DIASPORA SHOWCASE AFRICA presents its 20th Anniversary with “Soundtrack Runway”, featuring a cast of more than 100 artists, dancers, models and designers.
Created by Kwevi Quaye, this unique show, has amassed a following, throughout the United States and globally with its thematic entertainment series of presenting Africa, through fashion, music, dance and culinary arts.
“Soundtrack Runway”, is a tribute to the legendary South African artist, Miriam Makeba. It begins with a classical symphonic renditions of some of her popular songs, and concludes on the fashion runway with an acoustic set by Malian Kora instrumentalist, Karamo Susso, Congolese guitarist Jason Tamba, Nigeria-British guitarist, Bumi Thomas, joined by guitarist Fernando Perdomo from the movie “Echo In The Canyon”, and percussionist, Munyungo Jackson, all of whom have played in numerous #1 hits and Grammy-Award winning albums.
Featured fashion collections are by award-winning and VOGUE published designers, Kwame Koranteng from Ghana, Else Hardjopawiro ( Suriname), Maria Adeeko (Nigeria) and Farouque Abdela (Tanzania).