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'A Taste of Africa' in Livermore

Celebration will showcase diverse, colorful culture

"A Taste of Africa" is a free cultural celebration taking place all day Oct. 6. (Contributed photo)

Cheza Nami Foundation will present the seventh annual "A Taste of Africa," an adventure into African culture, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. next Saturday (Oct. 6) on the Bankhead Theater Plaza in downtown Livermore.

The free family-friendly event, co-sponsored by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, will have music groups performing the lively music and dances of many African countries and a food and market place. There will be an African Gojo hut exhibit, a reading library, face painting and a photo booth. The Kids Zone, sponsored by Clorox Co., will offer hands-on experiences in African arts and crafts as well as other activities.

Cheza Nami (Swahili for "Come play with me") Foundation was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Pleasanton as a nonprofit group to promote cultural education and diversity awareness.

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