Africa Day is celebrated all over the world come every May 25th, and this time around, Ugandan celebrations will be at Capital kitchen Restaurant, Thobani Centre building, Kampala Road.
During this day, Sumptuous African dishes from 54 countries will be served starting 6pm for as low as Shs 100,000 which comes with a buffet dinner and dance party.
The partnership between Capital Kitchen Restaurant and Africa Movie Night together with Pan African Women Organisation (PAWO) comes as a way of celebrating African day.
During this day, Africa Movie Night audiences will have the opportunity to catch their favourite award winning African film. Many movie goers are so familiar with their stars that ply their craft in front of a camera and ounce the credits start rolling, many however do not seem to see talented craftsmen and women that make these movies possible and therefore Africa Movie night seeks to expose the talent both behind the camera and in front of the camera.
On this day still, Africa Movie night Kampala will point out a delicate but insistent finger at the social commentary and human rights issues that affect the whole African continent.
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the Day OAU that was founded in 1963. On this day, 30 leaders from 32 independent states of Africa signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 1991, the OAU established the African Economic Community, and in 2002 the OAU established its owner successor, the African Union. However, the name and date of Africa Day has always been retained as a Celebration of African Unity.
On Saturday, African Movie night will put together a fabulous evening of diverse cuisines from all around the African continent. Guests will be able to walk along a 50 meter buffet and get to sample a taste of the continent without departing Kampala. The evening dinner will be spiced up by a musical journey across the African soil filled with sounds and voices of popular local artistes and an award winning African movie will be premiered lastly.
By Kilande Zipporah