in Africa to build youth leadership and entrepreneurial skills as well as uphold the involvement of women in decision making throughout Africa.
To purchase your tickets visit https://ace2014.eventbrite.com.
To learn more about the AWLEAD program visit https://usafricasynergy.org/African_Women_LEAD.html