My idea behind AfroDreamFest was inspired by the passion to promote and give a platform to the new wave of indie African/AfroConscious/Afropolitan artists in the diaspora who do a variation of genres of Soul – Jazz – Roots – Folk – World – Afrobeat – Acoustic music laced with African elements, merging genres of music creatively and beautifully with Afro~cultural influences,musically and lyrically on a contemporary platform.
These are true Artists of African origin around the world who are this generation’s throwback to past eras of real meaningful music, keeping alive and making soulful music that is so uniquely creative and relevant across borders, infusing language and cultural aspects that reach for the soul and spirit.
The vision is to tour the concert across different cities annually around May 25, the commemoration of African Liberation Day. It is currently independently produced and is open to partnerships and sponsorships to further expand the concept and its reach. The response to the movement has been positive and encouraging so far. Indie Afro artists need the on-ground presence to share their talents, and promote culture. I am one of them so I feel the need to step out as a visionary and make it happen.
The first edition of Afrodreamfest took place at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
The second edition which will be a benefit concert for two non profit organizations giving back to the African continent (Clean Water for Uganda and Adopt A Guitar Inc ( partnering with ‘Playing For Change’ ) will be taking place in Houston on May 25, 2014 at the Freneticore Theater featuring Yours truly :), Micheline Ewang, Ade Oniye and Babatunde. Tickets are still available at http://www.afrodreamfesthouston2014.eventbrite.com/
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Beautifully Dreaming… Positively Doing..