Saturday October 22, will bring the UK’s first African Music Festival (AM Fest) to East London. The festival is a must for anyone who loves, or is keen to learn about the vibrancy of African culture.
AM Fest brings African music, art and culture to Hackney E3.
As a celebration of modern Africa, the festival will highlight fashion, music and creative arts. Other attractions of the festival will include; food, dance, comedy, poetry, film screenings and creative workshops run throughout the day. There will also be appearances from well known members of the UK African community such as Ngozi Mbanu of Ngozi’s kitchen (BEN TV), CEO of Ghana UK-Based Achievement Awards (GUBA) Dentaa will be talking about this years event and reveling the remaining candidates of the Best New Music Act Category, acclaimed Hair boutique specialist and stylist and Afro hair orator Patricia Akaba of Crown Academy (as worked on shows such as X factor, Dancing On Ice, Dame Kelly Holmes hair stylist etc) will be showcasing Afro hair and beauty, British Urban Film Festival (BUFF – a platform for urban cinema) will be screening upcoming urban film directors/producers, 4Front media based in East London will be featuring some of the most dynamic performance of poets, spoken words etc that the UK has to offer etc
AM Fest will also offer the additional opportunity for upcoming African musicians/artists, song writers, fashion designers, DJs and small businesses to showcase their work to their own and wider communities.
Organised by G4 Production, Gabriel Ewulomi of G4 Production says, “We strongly believe that African communities add to the vibrant cosmopolitan nature of London It’s only right to celebrate such a vibrant culture. We believe the community has been under represented and misrepresented by negative press and social stigma such as crime, poverty, low career profiles etc, so we want to highlight and showcase the positive areas in the community to the wider community”.
Over 500 visitors are expected to attend this colourful one day event.