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Taste of Nigeria
May2
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Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts, Music

Àkójọpọ̀ Presents: Taste of Nigeria, African Art and Music Fundraiser Night


Presented By
@akojopomf
Location
Connect Gallery
1451 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615
Chicago,IL60615United States
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The “Taste of Nigeria” event promises attendees a captivating journey into Nigerian culture and music, all while supporting Àkójọpọ̀’s African Art Music initiatives. Generously supported by Daniel Kumapayi’s mother, an expert in Nigerian cuisine, guests will savor traditional dishes prepared with love, experiencing the rich tapestry of flavors that define Nigerian cuisine. Accompanying the culinary delights will be performances showcasing the vibrant beats and melodies of African music, including the world premiere of “Kòsólóko lóko” by Gabriel Adedeji. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore exhibitions of African art, celebrating the talent and creativity of the continent’s artistic community. Through this fundraiser, participants not only enjoy an unforgettable evening of cultural immersion but also contribute to vital projects supporting African art and music, fostering creativity, and preserving cultural heritage.

Proceeds: Proceeds from this event will directly support our mission of promoting and integrating Pan-African music globally, celebrating its cultural richness across diverse communities and diasporas. Through our concerts, digital marketplace to have access to Pan-African sheet music, and arts administration initiatives, we empower Pan-African musicians and bridge cultural divides, fostering a deeper appreciation for African music worldwide. By supporting this event, you’re not just bringing African Art Music to Chicago; you’re investing in the dreams and aspirations of Pan-African musicians. Your generosity creates not only job opportunities but also a pathway for their professional growth and artistic fulfillment back in Africa. Join us in igniting the flames of passion and possibility in the world of music. Together, let’s make a profound impact and create a future where every note sings with the spirit of Africa.


Chicago Theatre Week is a program of the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago.

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