Africa Day in the Capital

We have been busy…last night we played at a very special event that included African ambassadors and officials from the government of Canada at the St Elias Banquet Hall to commemorate Africa Day. The special guest speaker was the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean who drew a paparazzi-like crew of journalists.

The annual event is marked to celebrate the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) which was established on May 25, 1963 in Addis Ababa; it was disbanded in 2002 and replaced by the African Union (AU). The event was attended by ambassadors and diplomats representing more than thirty African nations with food, local custom items amazing attire and music! We represented the music of West Africa and there were three other ensembles in attendance. We were thrilled to be invited by the acting Ghana High Commissioner Mr. Kwaasi Obeng-Koranteng.

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African ambassadors and officials from the government of Canada descended on the Government Conference Centre in downtown Ottawa yesterday to commemorate Africa Day.The annual event is marked to celebrate the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) which was established on May 25, 1963 in Addis Ababa; it was disbanded in 2002 and replaced by the African Union (AU). The event was attended by ambassadors and diplomats representing more than thirty African nations- See more at: http://www.hiiraan.com/news4/2012/May/24344/african_dignitaries_celebrate_africa_day_in_ottawa.aspx#sthash.GyW9EpQL.dpuf

African ambassadors and officials from the government of Canada descended on the Government Conference Centre in downtown Ottawa yesterday to commemorate Africa Day.The annual event is marked to celebrate the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) which was established on May 25, 1963 in Addis Ababa; it was disbanded in 2002 and replaced by the African Union (AU). The event was attended by ambassadors and diplomats representing more than thirty African nations- See more at: http://www.hiiraan.com/news4/2012/May/24344/african_dignitaries_celebrate_africa_day_in_ottawa.aspx#sthash.GyW9EpQL.dpuf
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