Saturday, April 14th – African (Ghanaian) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – Africana Restaurant
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – NanaBcool
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “Pastor Paul”

Delightful Music: Hailing from Ohio, Ghanaian-American singer, rapper, songwriter NanaBcool blends smooth, soulful vocals with electrifying dance steps to bring a fresh groove to RnB. The singer and dancer was first heard in his 2012 debut RM102 EP, produced by Columbus hip-hop group Fly Union (Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, Pusha T). After a short hiatus, the artist resurfaced in 2017 with the groovy, dance-inducing single Love U. Following his move from Chicago to Brooklyn, NanaBcool has drummed up momentum in the city by performing at headline shows, hosting local parties and events, and sharing stages with rising talent including Aminé, Adrian Daniel, WebsterX. The artist’s latest project 2amCruise EP, produced by Simen Sez (LION BABE, Khary, IshDARR) and OddKidOut, embodies the personal narrative of the artist that rings true to the everyday millennial working towards his/her come up in the big city.

Delightful Cinema: “Pastor Paul” is a feature film about a white tourist in West Africa who is possessed by a ghost after acting in a Nollywood movie. “Pastor Paul” explores the remarkable confluence of New African Cinema, Christianity and Witchcraft; and undermines the classic symbolic imagery of the “white man in Africa,” whether he be tourist, missionary, actor, or ghost. Filmed in Ghana and Nigeria in 2013 on a micro-budget, Pastor Paul was the result of a guerilla-style international co-production with Pidgen Films. Pastor Paul is the first American Nollywood film; an homage to the spirit – and the spirits – of Nollywood’s self-determined narratives. 2015, Not Rated, Directed by Jules David Bartkowski, 1 Hour 7 Minutes, Ghana

Delightful Festival events have a capacity of ninety-nine participants. Reservations for Delightful Festival events are not required, but recommended. Among other things, reservations help us order the right amount of food. Reserve one of ninety-nine spots by clicking here.

Saturday, April 21st – African (Nigerian) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – Africana Restaurant
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – OWO
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “Mother of George”

Delightful Music: Tracee Atanda-Owo, a Brooklyn-based Singer/Songwriter born to Nigerian parents, with roots in the Bahia region of Brazil as well and known by her surname, OWO, aims to perpetuate spirit. After critical acclaim of her vocal mixes from What So Not (future classic), Mad Decent and Columbia Records, the singer, songwriter, performer, born to Nigerian parents, with roots in the Bahia Region of Brazil, recently released her debut ‘D+Em: drums and emotions’ EP and recently played to a full crowd at Soho House New York  for the release party. Coming of the heals of captivating performances at Dj Tunez ‘AfrobeatNights’ at SOBs in NYC and the Everyday Ppl x OkayAfrica brunch series at OUTPUT in NYC, OWO’s Drums and Emotions EP has recently been selected to be a featured album on TIDAL Rising.

OWO

Delightful Cinema: “Mother of George: In “Mother of George”, Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child – a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family. 2013, Rated R, Written by Darci Picoult, Directed by Andrew Dosunmu, Starring Danai Gurira, Isaach De Bankolé, and Anthony Okungbowa, 1 Hour 47 Minutes, USA Nigeria

Delightful Festival events have a capacity of ninety-nine participants. Reservations for Delightful Festival events are not required, but recommended. Among other things, reservations help us order the right amount of food. Reserve one of ninety-nine spots by clicking here.