Chef Profile: Chef Clemon Zobo Will be cooking it up @ The Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We welcome Chef Clemon Zobo via NY African Restaurant Week to the Street Festival on 7/16/2016

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

About Clemon Zobo:Chef-Clemon-Zobo

As a man growing in a house full of women in Africa (Côte d’Ivoire) cooking or being a chef was not on the radar – it took me over 8000 miles of travel and landing here in the USA to know that this was actually my calling – it is my passion. I feel blessed, there was no better place for me to have followed my passion than in NYC which has given me exposure to a variety of cuisines – I have over the years developed a unique style of cooking and an eye for cooking that brings to focus many different cuisines from French, Asian, Italian and more. chicken-yassa

I started as a dishwasher in one of the most prestigious restaurants in new York –  I saw some of the best chefs in the world at work. Then I told myself, the light came on in my head and I said this is what i want to do. I got my opportunity as a prep cook and started learning the technics of cooking – expand on this. I worked my way up and learnt various techniques of cooking. after many years of apprenticeship i got a chance to work with marcus samuelson for over 4 years. I learnt a very different technique of cooking while working with marcus samuelsson – I still use some of those techniques till now.

I now specialize in authentic Africa cuisine and fusion cuisine. I believe the African cusinie has not been properly represented and presented  – my mission is help make african cuisine one of the most appreciated in the world. when I am away from the kitchen I to spend time with my two lovely kids.

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Media Profile: Charlene “Charlie” Cooper (WXFR, Fox News) will be a co-host at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are honored to have Charlene (“Charlie”) Cooper from WXFR, Fox News as a co-host for the upcoming Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

About: Ms. Charlene (“Charlie”) Cooper: 12109944_995590883815981_5883599228321558974_o

Stories have always been what brought things together for Charlene (“Charlie” for short). Born in Liberia and having to flee due to civil war, as a child she relied heavily on the stories and pictures her family shared with her to learn about the world they had left behind. She grew up in Providence, R.I., where she loved writing, listening to people’s narratives, and sharing their stories. She’s drawn to stories about social injustice, crime, and human interest, but with an entertainment journalism background, she also very much enjoys that as well. 12095117_995589707149432_2844932969935143495_o

She has worked as a D.C. correspondent for WATN Local 24 News, as a freelance writer for ESSENCE Magazine in New York City, and as an intern at WPRI Fox 12 in Rhode Island, among other things. Charlie has a master’s in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Go Orange! Before that, she earned a bachelor’s degree in both English and public health. A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Charlie has always been a leader and has a love for serving the community. 12219361_10207738422641210_4406679757395975546_n

When she’s not working, Charlie enjoys catching up with loved ones, trying unfamiliar foods, dancing, keeping fit, and seeing the world. She’s really excited to call Roanoke her new home!

What’s your story? Share!

To contact Charlene, please send an email to ccooper@virginiafirst.com.

Facebook Fan Page:

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Instagram: @_AccordingToCharlie

Twitter: @_AccordingToCha

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlenecooper1

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Event Highlight: The Miss Côte d’Ivoire USA leadership pageant will take place after the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street Festival on 7/16/2016

Notice of special event: The Miss Côte d’Ivoire USA leadership pageant will take place on 7/16/2016 Location: 212 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 Time: 7PM – 12PM

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

About Miss Côte D’Ivoire Amérique Organization, Inc. 21bbf3f67fc3717921ffc1802152fecf
Presents: 3rd Edition of Côte D’Ivoire Amérique Leadership Pageant 2016

Date: Saturday, July 16th 2016
Location: 212 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
Time: 7PM – 12PM

TICKETS:
Advance: $25 @door: $35
Performance from Surprise Artist from Cote D’Ivoire

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Our history bd8cbdc149582b8d4cf0fdc35e5905b8

We are the official Miss Cote D’Ivoire USA & Canada Leadership Pageant since 2009, we strive to educate young Ivorian women through Entertainment.

Our community has inspired others and hope to continue for the next generation.

http://www.misscotedivoireamerique.com/

Be Featured in this event. Mark your presence and get
recognition and visibility!
misscotedivoireamerica@gmail.com
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Tel: 917.420.2316 || 646.247.3518 c5ce91f168a6fd8d6e7f678ebc64b494

The Vision 

The Miss Côte d’Ivoire USA leadership pageant is a cultural showcase of the Ivorian heritage in the United States and Canada. The Pageant provides a platform for young Ivorian women in the diaspora to pursue their educational dreams, showcase their talent & culture, while rediscovering and taking pride in their Ivorian heritage. More importantly, participants are offered leadership opportunities to speak up for Côte d’Ivoire, by raising awareness on pertinent issues concerning the country and how Americans and friends of Côte d’Ivoire can help make a difference in Côte d’Ivoire. We encourage you to take advantage of this thrilling opportunity and become a great example of what it means to be an Ivorian woman in the diaspora. Good Luck! ad9fa0e3e739b6351dce926df9bce5c5

