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African Cultural Festival and Family Picnic in Dallas


Make plans for a picnic at Reverchon Park on Sunday, May 16. That’s when the African Cultural Festival continues with parades, dances, music, and food. All of the details are below. And don’t forget your camera. It’s a visual delight.

The African Leadership Council of DFW International Community Alliance presents the
African Cultural Festival and Family Picnic
Sunday, May 16, 2010
1 pm – 6 pm
Reverchon Park, 3501 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
(Maple Ave and Turtle Creek in downtown Dallas)
all Africans and friends of Africa are welcome
• proudly wear your traditional dress
webpage is here!
• Bring drums and shakers for African Drum Circle
• Bring your picnic, blankets / chairs, frisbies, basketballs, soccer balls, etc

With Parade of Nations, African dance, music, capoeira, & food
For the children: Elders’ Corner, Kenyan face painting, Eritrean gold jewelry, Nigerian treasure hunt, Ghananian weaving, Cameroonian masks, Ethiopian gebeta (wari)

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (expecting additional performances)
2:00 Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony
2:00 Opening of Children’s Activities
2:05 Parade of Nations
2:15 ERITREA – youth dancers
2:30 DIASPORA – Arlington Christian Bible Fellowship Church Praise Dancers
2:45 NIGERIA – youth performers
3:00 SIERRA LEONE – Engagement Ceremony
3:15 ZIMBABWE – African Fashion Show by Panashe
3:30 SUDAN – youth performers
3:45 RWANDA – Gira Kwizera Dance Troupe
4:00 African Leadership Awards
4:07 presentation of African Unity Cup teams and trophies
4:15 NIGERIA – Nigerian Women’s Association participatory dance
4:30 CAMEROON – Bafu Cultural Group dance
4:45 BURUNDI – Burundian drummers
5:00 DIASPORA – Baba Kwasi and Ayubu Kamau
5:15 African Drum Circle