August events – Year of Return 2019

Healing Concert

The concert will feature gospel artists from Africa and the diaspora. The current headliner is Bebe Winans, the widely acclaimed American gospel and R&B singer and member of the noted Winans family. The event will be staged on Friday, August 2, 2019, 3:30PM – 4:30 PM. For more information email:

Natural Hair Expo

  • Fri, Aug 2, 2019 3:30PM – Sat, Aug 3, 2019 4:30PM

Ghana Natural Hair Expo is a celebration of natural hair and Beauty show. It will feature panel discussions, educational workshops, a hair braiding competition, live entertainment, local and international vendors. The goal of the expo will allow women, men and children to embrace uniqueness of their natural hair and also learn about natural hair care. For more information email:


Investment Forum

  • Monday, August 5, 2019, 10:00AM- 4:00PM

The Forum aims to connect and facilitate African American-Ghanaian investment and business ventures. The aim is to harness resources and well-educated labour pool with African Americaʼs ingenuity and technology. For more information email:

Marcus Garvey Award Ball & Banquet

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019, 3:30 PM4:30 PM

The MMG Foundation is preparing for the second annual “Marcus Garvey Award Ball and Banquet”. The purpose of the event is to commemorate The Right Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey’s 132 earth years, celebrate the achievements of individuals who have demonstrated Pan-African unity and spirit both home and abroad, and to engage in annual fundraising events where all proceeds will go towards the construction of a Marcus Garvey Pan-African Centre in Ghana. The Marcus Garvey Pan-African Centre, a multi-million-cedi facility, is envisioned to be a globally relevant light house on the continent of Africa for the preservation of Garvey’s principles, philosophies and the advancement of Afrocentric achievement across all endeavours. With the entire diaspora as a target market, when fully operating, it is expected to attract and generate a steady stream of activity that will attract international visitors for conferences, tours, seminars, workshops and more, all eventually contributing significantly to the local economy. For more information email:

Emancipation Day

Thursday, August 1, 2019; 9:00AM-5:00PM

This day is set aside for the celebration of the “emancipation” of enslaved Africans in the Americas and the Caribbean. That day falls on 1st August as per the Emancipation Proclamation in the USA. Ghana started celebrating Emancipation Day in 1998 in solidarity with those in the diaspora. The event is also celebrated to encourage descendants of the soil to come back home and help rebuild Ghana and Africa. For more information visit:

Jamestown to Jamestown & African American Business Investment, and Development Summit

  • Sun, Aug 18, 20198:30AM- Wed, Aug 28, 2019 4:58PM

Jamestown to Jamestown is a spiritual, historical, and reconciliatory journey from August 18 – 28, 2019 from Jamestown, Virginia to Jamestown, Accra Ghana West Africa to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the first enslaved African stepping foot on American soil.

The highlights include:

  • a trip to Jamestown, VA to pour libation and visit the port where the first ship landed
  • a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Ceremony at Jamestown, Accra
  • Historic Chartered Plane Ride
  • com DNA reveals
  • The African American Business, Investment and Development Summit in Accra & GALA
  • tour excursion options
  • and a few other surprises

We have a whole plane reserved for this voyage. Contact The Adinkra Group at or SunSeekers Tours at

Jamestown to Jamestown is sponsored in part by South African Airways.

Chale Wote

  • Monday, August 19, 2019 3:30PM – Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:30PM

Chale Wote Street Art Festival is an alternative platform that brings art, music, dance and performance out into the streets. The festival targets exchanges between scores of local and international artists and patrons by creating and appreciating art together. Click here for more details.

2 thoughts on “August events – Year of Return 2019

  1. Healing Concert, Investment Forum, Marcus Garvey Award Ball & Banquet, Emancipation Day, Jamestown to Jamestown & African American Business Investment, and Development Summit, and Chale Wote Street Art Festival – All must-see, must-hear, must-experience events! Thanks MisBeee.

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