Join 1440 Multiversity and the Silicon Valley African Film Festival for a special evening of African food, music and films that will leave you feeling inspired to enrich the world. This experiential Echoes of Africa community gathering offers a unique twist on the popular 1440 Multiversity Tapas & Tunes and Mindful Movie Night events, curating some of the finest talents in African cuisine, arts and entertainment as we all learn to Live, Love and Wonder Well in the redwoods.
Echoes of Africa begins with a global tapas meal at Kitchen Table, featuring 1440 culinarians and guest chef and JK Kitchen founder Olajumoke Akinsola - a highly sought-after caterer and chef within the immigrant Nigerian and West African community in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country. Guests will enjoy sampling sustainable locally sourced dishes while enjoying soulful live music performed by Zimbabwean-born Piwai, whose love for music - which seamlessly flows from jazz, reggae or folk to pure African rhythms - is influenced by her multicultural Southern Africa and gospel music exposure in her early childhood.
Following dinner, guests will enjoy an interactive African Drumming Workshop with Master Drummer Nabi Bangoura; using the West African Djembe drums, participants will be invited into a drum circle that echoes a traditional African village square while learning how to play the djembe drum and speak its language in beats, phrases, and signatures. The Echoes of Africa evening concludes with the screening of five narrative short films hosted by Silicon Valley African Film Festival Founding Director Chike Nwoffiah along with a post screening dialogue with filmmakers Sydney Morgan Currie and Hilda Afrakoma. Films include Hues and Hidden Kings (7 minutes; director Sydney Morgan Currie in attendance), 1st Kings (15 minutes; director Hilda Afrakoma in attendance), Invisibles (17 minutes), The Boy and the Jazz (3 minutes) and Painting the Lily (12 minutes).
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to experience Echoes of Africa at 1440 with our partners at the Silicon Valley African Film Festival - tickets are limited and will sell out!
Event Notes: This is an 18-and-over event.
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