African Festival of the Arts Awards
Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

African Festival of the Arts Awards

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Join AIH for the first Annual African Festival of the Arts "AFA AWARDS” this August 11th, 2018 in Chicago to celebrate highest achievers in the African Diaspora.

The AFA awards Gala will take our audience around the world by celebrating leaders in areas of Social Entrepreneurship, Sports, Advocacy, Business, Under 30 Rising Star, and Trail Blazers from the US, Africa, and the Caribbean."

Hosted by  Kenneth Okolie & Lotten Bridgetta 

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29th African Festival of the Arts
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00
AFA

29th African Festival of the Arts

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive demonstrations, vibrant drumming, historical artifacts, colorful and rich fabrics, informative health and wellness workshops, as well as fascinating entertainment.

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29th African Festival of the Arts
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00
AFA

29th African Festival of the Arts

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive demonstrations, vibrant drumming, historical artifacts, colorful and rich fabrics, informative health and wellness workshops, as well as fascinating entertainment.

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29th African Festival of the Arts
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00
AFA

29th African Festival of the Arts

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive demonstrations, vibrant drumming, historical artifacts, colorful and rich fabrics, informative health and wellness workshops, as well as fascinating entertainment.

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29th African Festival of the Arts
Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00
AFA

29th African Festival of the Arts

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive demonstrations, vibrant drumming, historical artifacts, colorful and rich fabrics, informative health and wellness workshops, as well as fascinating entertainment.

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2018 Nigerian ePassport Exercise
Jun
28
to Jun 30
AIH

2018 Nigerian ePassport Exercise

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Hello and welcome to the 2018 Nigerian ePassport Exercise with the Nigerian Consulate New York. Application and registration information can be found on the Nigerian Consulate New York website http://nigeriahouse.com/default.aspx  Click Consular Services then Passport Application to get started.

All applicants including babies are required to be present for biometric purposes. Please plan to spend the day at the venue so plan accordingly especially for your children. 

Applicants whose documents were received on or before April 30th 2018, you are advised to plan to attend the exercise on Thursday, June 14th 2018. New applicants are advised to complete their applications and submit their documents ASAP.

 Items to bring with you to the venue

  1. Passport booklet for verification
  2. Documents listed on the Nigerian Consulate New York website. Follow the above link. If you have submitted your documents to Dr. Ewa or Ms. Okoro please ignore step 2.
  3. EXPRESS Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope/applicant for mailing of passport. Must have correct postage of $24.70 or higher. Don’t forget the label.
  4. $100 POST OFFICE money order (administrative fee) per applicant payable to Consulate General of Nigeria New York.
  5. $25 venue fee per applicant in cash.

Lost Passport Applicants

You are required to bring a $370 POST OFFICE money order (penalty fee)/applicant payable to The Consulate General of Nigeria New York.

  *Directives from the Consulate *

  • Those without E-passport could get their passport within a month of acquisition, all things being equal.
  • Those involved in out-of-station acquisition and holder of E-passport, re-issue takes longer time before processing as the immigration Headquarters has to approve such data switch that occurred between outside acquisition and the original data of applicants already in the database that alternatively, those in urgent need of their passports are advised to avail themselves the opportunity by coming to the Consulate in New York. It takes a day to complete, all things being equal.

Do not park in the parking lot or your car will be towed. Street parking is available.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Ewa Ewa at (773) 289 7973 and Ms. Adanna Okoro at 773-443-6516 (text for faster response).

 

 

 

 

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Kelan Phil Cohran Lifetime Achievement Award
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

Kelan Phil Cohran Lifetime Achievement Award

Kelan Phil Cohran is one of the most important links to the historical evolution of African American music living today. Soon to turn 90 years young on May 6, 2017, this benevolent wellspring of knowledge has inspired millions of lives through his music, as well as indirectly through all of those other great musicians that he has taught or directly influenced. The musical legacy of artist that have been mentored

By Phil Cohran is extraordinarily impressive. The likes of such luminaries as Maurice White, Chaka Khan,

Oscar Brown Jr., Don Myrick, Louis Satterfield, Derf Reklaw, Gene Easton, Master Henry Gibson, Pete Cosey, Bernard Mixon, Harold Atu Murray, Val Grey Ward, Darlene Blackburn, Aaron Dodd, Bobo Oscar Brown III, Sherry Scott, Rita Warford, Avreeayl Ra, Willie Woods, Delaney Pugh, Julian Swain, Najwa,

Mark Williams, Hypnotic, Sun Drummer, AACM (association for the advancement of creative musicians), as well as myself, Kahil El’Zabar.

Not only did Bro. Phil teach us all music, he also shared with each of us his deep understanding of life and nature, astrology, health awareness and nutrition, and Afro diaspora history and culture. This magnificent Brother was so far ahead of his time! He was teaching all of us 21st-century lifestyle lessons

Back in the 20th century. He founded and directed the Afro-Arts Theater, where he had everyone you can imagine come through and perform for or speak to the community, giants such as Amiri Baraka, Curtis Mayfield, Dick Gregory, Calvin Lockhart, Ben Vereen, Sammy Davis Jr. , Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, Harry

Belafonte, the Black Panther Party, Haki Madhabuti, to name a few. Phil’s cultural vision was so profound, that it made him an international legend! He played trumpet in the band of the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, and was revered by dignitaries like Jesse Jackson Jr. Mayor Harold Washington, Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks, Dr. Carol Adams and Dr. Margaret Burroughs.

Kelan Phil Cohran is one of the last living architects of the Black Arts movement. At 90 years young, this cultural visionary is due all the praise and acknowledgment that we the people can bestow upon him!

It is time for all of us to come together and give this great, culture loving elder his props for all that he has freely given us! Let's all come together on Monday, May 8 for this monumental occasion to give praise to a truly creative genius and cultural giant! This rare moment in history, that we are all blessed with, is opportunity for all of us to properly give thanks to Baba Kelan Phil Cohran while he is still amongst us

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Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace
Dec
16
to Dec 17

Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace

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Africa International House hosts an annual Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace. Come out and shop with artists for unique, eclectic holiday gifts. This year enjoy Kwanzaa gift making workshops and a video presentation. Learn about the Kwanzaa principles and setting up a Kwanzaa table in your home. 

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