Cultural promoter Ayan De First to host African Cultural Gala Night
CULTURAL icon and celebrity talking drummer Ayan De First is to host the first-ever
African Cultural Gala Night (ACGN) at the Palm Beach 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 an
award-winning artist and a regular entertainer in places like Kensington 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, Trinidad
& Tobago and India.