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Diaspora Showcase AFRICA , in its 15th year, presents another fabulous cultural evening of STRINGS & STYLE, showcasing VOGUE featured designers, Else Hardjopawiro, based in The Netherlands from Suriname, Maria K. Adeeko from Nigeria, whose deconstruction of African fabrics, echoes the traditional styles of West Africa, the multi-award-winning London based designer, Kwame Koranteng from Ghana and MAFI from Ethiopia with her complex-simple forms and patterns, Dorcas Muzumara from Zambia and CNN featured Segun Gele, Master of the headwrap. Acoustic Music performances by international and award-winning artists.

Diaspora Showcase reserves the right to modify or change its lineup and the featured artists and designers.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit FABRIC ( Fashion And Business Resource Innovation Center)

ABOUT DIASPORA SHOWCASE

The uniqueness of the Diaspora Showcase is how Africa is presented, in a very exciting entertainment format. In 2004, "The Princess and The Porcupine", a fashion show, which was more like a fashion story, evolved on the runway of Arizona to rave reviews. The next year was followed by "The Wedding". At the 2007 showcase "Heritage", producer Kwevi Quaye experimentation of the classical composition of Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" was interpreted with a new arrangement that integrated the elements of the African "Talking Drum" to Baroque music. The 2016 show "Jazz and The Classics" presented new arrangements by Kwevi Quaye, Tunde Jegede and Grammy award saxophonist Kerry Campbell, as it takes the audience on a musical journey, with Michelle Coltrane, daughter of the legendary John Coltrane, interpreting the songs of the sensational South Africa vocalist, Miriam Makeba; through the interplay of fashion collections and music.

Acclaimed as the pre-eminent African event in America by U.S. media such as GET OUT/NIGHTLIFE magazine, Diaspora Showcase continues to make innovative strides with fresh ideas. The show has received honors such as "Pick of The Week", "Best Bet" and the ADDY awards.

www.diasporashowcase.com

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  • Event Start Date

    Sat, February 29, 2020 06:00 pm

  • Event End Date

    Sat, February 29, 2020 10:00 pm

About the event organizer

Looking for ways to present Africa, in her most noble form, Diaspora Showcase was created by Kwevi Quaye, and the first three shows co-produced by the eminent professor, Dr. Anselm Omoike in 2004. It features the Fashion, Music, Dance, and Food of the five regions of the continent. The annual showcase also provides visibility and spotlight to humanitarian organizations that have made significant contributions to Africa.

The uniqueness of the Diaspora Showcase is how Africa is presented, in a very exciting entertainment format. In 2004, "The Princess and The Porcupine", a fashion show, which was more like a fashion story, evolved on the runway of Arizona to rave reviews. At the 2007 showcase "Heritage", the classical composition of Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" was interpreted with a new arrangement that integrated the elements of the African "Talking Drum" to Baroque music. "Jazz and The Classics" presents arrangements by Kwevi Quaye, Tunde Jegede and Doc Jones for the 2016 show, as it takes the audience on a musical journey, with Michelle Coltrane, daughter of the legendary John Coltrane, interpreting the songs of the sensational South Africa vocalist, Miriam Makeba; through the interplay of fashion collections and music.

Acclaimed as the pre-eminent African event in America by U.S. media such as GET OUT/NIGHTLIFE magazine, Diaspora Showcase continues to make innovative strides with fresh ideas. The show has received honors such as "Pick of The Week", "Best Bet" and the ADDY awards. www.diasporashowcase.com

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    132 East 6th Street, Tempe, AZ, USA

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