Added by on September 19, 2013

NY Africans Prepare For Harlem’s African Day Parade
By Fungai Maboreke
The Office of Senator Bill Perkins and the Africa Day Parade Committee, held a press conference to launch the 7th annual African Day Parade at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building on 125th St, Harlem’s most popular street, on 12 September 2013.  New  York City African Community leaders, members, artists and performers were in attendance.   To kick start the festivities, Congolese musician Isaac Kataly, master drummer Sidiki Conde and Rwandese folklore dancer Marie Claudine, performed. Senator Bill Perkins was presented with a plaque and named the “Godfather” for his relentless contribution and support for the African Day Parade since it’s inception 7 years ago. The Parade starts at 12 noon from 135 st to 122nd st along Malcolm X Blvd(Lenox Ave) ending up at Marcus Garvey Park. This year’s parade will honor great African leaders from Africa and the Diaspora and focus on African communities’ unity and progress.
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