Invitation and Program Outline for Africa Day 2014 Celebration in The Czech Republic

18/05/14

Humanitas Afrika, Kafé Afrika and Anděl Music Club in collaboration with the UN Information Centre in Prague, UNICEF Czech Republic and the support of African embassies in Prague are cordially inviting you to a series of conferences, cultural and sporting activities for the celebration of AFRICA DAY 2014 IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC.  These events are scheduled to take place from  20 to 24 May 2014, in Prague and Hradec Králové. The celebration is to honour the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now African Union) on 25 May 1963 and to encourage and promote African unity and friendship. In the Czech Republic,Humanitas Afrika initiated the first official celebration of Africa Day in 2002.

The general theme of this year’s celebration in the Czech Republic is “Africa, a Continent of Cultural Richness, Progress and New Opportunities“.  There will be lectures on 20 May at Hradec Králové University and on 22 May at the UN Information Centre in Prague.  Speakers among others would include prof. PhDr. Luboš Kropáček, Csc. and Dr Alemayehu Kumsa Ph.D., both from Charles University, African ambassadors accredited to Prague and Ms Pavla Gomba, Executive Director of UNICEF Czech Republic.

On 23 May evening (19:30) Africa Dinner Night is taking place at Kafé Afrika, Prague 1 Vojtesska 9, with a variety of delicious dishes from about five  African countries in a buffet with South African wine and Moroccan sweets to taste.  Come and try Moroccan tajine presented by the Moroccan Embassy in Prague.

On Saturday 24 May at 10:00 a friendly football game between a selected team from the Czech media and a team of Africans living in Prague will take place at Strahov (Field 2, Vaníčkova 7). In the afternoon, the focus will be on children and their parents during a Children Afternoon in Kafé Afrika with a variety of activities for children that will include drumming, art work shop and painting jointly presented by UNICEF Czech Republic and Humanitas Afrika. Children that would be present are going to receive a gift of sweets from the Moroccan Embassy.

In the evening of Saturday 24 May from 20:00 at Andel Music Club ( Stefanikova 7, Prague 5)  African Music and Culture Nightwill be the concluding event marking the Africa Day celebration 2014 in the Czech Republic.  Live performances by three groups: Zyriab,Njachas and Prince Alfredo and the Wariors and a demonstration of dance by some African students in Prague are parts of the program.  The Afterparty would see a selection of African hot rhythm and dance music from DJs Ross the Boss (CZ) and Jason The Shark (Zambia).

Several Africa Day 2014 events will be hosted by Czech-African celebrity, Ms. Lejla Abbasova. Please see below for contact persons and possibility of reservation for the different programs.

For more information about Africa Day 2014 in the Czech Republic, including contacts and schedule, visit www.humanitasafrica.czor the Facebook page AFRICA DAY CZ https://www.facebook.com/AfricaDayCzech or attachments beneath this invitation.

Thank you.

The Organizing Team for Africa Day CZ 2014

SCHEDULE AND INFO CONTACTS

Tue 20 May 2014, 13:00

Africa Day 2014 Conference at Hradec Kralové University,

Venue: Dept of Politics, Faculty of Arts, nám. Svobody 331, Hradec Králové, Building B10

Contact person: Mgr. Jan Prouza (FF UHK),  tel: +420 493 331 260, e-mail: jan.prouza@uhk.cz

FB :  https://www.facebook.com/events/1490790287802577/

Thu 22 May 2014, 11:00

Africa Day 2014 Conference in Prague

Venue: UN Information Centre, Železná 24, Praha 1

Contacts persons: Kofi Nkrumah,  afrika@humanitasafrika.cz Tel: 776 138 183 (English)

Michal BROZA,  e-mail : michal.broza@osn.cz  Tel.  255 711 645

FB : https://www.facebook.com/events/272585099586307/


Fri 23 May 2014, 19:30

Africa Dinner Night -

Venue: Kafé Afrika, Vojtěšská 9, Praha 1

Reservation: Tel. 774 66 21 30 email: kafeafrikapraha@gmail.com

FB : https://www.facebook.com/events/754094344622375/


Sat 24 May 2014 10:00

Africa Day 2014 Football Match

Venue: Field Nr 2, Koleje Strahov,Vaníčkova 7, Prague 6

Contact person: Kofi Nkrumah,  afrika@humanitasafrika.cz  Tel: 776 138 183 (English)

FB : https://www.facebook.com/events/1432100303707574/


Sat 24 May 2014 15:00-18:00

Africa Day Children program

Venue: Kafé Afrika, Vojtěšská 9, Praha 1
Entrance fee: 50 Kč

Contact person for program: Elie Lusaku - 731 801 028, email: knihovna@humanitasafrika.cz

Reservation: Tel. 774 66 21 30 email: kafeafrikapraha@gmail.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/284965168331494/


Sat 24 May 2014 20:30-23:30 (with After Party from 23:30 - 5:00)

Africa Day CZ Music & Dance Night

Venue: Anděl Music Club, Štefánikova 230/7. Praha 5 - Smíchov

Reservation: Tel. 725 740 627 (DJ Ros the Boss, CZ, ENG), email: info@clubandel.cz

FB  https://www.facebook.com/events/816300198398802/

SPONSORS AND MEDIA PARTNERS

Organizers:

Humanitas Afrika - www.humanitasafrika.cz

Kafe Afrika - www.kafeafrika.cz

Anděl Music Club - www.clubandel.cz

Partners:

UNICEF www.unicef.cz

UNIC www.osn.cz/

Univerzita Karlova www.cuni.cz

Univerzita Hradec Králové www.uhk.cz

Velvyslanectví Marockého Království www.ambassadedumaroc.cz/cz/

Integrační centrum Praha www.icpraha.com

Centrum Pro Integraci Cizinců www.cicpraha.org/

Media Partners :

Radio 1 www.radio1.cz

Radio Color www.radiocolor.cz

CRO Radio Wave www.wave.cz

Afro.cz www.afro.cz

Jahmusic.net www.jahmusic.net

PBGFX www.facebook.com/pbgfx