SACRAMENTO, CA - A volunteer organization is promoting a spectacular Music and Arts Festival of the African Continent and its Diaspora that will benefit needy African children.
The festival, which will travel to 15 countries over a nine-month period, benefits non-profit and non-governmental organizations active in providing residential services and therapeutic foster care for abandoned, abused, and neglected children of Africa.
The Africamix festival promotes and strengthens the humanitarian mission of the Africamix Festival and encourages volunteer worker participation in the many countries the festival will visit. The site will also provide continuing updates of event schedules, exhibit and performing artist information, sponsorship news, and related topics of interest.
The music and arts festival will open in October in Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Other hosting countries in 2001 are Zambia Botswana in November and the DR Congo in December. Host countries during 2002 are Mali, Senegal and Madagascar in March, Nigeria and South Africa in April, France and England in May and Canada and the USA in June.
Benefiting non-profit organizations will collect festival net proceeds at the gate during each of the fifteen- country, two-day celebrations. The arts and music festivals, appropriate for all ages, will provide a forum for guest speakers to promote public awareness of the ongoing impact of child abuse and neglect in Africa. In addition, it will provide an opportunity to express gratitude to the many non-profit groups who have dedicated their energies and efforts to helping Africa's needy children.
According to Amede Kyumbwa,festival spokesman, the nine-month festival tour will bring peoples together to celebrate their incredible diversity. "It gives us an opportunity to see the world from the perspective of another," he said. "And as artists and music lovers, we all have a role to play."
Artists or sponsors interested in participating in the Africamix Festivals are encouraged to contact the festival coordinating committee through the Web site. (wwww.africamix.org)
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