Cultural icon and celebrity talking drummer Ayan De First is to host the first-ever African Cultural Gala Night (ACGN) at the Palm Hotel in London on Saturday October 19 2019.
Put together to showcase African culture before a global audience, ACGN will be promoting the significance of the diverse and opulent African heritage through cultural dance and music.
It will demonstrate the importance of dance and music as a medium for social engagement and communication to address key contemporary issues.
Organised by African cultural icon and celebrity Talking drummer Ayan De First, ACGN will involve the playing of melodious and mesmerising rhythms associated with African dance and music is fundamental to the African culture. These embody traditional African beliefs, values and norms and serve as a means of communicating knowledge and traditions from generation to generation.
Starting at 5pm, the event will feature a variety of dance troops and entertainers from across the African continent to entertain, educate and facilitate the appreciation of African people.
Involving a gala dinner, the event is expected to attract about 400 people from across the UK, including diplomatic staff, politicians, entertainers, community leaders and showbiz
personalities and reach out to about 200,000 worldwide via conventional and social media.
Ayan De First himself will be performing on the day, highlighting what has made him a multi award-winning artist who has appeared on all British national newspapers as well as in
British national newspapers. He brands himself to be a regular entertainer in places such as Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and performed for Prince Charles and ,Her Majesty
The Queen and Royal Family at St James’s Palace and Buckingham Palace.
Numerous countries will be putting in a presence on the night including Burkina Faso, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Ghana, South Africa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, alongside with friends of
Africa from Trinidad & Tobago and India.