The Goal

The goal of the event is to showcase the Ivorian heritage in the United States and Canada. In addition, the event seeks to provide a platform for young Ivorian women in the diaspora to pursue their educational dreams, showcase their talent & culture, while rediscovering and taking pride in their Ivorian heritage. Likewise, this would be a great opportunity for Africans and friends of Africa, to network together and exchange cultures and ideas. These young girls will tackle and raise awareness on pertinent issues concerning the country and how Americans and friends of Cote D’Ivoire can help challenge these issues abroad and in Cote D’Ivoire. With that in mind we believe, M.C.I.A.L.P is more than just a beauty pageant, because not only will it challenge the intellectual beauty of these young girls, but also tackles their comportments.37e7428269b527bdded1cb9c170f36fb

Merci beaucoup!

Artist Profile: Eburnee Entertainment & DJ Birane Thiam will be mixing sounds on the artists stage during the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street Festival on 7/16/2016

Eburnee Entertainment & DJ Birane Thiam will be on the Artist Stage with Sekouba Diakite on 7/16/2016.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

About: Eburnee Entertainment: 3dfcc0_596c137aadf9f2af272adae730cc90c0

What is Eburnee Entertainment? We are a group of promoters.

With over 10 years of experience working in the entertainment industry, we are experts when it comes to music and the fashion industry worldwide. Our clients’ entertainment needs are our top priority.

Established in 2000, the company is owned by Africans and run by Africans.

We specialize in public relations, promotion, advertising and video production.

Our main headquarters are located in New York City.

We also have members of our team working in both Paris and Abidjan.3dfcc0_98a0d2537d7c45b142f821d2964df0c6

Our mission is to promote African culture in the United States and abroad.

We target diverse group of people with different backgrounds which helps us bring awareness about African culture.

We cater to African communities around the world that have an interest in today’s music and fashion trends.

Our clients include international artists, groups and individuals requesting our services in: video shoots, promotion and event management.

We hope that you will keep visiting our website for event updates. 3dfcc0_5b3cf9f175bb3e63713f363940cab866

Join us and experience firsthand what Eburnee Entertainment is all about!

http://www.eburnee.com/

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https://twitter.com/@biranethiam

Instagram: @bblamour

Artist Profile: Chigbo will be performing live on the Artist Stage at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We welcome Chigbo who will be performing live on the artist stage on 7/16/2016.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

About Chigbo: 10708683_806939072660654_3040238351983849307_o

Chigbo is a Nigerian born singer/songwriter based in New York. chigbo (silent “g”) is a word from the Igbo language meaning “God resolves” or “God brings peace”. She has performed in the US, Nigeria, Ireland and the UK.

On ACRTV, she is the host of chigbo Sound an African music video countdown and Lovely Traditions, a talk show which explores the meaning and practice of love in different cultures.

on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/chigbo-342393829115183/

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Artist Profile: Ms. Gloria Isaiah will be performing live on the Artists stage at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are pleased to welcome the talented Ms. Gloria Isaiah at the upcoming Street Festival on 7/16/2016.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

About Ms. Gloria Isaiah: 13267899_1090773887632514_8826882901958769798_n

FaceBook: @GGisaiah

 Twitter: https://twitter.com/GIGIsaiah @GIGIsaiah

Instagram: gigisaiah 

it all started out with invitation of the R&B and Jazz artist, songwriter, producer and composer Rogiers, that introduced her at the Blue Note’s, Late Night Grooves, series. .

Soon she began working with producer Tyrone Bradley as well as co-produce and songwrite. But it was bringing in the seasoned, Keith “the Captain” Gamble on Guitar, in the studio production ( Es Hacie and La Suma), that provided the key element that bridged both the Latin, Rock and R&B sound. The live performances began with the original members of Larry Preston on Drums, Roger Anderson on Keyboard and Keith “the Captain” Gamble on Guitar. Later adding Ronnie Roc on percussion and Jose Grey on Bass.1401207_610377152338859_924427737_o

However, The band has changed and grown with, Jibrail Nor on Drums, Andrea Green on Guitar, Kenji Tokunaga on Bass, Shanelle Jenkins on Trumpet and Dicter Zapata on Trombone. It has been over 2 years of trial by fire, but Gloria Isaiah and her band Hot Latin Soul have been rockin it out at several venues through out the city of new york. Worked with several different artist and have slowly, begun to find her way identity, sound and fans along the way.

