This is a fundraiser Cultivating San Francisco Communities through African Arts and Dance to establish after-school programs for youth
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — MODEFA is a high fashion show presented by the Academy of African Arts that combines the arts and cutting-edge fashion designs with ethnic influences. This year’s celebration of cultural diversity coincides with the International Day of Ethnic Minorities and includes COLLEEN QUENone of that of San Francisco the most renowned fashion designers, as well as emerging Zambian talents PAULINE GIBSON and ZAMBLE LOU EUGENIE, international hairdressing world champion from Côte d’Ivoire.
The evening will consist of a silent auction and fireside chat on how ART HEALS AND SAVE LIVES, featuring guest speakers COURTNEY ELLINGTONG and DANA CHEATUM. Live entertainment to present Ivory Coast traditional ZAOULI mask dance performed by executive director and award-winning musician Fely Tchaco supported by master drummers and musicians Eric Bli Bi, Atito Gohi, Malli Tagba, Emmanuel Djo Bi, and Irie Simon Djobi. The San Francisco Bayview Feline Finesse Dance Company is the special guest.
In 2013, Fely Tchaco created and launched the first MODEFA fundraising event at MOAD (Museum of the African Diaspora) with the aim of bringing the activities of the Academy of African Arts to a greater part of the world. San Francisco community. AAA wants to share African arts with San Franciscans and is working on an after-school program to keep children off the streets and reduce gun violence. Children and families in African American communities, as well as the African Diaspora, will benefit the most.
“It is vital for me to share the beauty of Africa with our community, the healing abilities of art saved my life,” said Fely Tchaco, Executive Producer of MODEFA and Founder of the Academy of African Arts, who will reveal her untold childhood story and why for which she founded the institution for the first time. “African art and dance have influenced so many people, but there are many misconceptions about the contributions of African art to the world. “The goal of the Academy of African Arts is to establish a cutting-edge institution specializing in the study of African and African Diaspora arts and crafts in order to preserve African cultural heritage through the modern technologies for future generations, where innovation and tradition coexist. website.
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SOURCE Academy of African Arts