African music and dance artists will take center stage once again at the African Cultural Alliance of North America’s (ACANA) Festival, part of the PECO Multicultural Series. This majestic cultural event will involve 6 hours of nonstop music, food, games and activities for the whole family. Don’t miss it!
This year sing along with chart-topping performers including two of Africa's finest: Chidinma Ekile and Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2baba. Plus, top-notch local talent such as Sharon Katz and the Peace Train, the Universal Dance Ensemble and more.
About Chidinma Ekile
Popularly known by her stage name Chidinma, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who rose to stardom after winning the third season of PROJECT FAME WEST AFRICA. Following the release of the music video for her "Emi Ni Baller" Single, she became the first female Artist to peak at number 1 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 Chart. Later in 2011, she released the sound Sultan-assisted single "Jankoliko." Her eponymous debut album "CHIDINMA" was released through the music platform Spinlet, and was supported by four singles: "Jankoliko," "Carry You Go," "Kedike," and "Run Dia Mouth." To learn more follow Ekile on Instagram and Twitter @chidinmaekile and on Facebook HERE!
Innocent Ujah Idibia
Innocent Ujah Idibia commonly known by his stage name 2Baba, is a Nigerian songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur. Prior to July 2014, he went by the stage name 2face Idibia. He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro Pop artists in Africa. 2Baba has received one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards (hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Video Awards and one BET award, one MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations. To learn more, follow Idibia on social media @official2baba!
ACANA was founded in 1999 as a cultural organization to support African artists and musicians in their efforts to establish themselves within the United States with the goal of preserving African culture. But due to the evolving needs of the community, ACANA was incorporated as a nonprofit social service agency. ACANA serves as an ambassador for thousands of African and Caribbean immigrants in the greater Philadelphia region by offering legal services, resettlement assistance, free health screenings & health workshops, community development services, job access, advocacy in immigration policy and more. To learn more, visit www.acanafest.org.
Free and open to the public.
Great Plaza Policies:
Chairs - Chairs may not be left unoccupied on the Great Plaza prior to concert start time. Any chair(s) left unoccupied will be removed. We understand this practice was a long-standing tradition, however, the security and safety of guests visiting the Delaware River Waterfront is our top priority.
Alcohol - Outside alcohol is not permitted inside the gated area of the Great Plaza. Guests bringing alcohol into the gated area can / will be asked to leave the Great Plaza – or any DRWC owned and operated property – and escorted from the premises.
Coolers - Coolers are not allowed at concerts on the Great Plaza.
Smoking - Smoking – including e-cigarettes and/or vaping mechanisms – is not allowed on any DRWC owned and operated property.