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Saturday March 1, 2014 at the Kaye Playhouse of Hunter College (695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065) from 6:00 to 11:00 PM — US-Africa Synergy will host its second annual African Cultural Evening (ACE), a prestigious event to uphold the Beauty and Diversity of the African Culture in the United States in front of a multicultural and prestigious audience.
Rich in rhythm and robust in song, the African Cultural Evening will feature Unique Traditional Masks from Cameroon (Central Africa), various African Contemporary Dances from Gambia and Togo (West Africa), outstanding instrumentalists and Musicians from Senegal and Congo and African inspired Paintings, Live Plays and Poetry by emerging young artists.
Proceeds collected during the African Cultural Evening will benefit the African Women’ Program for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (AWLEAD Program), a program we launched in 2011, to empower young African Women through Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Click the link below to learn more about the program https://usafricasynergy.org/African_Women_LEAD.htm
HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Bisila Bikoko, Adiat Disu, Sioux Greaux, Divine Muragijimana, Haris Melendez, Dodji Gbedemah, Tony Poenou, Elizabeth Patterson, Nekpen Osuan, Dyane Eyssette Cynthia Nwafor and Fatima Diallo.
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Brussels Airlines, Enovative TV, UnderDaRock Radio, Young Hollywood Family, Applause Africa, Face2FaceAfrica, Alize Magazine, Made in Africa, Belco Designs, African Association of Journalists and Writers.
6 PM: Benefit Reception ( Red Carpet, Hor D' Oeuvres, Live & Silent Auction, raffles...)
8 PM: Program ( African Traditional & Contemporary Danses, Poetry, Live Plays and Music...)
Formal Wear or Traditional African Attire!
Telephone: (646) 600-4774/ (917) 500-9514
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US-Africa Synergy (USAS) is a New York City-based non-profit 501 (C) 3 organization dedicated to equip underprivileged African youth in the United States and Africa with requisite skills, tools, and knowledge to overcome socio-economic barriers and reach their full potential.
We believe African youth are invaluable assets and are key in attaining Africa’s gains in development, not only because of the large size of the youth population, but also because of their creativity, their drive, and their aspirations. Through our programs and services we:
Advocate for gender equality and youth empowerment;
Connect under- resourced youth in the U.S. and Africa with mentors and organizations that offer internships and scholarships;
Educate young women and provide them with life and professional skills, career guidance, knowledge and networks to meet their personal goals and aspirations while effectively contributing to the development of their communities.
US-Africa Synergy is run by a group of multi-talented and philanthropically minded professionals with backgrounds in the arts, business, international development, social entrepreneurship and more. Since 2010, with the support of private donors and sponsors, we have provided mentorship, counseling, internship opportunities, and career guidance to 100 men and 150 women aged between 18 and 32.