Diaspora Showcase Africa debuted on September 18, 2004, in Tucson, Arizona, as a fashion drama on the runway, while spotlighting humanitarian organizations that have made a significant contribution to Africa. The first show, “The Princess and the Porcupine,” was based on a script written by Kwevi Quaye , the creator and producer of the show, and co-developed by the eminent Professor Anselm Omoike. From the 2005 showcase “The Wedding” to the 2006 “The African Renaissance” , the Diaspora Showcase has received critical acclaims and awards for its presentation of Africa in a unique entertaining format by integrating the fashion, music, dance and food from the five regions of Africa into a single show.
This year’s show takes place on October 11, 2014 at 6pm at The Sabbar Shriner Center in Tucson and will feature an evening of Music, Dance and Fashion of Africa. Contemporary African Fashion Designers will also be showcased on the runway.
Musical performances will feature the Togolese songwriter Massama Dogo’s Afropop and World Beat band ELIKEH, the Egyptian percussionist Gamal Gomaa, and a Chamber Music quartet, playing classical arrangements of songs by South African artist, Miriam Makeba.
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