Afrocentric Orlando Event

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Welcome to the 1st Annual Afrocentric Orlando Event in celebration of Black History Month: A presentation by Hearts From Africa.

Buy tickets online using this link -
Https://afrocentricorlandoevent.eventbrite.com

Event lineup:

The AfroCentric event will kick-start at 6:30PM with a mix and mingle social hour. This will be followed by a lineup of Poetry, traditional music and exotic dances by The Maisha Group from Congo. Live traditional Guinea,West African Music by Mohamed Camara (professional musician/ drum instructor). Ethiopian dance & coffee ceremony by Yebi, and other international performers. We will also have a multi-cultural fashion runway show. There will be Raffles, displays of African arts and crafts, from the talented painter and artist, Tim Babatunde Adebule a.k.a Bushman #1, whose art work has been featured by Disney. Browse and shop for various crafts, jewelry, fashion and other unique merchandise from our vendors. Expore this Hearts from Africa's event while munching on ethnic foods and other delicacies. DJ4Playa will open the dance floor to Afro-beats.

Our special guest speakers include Florida State Senator Geraldine F. Thompson.

Event host: Christy Lynch
(Founder & CEO of Hearts From Africa)

Tickets are $18 in advance and $25 @ Door

For more information including Performance, Vending and Sponsorship opportunities, please visit Https://afrocentricorlandoevent.eventbrite.com

This event is benefiting The Wells' Built Museum of African American History and Culture. "The Wells’ Built Museum opened in June 2009. The 6,000 ft. museum houses memorabilia of Orlando’s African-American community and contains displays on the Civil Rights movement in Orlando, along with some African art on loan from local collectors. Exhibits include a 1930’s period hotel guestroom with authentic furniture, beading and decorations, the South Street Casino, the Chitlin’ circuit performance hall that was formerly located next to the hotel, artifacts from Dr. William Monroe Wells, and other elements of Orlando’s African American heritage."

Dr. William Monroe Wells was a prominent African-American physician in Orlando during the first half of the 20th century. One of Orlando’s first Black doctors, Dr. Wells came to Orlando in 1917. In 1921 he built a hotel for African-Americans barred from Florida’s segregated hotels. Soon afterwards, he built South Street Casino, an entertainment venue he built to host some of the most famous African American performers of the time.
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