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News and Upcoming Events for Africans in Cleveland

You Did It!

Thanks to your donations, the much needed ambulance was purchased for Saint Anthony of Padua dispensary in Mbahe Arisi County within the Catholic Diocese of Moshi, Tanzania. Thank you for your support!

Details of the Ambulance Project.


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Out & About - Photos and Event Recaps

2016

JAPO African Ensemble from Senegal at ICC-WIN Multicultural Holiday Party

One of the highlights of the 7th annual Cleveland Multicultural Holiday Celebration put on by the International Community Council Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) in Cleveland at the Global Center for Health Innovation was the performance of the JAPO African Ensemble performing drums and dance from Senegal and West Africa.

JAPO African Ensemble from Senegal

JAPO African Ensemble


See more from the 2016 ICC-WIN Multicultural Fashion Show


2015

West African Drummers and Dancers at Cleveland Museum of Art
October 4, 2015

Drummers and dancers from Senegal.

Drummers and dancers from Senegal

Drummers and dancers from Senegal


See more from the Cleveland Museum of Art annual International Cleveland Community Day


Tam Tam Magic West African Drummers and Dancers at Continental Cup
July 2, 2015

Tam Tam Magic performed at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Continental Cup put on by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

The Continental Cup is now in its 10th year and the 2015 event had 3300 athletes from 11 countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Mongolia, China, Bermuda, China, Colombia, Canada, Brazil, Nepal and Greece.

Young athletes from Kenya at Continental Cup

Young athletes from Kenya in the Opening Ceremony

Photos and videos of the Tam Tam Magic drummers and dancers



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Team from Kenya at Continental Cup
July 2, 2015

A team from Kenya posed for photos at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Continental Cup put on by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

The Continental Cup is now in its 10th year and the 2015 event had 3300 athletes from 11 countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Mongolia, China, Bermuda, China, Colombia, Canada, Brazil, Nepal and Greece.



Photos and videos of the Opening Ceremony

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2014

African Drumming and Fashion at Cleveland Multicultural Event

The Golden Ciphers performed West African drumming from Guinea at the International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network's (ICC-WIN) 5th annual multicultural holiday celebration at the Global Center for Health Innovation in the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland Ohio.

Golden Ciphers perform West African drumming from Guinea

Golden Ciphers

More photos and videos of the Golden Ciphers at the event

Representatives from Egypt, Ethiopia, Guinea and Liberia also participated in the International Fashion Show which featured traditional costumes of dozens of countries.

Fashion of Liberia

Fashion of Liberia


Photos and videos of the International Fashion Show


African Christmas Song by the Singing Angels

The Singing Angels performed this traditional African Christmas Song at the 2104 Philanthropia event at Landerhaven in Cleveland.



See more from the 2014 Philanthropia


2012

Tam-Tam Magic West African Drumming and Dancing from Senegal
Opening of Ames Family Atrium in Cleveland Museum of Art
October 28, 2012

The many different cultural performances were a highlight of the grand opening of the Ames Family Atrium in the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday October 28, 2012. This included a performance by Sengalese drummers and dancers Tam-Tam Magic.

West African drumming from Tam-Tam Magic from Senegal

Tam-Tam Magic from Senegal



West African drum performance by Sogbety Diomande
Opening of Ames Family Atrium in Cleveland Museum of Art
October 28, 2012

The many different cultural performances were a highlight of the grand opening of the Ames Family Atrium in the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday October 28, 2012. This included a performance by West African drummer Sogbety Diomande.

West African drum performance by Sogbety Diomande

Sogbety Diomande



African Soul International Dance Troupe
ClevelandPeople.Com International Pavilion
August 31, 2012

The African Soul International Dance Troupe brought drumming and dances from West Africa to the ClevelandPeople.Com International Pavilion at Ohio's Celtic and International Festival.

African Soul International Dance Troupe

African Soul International Dance Troupe



Ambassador Andrew S. Natsios
Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know
Margaret W. Wong Offices - June 8, 2012

Many of us have heard about the problems in Darfur and Sudan. We may have followed the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan

Margaret W. Wong and Alex Machaskee hosted an event for Ambassador Andrew S. Natsios at Ms Wong's offices on June 8, 2012 that gave an insight into the issues facing Sudan and the region and an update on the Lost Boys.

Margaret W. Wong, Ambassador Natsios and Alex Machaskee

Margaret W. Wong, Ambassador Natsios and Alex Machaskee



Drummers and Dancers from African Soul International perform traditional rhythms from West Africa (Senegal and Guinea) at the Cleveland Oktoberfest.






Raissa Batieno from Kenya

Raissa Batieno from Kenya at CSU International Day 2009



South African Gumboot Dance by Cleveland State students


Organizations and Resources for Africans in Cleveland




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Business, Education and Employment Information

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Cleveland African Feedback and Memories

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African-American History and Culture


Tell us about the music, food, holidays, traditions, costumes, language and other qualities that make African-Americans so special.


Hashim El Raman plays Mbira music at a Cleveland Ohio festival in June 2009. The mbira is the national instrument of Zimbabwe and has been played by the Shona people for thousands of years. It is also called the thumb piano.








Map of Africa


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Profiles of Africans in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio



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Nigerian-American Catholics at Cleveland Catholic Fest

Nigerian-American Catholics at Cleveland Catholic Fest

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