37th annual African World Competition returns to Detroit free of charge Three-day celebration

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  • Courtesy of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American Historical past

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American Historical past is internet hosting the 37th annual African World Competition on Aug. 16-18. Sponsored by Ford Motor Firm Fund, Wayne State College, and extra, the free occasion celebrates African diasporic tradition.

The pageant will embrace quite a lot of meals and purchasing, that includes over 125 distributors representing eight totally different nations and 15 totally different U.S. states. Vendor cubicles will likely be arrange on Brush and Farnsworth streets and can present a novel purchasing expertise for attendees.

Visitor will likely be entertained with reside music by the likes of Freddie Jackson, The Clark Sisters, and Kalakuta, amongst others. The pageant additionally gives specified kids’s actions, reside drum and dance performances, and a Detroit Rocks the Runway Trend Present.

Guests can even go to AWF’s school honest and take a look at a lot of native schools and universities, in addition to distinguished Traditionally Black Faculties and Universities (HBCUs). The Wright Museum will likely be open for it’s regular hours throughout the occasion.

The pageant will start at four p.m. on Aug. 16 with a gap ceremony, and can final by way of Aug. 18.

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