Gloria has studied voice under the tutelage of the late, Ulysses Slaughter. Currently under the training of David Flight. 1399228_782961045080468_5425366961606230322_o

Visit http://www.gloriaisaiah.com/ for more information.

Chef Profile: Chef James Lupembe will be cooking it up live at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are pleased to announce that Chef James Lupembe  will be  one of the Chefs cooking up something special live at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street Festival on 7/16/2016 as part of the run up to African Restaurant Week 2016!

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

About Chef James Lupembe:

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Born in Iringa, Southern highlands of Tanzania, James and his younger brother were raised by a single mother. She was known for being very hardworking and creative as most African women are. She ran a small, local business known as, “mgahawa” in Swahili (which is like a home based restaurant) to meet their basic needs.

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James was scouted by a reputable tourist restaurant in Mafinga town in Iringa. After a year of work, he landed the opportunity to go for more culinary training in the big city of Dar es Salaam. From there, he eventually got hired by the embassy of Tanzania to the United Nations and moved to New York to work as the ambassador’s personal chef. During his 7years working for the ambassador, he got to meet and serve dignitaries from all over the world. After his service with the ambassador, he moved on to working in different restaurants in New York, in search to gain culinary experience in West Indies dishes, African American, Soul food and as well as European cuisine. His favorite African dish to make is the “dibi” or grilled lamb originally from West Africa. His favorite Tanzanian dish is chapati (flatbread) and beef or chicken stew. A fusion cuisine he 11906364_416624911865048_1215004881_nwould create would be baked Tilapia with tomato sauce, served with Ugali (a corn dish popular amongst Tanzanians and al

Artist Profile: Sekouba Bolomba Senior Artistic Director (Africa) will be leading the artist Stage at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We again welcome Mr.  Sekouba Bolomba, Senior Artistic Director (Africa), Go Africa Network Inc, as the lead performer and artist for the upcoming street festival on 7/16/2016.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.

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Mr. Sekouba Bolomba is an Ivorian reggae musician. In the tradition of jamaican roots reggae from the 70s, Sekouba combines an eclectic mix of traditional West African rhythms known as Bolomba, using djembe drums and balafons. His potent lyrics, heavy ideas, and delicate voice are laced in his music in four different languages: English, French, Malinke and Bambara. He humbly has graced stages around the globe with generous performances, including Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, the United States of America and Canada.

After being enriched into the roots of the Bolomba style, the young Sekouba came alive with the West African sounds of the Mandinka. Sekouba’s desire to sing came naturally but it was never a reality without the musical influence of his brother, Ismael Isaac. Sekouba’s other musical influences include, Lucky Dube, Alpha Blondy, and Bob Marley. 243695_4250615666917_1978768217_o

Sekouba’s uplifting and heartening lyrics enliven audiences with spiritual liberation and African consciousness. His debut album “I’m So Glad” was self-produced in New York City and arranged by Oscar Ankou. Sekouba’s sophomore album in 2010 “Sejo” was co-produced by Sidney Mills, Grammy award-winning reggae artist and keyboard player for the legendary reggae band Steel Pulse. The album includes outstanding liberal tracks like “Mandela” featuring Bob Marley’s guitarist Junior Marvin from The Wailers. “Mandela” is a sharp and arousing tribute to former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, and has been well-received by international fans.

Sekouba and his band Bolumba Stylee have decorated the nation with groovy, soulful performances at venues and festivals such as Festival Nuits d’Afrique in Montreal, Canada; Abi Festival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Fête de la Musique in Mali; SummerStage in New York City, alongside Israeli artist Idan Raichel; NJPAC SummerStage; New Haven Music Festival; Brooklyn’s International African Arts Festival; S.O.B.’s; Shrine World Music Venue; and many more. Sekouba’s music is inspired by a conglomerate of modern day music, and the ancestral dialogue passed down to him as a descendant of a long line of griots. In one show, Sekouba’s listeners share in a universal experience. 12227056_10208321335974308_8777459754701423514_n

Sekouba is the youngest brother of Isaac Ismael, the lead singer in Ivory Coast’s best known musical group. He currently lives in New York City and is the Senior Artistic Director for the Go Africa Network 2016 (NYC).

 

Sekouba’s bio is in the May 2016 edition of L3 Magazine, North America.s #1 Urban-Caribbean online publication.

Sekouba’s next album ”Imagine” will be released in early 2017.

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Artist Profile: Arī Harmony will perform at the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are honored to have Arī Harmony this year at the Street Festival on 7/16/2016.

