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The Second Boston African Music Festival Held at City Hall Plaza

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Posted July 17, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Events ~ 2,209 views

     

By Ronnie Mayanja ~ The second Boston African Music Festival was held at Boston City Hall Plaza on saturday July 16th 2011 and was attended by a cross section of Africans and Bostonians in what was a great summer day. Organised by Shalupe Foundation, the festival celebrated our African heritage, dance and also promoted awareness about the HIV scourge and an end to wars in Africa.

Some of the groups that performed included Rumbafrica, Akwaaba Ensemble, Offiong Bassey, Kina Zori, Krystaal among the many. Uganda was also represented by a group of traditional dancers who performed traditional ganda dances. Other music genres at the festival included traditional percussion, afro-pop, gospel, and R&B.

The festival in its second year also presented many of the revellers with an opportunity to buy African artifacts that included paintings, batiks, flags, necklaces and African wear at the nearby stalls that were set up for the vendors. Over 3000 people attended this year’s colorful festival. [Sound at the event was provided by Faith-Tech a Boston based Ugandan sound engineering company.]

UNAA Times Online was present and now brings you some of the festival highlights in pictures.


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