‘AFRO CULTURE NIGHT’ TO CELEBRATE THE CONTINENT AND DIASPORA IN KENT

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‘AFRO CULTURE NIGHT’ TO CELEBRATE THE CONTINENT AND DIASPORA IN KENT



The summer is a time for sunshine and the festivals which accompany it – music, dance, food and more.  Festival Sundiata, Ethnic Fest, Juneteenth and UmojaFest are mainstays for the Puget Sound cultural celebration circuit, but there is more.  On June 21, Kent will host the ‘Afro Culture Night’ celebration inviting the entire community to an all-ages event, free to the public.

Hosted by Ciaaya Rossy, Afro Culture Night aims to recognize and celebrate all factions of the African experience and guests are encouraged to bring their national and representative flags and wave them high in the sky.  Rossy herself, claims origination from the Congo region, specifically Brazzaville, the capital of and largest city of the Republic of Congo (not to be confused with the much larger Democratic Republic of The Congo) on the north side of the mighty river of the same name.  However, this is not a competition of nations, but rather a reuniting of people. The only known competition on this occasion is the dance-off. Whoever wins, receives a free surprise gift!

The evening promises performances and food to embrace the African traditions and cultures.  Rossy’s hosting will be complemented by music from DJ Young G and the event takes place on June 21 from 6-10pm at the Senior Center (600 E. Smith St.) in Kent, WA.