Wakanda 4Ever Celebration
Wakanda 4Ever Celebration

EVENT SCHEDULE:

10:15am: Libation Opening of the Way

11:00am: Ice Cold Drumline

12:00pm: Fusha Dance

WATOTO VILLAGE   
12:00: Wakanda Face Painting Face Painting with Patricia Anthony
 
12:40: Watoto Village Storytime Terri Davis/Chink Pope. Songs, movement and drinks for kids 5 and up. Faces of Wakanda Photo Booth.
 
1:00pm: Koku Gonza
 
2:00pm: RBG Girlz
 

3:00pm-4:15pm: Kaïssa & Live Band

4:00pm: Remarks by Luangisa African Gallery*

5:00pm: Luangisa Wearable Art Experience  with PitSira Ragophala YaMabala and Live Band “A global fashion experience”

7:15pm: Mao Luangisa DJ

*Luangisa African Gallery will be open from 10am – 2pm with COVID safety protocols in place. All guests have to wear a mask while in the gallery.

COVID-19 Vaccines provided by Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center

COVID Sanitation and Cleaning provided by MWF NEW YORK
 

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THE WAKANDA EXPERIENCE:

Pride, Community, Connection

THE FOUNDER:

WAKANDA Celebration Co-Founder

Rose Luangisa

Born in Bukoba, Tanzania, Rose Luangisa came to the U.S. in 1987 and earned both a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and an MBA from IONA College. She got her start at African Family Day at Memorial Park in Mount Vernon (her U.S. hometown) and opened Luangisa African Gallery in 1996. 

Over the past 25 years, she’s showcased artifacts and other crafts at those fairs, festivals, trade shows and museum events which are symbolic of Africa’s rich cultural heritage, including: Afropunk, International African Arts Festival and Dance Africa! in Brooklyn; Essence Music Festival in New Orleans; Capital Jazz Fest in Maryland, African Festival of the Arts and Arts and Crafts at the DuSable Museum, both in Chicago, African World Festival in Detroit, Newport Jazz Fest in Rhode Island, the Harlem Fine Arts Festival, the Zora Festival in Florida and many other venues.

Rose’s mission has always been to make both artisans and customers happy, to preserve African culture and traditions, and to empower and connect its people across the world.

 

2021 Wakanda Celebration Partners

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