Arī Harmony will be performing on the Artist stage.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

about the Artist Arī Harmony 12227612_521757784658044_5617799682785342455_n

From the south of Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, Ari has been recognized in her multi-talents. She began writing and rapping in the 4th grade, gradually moving to songs years later. In high school through college she began to self-study vocals in different genres such as R&B, Pop, Rock, Neo Soul, Hip-hop, Oldies, Rap, Jazz, and More. Looking to artist such as Whitney Huston, Lauryn Hill, Chaka Khan, Carrie Underwood, LL Cool J, Frank Sinatra, Tamia, Pink, Floetry, and more she is considered to be an all-around girl. Moving from Alabama to New York for her passion of music and vocals, she began making her way around musical streets. Singing with multiple bands, working on her 1st recording EP, performing in fashion shows, popular restaurants, community events, branding her image to making name for herself and being a songwriter as well in her daily life is just the surface. Being the grinder that she is, she also street performs exposing herself as much as she can to different crowds. She will be performing for the Harlem African Festival 2016 in July as well as Coney Island! Willing and eager to learn, she has a wonderful heart, a beautiful personality, and a great voice. Check out her website www.ariharmonymusic.com12190932_521757677991388_3110707058221622999_n

With great appreciation,

Arī Harmony

Website: www.ariharmonymusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ariharmonymusic

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ariharmonymusic

Instagram: @ariharmonymusic

YouTube: Arī HarmonyMusic

Tumblr: http://ariharmonymusic.tumblr.com/

MySpace: https://myspace.com/ariharmonymusic 1919119_573979356102553_7097189862614388703_n

Google+: Arī HarmonyMusic

iTunes music: Click HERE

We would like to welcome the Organization for the Advancement of Nigeria to the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We are pleased to welcome the Organization for the Advancement of Nigeria to the street festival. OAN would be in attendance to drive awareness of Nigeria and their  upcoming 56th Nigerian Independence Day Parade on 10/1/2016.  visit www.Oanweb.org for more information.

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

2016 Parade

OAN’s goals are:

  • To promote, and advance the Cultural, Civic, Social, and Economic Welfare of Nigerians in United States of America.
  • Enhance the image of Nigerians in the U.S.A. Inculcate in our youth knowledge of Nigerian history, culture, customs, traditions, values and religion.
  • Encourage the economic growth, human rights and political empowerment of Nigerians in the United States of American and Nigeria.
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 By highlighting the positive contributions of the vast majority of Nigerians to the American society, OAN successfully convinced the American government and media, to be balanced in their approach of dealing with the Nigerian community. OAN’s first major accomplishment occurred in 1990, when it successfully stopped major banks from denying Nigerians, banking services because of their blanket stereotyping of Nigerian customers as potential fraudsters. Since its formation, OAN has consistently engaged in a vast array of work that impacts every aspect of our community, both in the United States and in Nigeria.
 The O.A.N is the most accomplished non-ethnic based Nigerian organization in the US, and in existence for over 20 years
 The Organization successfully lobbied the New York City Council to recognize Nigeria Independence Day at the City Council Chamber. It has also been chosen by Nigerians in Europe and Canada, as the most trusted conduit through which Nigerians in the Diaspora can channel donations to International relief efforts when needed.pic-1about

The O.A.N. formed the first Nigerian Council of Religious Leaders to foster unity and cooperation among religious organizations and initiated the formation of the Nigerian Lawyers Association in New York. And has sponsored free immigration and tax seminars and workshops for Nigerians and non Nigerians.

1991

Started the annual Nigerian Independence Day Parade in the United States of America, which has grown to be the biggest and largest celebration of Nigeria Independence Day, outside our homeland.

1992

Received its first PROCLAMATION from New York city Council.

1993

Successfully organized the largest Nigerian Demonstration and Rally in New York and Washington D.C. to protest the annulment of June 12, 1993 election results, the Niger Delta oil related — crisis and the unjust execution of Ken Saro Wiwa.

1996

Created the adult and youth sports program, including Soccer League, in which Nigerian clubs and organizations compete for the Nigerian unity Cup. This was designed to foster unity and interaction among Nigerian youth, through sports

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2003

Introduced the popular annual “Naija Youth Summer party” for Nigerian youth to network and foster unity.

2006

Established the Education and Career day for Nigerian Youth to obtain information from experts and professionals in various fields and to encourage exchange of academic information and networking.

2010

Formed the Nigerian Independence Day Committee, Inc. (NIDC), to foster collaboration with other Nigerian organizations for the planning of the annual Nigerian day celebration

2012

The only Nigerian organization that was a member of New York City 2012 Olympic Bid.