Saturday, May 6th – African (Ghanaian) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – Africana Restaurant
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Osekre & The Lucky Bastards
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “No Time To Die”

Delightful Music: Osekre & The Lucky Bastards

Osekre & The Lucky Bastards – He’s the gifted Ghanaian artist and Columbia University alumnus whose take on afro-punk is bold but beautiful because of its blend of different genres including ska, afro-beat and highlife. Ghanaian-American singer Osekre describes his music as “sweet, catchy-tasty West-African style melodies/hooks called “jama,” dipped in soft elements of hip-hop, pop and rock” and heavily accentuated by his poetry. Web & Social Media: http://www.osekre.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/osekresvibe Instagram: www.instagram.com/osekresvibe Twitter: @osekre

Delightful Cinema: “No Time To Die”

“No Time To Die” – Death and funeral traditions play a significant role in African culture. “No Time to Die” is director King Ampaw’s contribution to passing the tradition onto the next generation. A hearse driver meets and falls in love with a young, beautiful dancer who is planning an elaborate homegoing celebration for her mother. This love and comedy feature length film follows David as he does everything to win her affection. Directed by: King Ampaw (2006, 95 Minutes). Presented in English.

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: https://thedelightfulfestival05132017.eventbrite.com

Saturday, May 13th – African (Nigerian) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – Africana Restaurant
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Igbo
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “Head Gone”

Delightful Music: Igbo

Igbo released their debut EP “Indigo Green Brown Orange” in summer 2015. Since their inception, they have sold out shows all around New York City with their six piece groove-a-thon band and have been warmly received by the press. They are currently performing songs from their forthcoming full length release LIVE; getting listeners ready for whats to come.

Delightful Cinema: “Head Gone”

“Head Gone” – Due to a road mishap, a bus driver loses a group of psychiatric patients on the way to a federal hospital. To cover up the mistake, he and a nurse pick up unsuspecting commuters to substitute the patients. The plot thickens as the new passengers must try to prove their sanity in a psychiatric institution, while the escapees try to adjust to a new environment. A comedy of errors that features some of Nigeria’s finest entertainers.

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: https://thedelightfulfestival05132017.eventbrite.com