The Africa Day Virtual Festival is a three day event comprising a Pre-Party on May 23rd, The Thread – Tastemakers Africa’s signature virtual conference going down for the third time on May 24, and Amplify Africa’s Africa Day Celebration on May 25th. The festival brings together African and diasporan leaders, thinkers, movers, and doers to connect and share ways we can win together – especially in times of crisis.
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity on May 25, 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world.
Day 1 – Festival Pre-Party
We are excited to kick off our Africa Day Celebration with a DJ Sound Clash with DJ’s from different parts of the continent and Diaspora! Who is your money one? This event is a zoom party! Limited tickets available!
Day 2 – The Thread
Presented by Tastemakers Africa, The Thread | Conversations Beyond The Return is a traveling series of conversations unpacking the potential for Pan-Africanism in a post-“Year of Return” moment for the culture. Since its inception as an in-person event in Washington, DC The Thread has gone virtual reaching nearly 4,000 people from 40+ countries.
Day 3 – Africa Day Summit
Amplify Africa presents the Africa Day Summit, a virtual conference with some of your favorite speakers and personalities to celebrate the continent and it diaspora.
This event will feature:
- Breakout Discussions w/relevant topics pertaining to Africa and the Diaspora
- Live DJ sets and Music performances
- Celebrity shout outs and appearances
- Virtual Marketplace
- Fundraising to help the fight against COVID-19
- and more!