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Annual NW Holiday Ball. Giving back to the Community
December 9, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am| $25
Annual NW Holiday Ball
BOSSANOVA BALL ROOM 722 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Saturday December 9th
21 + 10pm
$25.00 Online tickets
An estimated number of about 500 people are anticipated to attend this year’s Annual NW Holiday Ball at the Bossanova Ballroom which hosts about 650 people. This event will be a bigger event because of the activites that will be surronding it.
· Live Band Performance/ Dinner
· Live DJS
The Annual NW Holiday ball is the first of a kind to happen in the Pacific NW. This main purpose of this event is to event is to give back to the community especially to the less fortunate in the society, support NGO’S , and also bring people from all sort of cultural background especially the Africans in the Pacific NW through entertainment. This event is also to raise awareness on issues surrounding the African continent.
This year we will be donating percentage of the proceeds to the Africa Cickle Cell Support Foundation.
ABOUT AFRICA SICKLE CELL SUPPORT FOUNDATION
AFRICA SICKLE CELL SUPPORT FOUNDATION, INC. (ASCSF) is a charitable, non-profit organization that operates for the benefit of individuals living with Sickle Cell Disease in African countries.
ASCSF was founded to meet the unmet needs of individuals living with Sickle Cell Disease. The foundation educates people with Sickle Cell about how to manage their disease and improve their quality of life.
ASCSF promotes the concept, “live a life worth living”. Therefore, ASCSF provides people with the resources, materials, and tools to foster interdependence, which ultimately increases education and their quality of health care.
For more information about the organization please their website
There will be a live band performance by Afro- Jazz group WAMBA
Wamba, in Ghanian dialect ‘Ga’, means “we have come”, “we are here”, or “we have arrived.” Wamba, the realization of a vision shared by a Ghanian dancer and drummer Richard Mensah Sokpor and multi-instrumentalist Adam Carpinelli, was formed in 2011.
The six-to-ten piece ensemble band, with members from Ghana (West Africa) and the states, features original compositions with heavy West African percussion breaks and extended improvisation. In addition to the traditional Ghanian rhythms, Wamba has influences including other traditional music of Africa, Afro-beat, Jazz, Latin, Funk, Calypso, Cumbia, Salsa, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Reggae, Soca, Samba, Fuji, and Kaseko.
For more information about WAMBA visit their website on www.wamba.world
Host for the event Dj Solo (Portland)
Djs for the event will be,
Dj Nayiram (Seattle)
Dj Dullah (Portland)