Wyoming Arts Council

Africa MAAFA Remembrance Day rescheduled for Oct. 10


Percussionist Nii Okai Aryeetey

The Africa MAAFA Remembrance Day, originally scheduled for April 18, has been rescheduled. Here’s the updated info from sponsor SANKOFA African Heritage Awareness, Inc.:

Save the date — Oct. 10 — for the fourth annual International Africa MAAFA (the scattering of the people) in Cheyenne.

This event is being brought to the Laramie County community by SANKOFA African Heritage Awareness, Inc., Cheyenne’s first and only original African Arts Festival commemorating one of the never-to-be-forgotten heritages of America, the devoted stamina of African peoples.

For the first time performing in Cheyenne — AMANDA SARAH, Afro-Colombian guitarist and balladeer, and NII OKAI ARYEETEY, Ghana, West Africa’s Spider Hands Percussionist. Featured presenter will be Mary Ludwig who will speak about “Sit-ins to Fish-ins — Native Americans adopt an Afro-American strategy.”

This performing arts attraction is Oct. 10 at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, from 9:05 a.m.-12:35 p.m., Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Lunch at 10:45 a.m.

Free admission including meals; donations appreciated.

For more information, contact James Peebles, (307) 635-7094, jillmerry@aol.com.

This event is sponsored in part by the LCCC History Department; Wyoming Arts Council, with funding from the Wyoming State Legislature; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Home page photo: Percussionist Nii Okai Aryeetey.

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