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Kenyan rumba star Johnny Junior and his B-V Band will entertain guests at Ramogi Night in London on 28th November 2015.

  • 28 November 2015 - 29 November 2015
  • Starlight Suite
  • 282-300 Lea Bridge Road, E10 7LD London

A group of African asylum seekers will stage a play in Italian titled “Sabbia L’odissea Dei Migranti”.

The play is about the desperate journey made by tens of thousands of people each year fleeing violence and insecurity in their countries as they try to reach Europe. Most often they embark on deadly crossing of the Mediterranean.

Directed by Riccardo Vannuccini, “Sabbia L’odissea Dei Migranti” will be staged at Sala Solferino, Croce Rosa Italiana Comitato Regionale Lazio, Via B Ramazzini 31, on 8th November 2015 from 20:30.

Sabbia L’odissea Dei MigrantiDuring the event Amref Health Africa will briefly present their activities, especially their “Stand up For African Mothers" campaign aiming to highlight the plight of African mothers. The campaign focuses on reduction of maternal mortality and wants to ensure that all pregnant women in Africa have access to midwives.

Esther Madudu, an Amref Health Africa-trained midwife from Uganda who is the face of the “Stand Up for African Mothers” campaign together with Italian music star Fiorella Mannoia will address the participants.

All the proceeds will be donated to Amref and Italian Red Cross.

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  • 08 November 2015 - 08 November 2015
  • Sala Solferino, Croce Rosa Italiana Comitato Regionale Lazio
  • Via B Ramazzini 31, Rome

“Saturday Soup”, a dramatic triptych (a work of art divided into three sections) exploring themes of Black food and London lives will be staged on 4th December 2015.

  • 04 December 2015 - 04 December 2015
  • Brady Arts Centre
  • 192-196 Hanbury Street, E1 5HU, Brick Lane, London

Njinga: African Warrior Queen, a movie about an African Warrior Queen will be screened at Phoenix Cinema, London.

Nzinga was the Queen of the area now referred to as Congo/Angola, and was on her throne at the time as England's James I.

This epic historical action-drama tells the astonishing true story of a female general who fought a 40 year war against slavery.

The story begins in 1617, the year Njinga's father King Kilwanji dies. The Portuguese army takes advantage of the political confusion and invades Southern Africa so they can kidnap the population and force them to work on sugar plantations in Brazil.

Princess Njinga has to fight to gain the throne and then lead her people in a battle for national freedom.

Njinga defied tradition to become queen at the age of 50 with the aim of ensuring her people were kept safe from the Portuguese slave traders. A true story of unrivalled determination, Njinga stands today as a symbol of resistance, fully embodying the motto: “those who fight, fight to win”.

Dr Michelle Asantewa will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

This event is an extension of the BFI African Odysseys programme in association with the Phoenix Cinema: Inspirational films by and about the people of Africa, from archive classics to new cinema.

Screening of Njinga: African Warrior Queen is supported by Black History Walks.

For tickets, visit phoenixcinema.co.uk

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  • 07 November 2015 - 07 November 2015
  • The Phoenix Cinema
  • 52 High Road, N2 9PJ London

PARMA: Rwandans living in Italy and friends of Rwanda will come together to mark Rwanda’s Liberation Day on 12th July 2015.

  • 12 July 2015 - 12 July 2015
  • Oratorio Parrocchia San Bernardo
  • Via Ravenna, 1, Parma

The 8th Gospel Music Concert will be held in Parma on Saturday 11th July 2015. The event will feature Gospel songs in traditional and modern African rhythms.

  • 11 July 2015 - 11 July 2015
  • Auditorium Toscanini
  • Via Cuneo, 3, Parma

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