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Diaspora Showcase Africa

Diaspora Showcase Africa, “Koras and Guitars”, directed and produced by Kwevi Quaye, features an all-star cast of fashion designers, musical acts, dance performances and culinary art. The showcase will take place on September 3, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Savoy Opera House, in Tucson.
Starting with award-winning and Vogue/Elle featured designers: Ghanaian designer Kwame Koranteng and Surinames designer Else Hardjopawiro, who are fresh from presenting at the Spring London Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week. These designers will be joined by veteran designers Moshood and Maria K Adeeko, both from Nigeria.
The music headliners include Karamo Susso, a Malian kora instrumentalist, and Jason Tambo, a Congolese guitarist who has performed over 200 concerts with many notable artists, including Bono, Papa Wemba, Ziggy Marley, Peter Gabriel and more. The duo are joined by guitarist Fernando Perdomo, from the movie Echo In The Canyon, and Yamoussa Bangoura from Guinea, a Djembe drummer and instrumentalist.
A delicious African cuisine from Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Kenya and Zambia will be served at the show. There will also be an After Party at the end of the show at Savoy Opera House. Tickets start at $69.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call or text 520-729-7771 or visit Location: Savoy Opera House, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd., #22, Tucson. See ad, page 5.
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