Visiting an African Festival in Aarhus ft. Kale Nyabo and Touch of Africa
One of the thing I enjoy doing whenever my husband has the girls is to visit places that takes me away from my Mamma duties and just allows me to enjoy life away from dem kiddies for few hours or less. I love being with them but some days this Mamma just needs to see and hang around with adults and enjoy adult things at times. I was lucky enough to attend an African festival in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark.
This event has been on my to-do list for a long time, but the dates never fit in with my Husband’s schedule. I was one happy Mamma when is actually fit into his schedule this time.
The event was organised by one of my Sista from a another Mista.
She is also the owner at “Yves Afro events” and the founder of “Reach out for a Child”
For more info about my African sissy who is also a culture and lifestyle enthusiast, visit her website Yves Afro Event.
The event was held at a botanical garden. Even though the weather was not well behaved, it did not dampen the participants’ mood at all.
They just open their umbrella with a huge smile and get on with it.
The main focus of the festival was highlighting and introducing African cultures and traditions in the form of food, music, fashion etc.
My personal peak of the event was meeting the Kale Nyabo team and Mama-Essi, founder Touch of Africa.
Learning About Kale Nyabo
Kale Nyabo was born from the team’s desire to promote the Ugandan culture while contributing to the development of small communities.
The word “KALE NYABO” means “Thank you Madam” in the Ugandan local language. It represents the message of what the artisans wanted to transit through their work.
I did purchase a pair of earrings and bracelet that is 💯% handmade in Uganda! Groups of single mothers usually make them using their talent and patience as the only source of income for their families.
Each purchase one makes goes towards a child getting an education.
Learning About Touch of Africa
Mama-Essi is the founder and operator of Touch of Africa. She is originally from the west coast of Africa in Côte d’Ivoire .
Her up bringing and schooling has been in France and Denmark and has now lived in Denmark for several decades.
Designer, stylist and cultural events is something she has always thought of seeing that it’s something she has dealt with and is currently dealing with.
For years, she has organized multi-cultural events in North Jutland.
Touch of Africas Design is mostly women’s clothing product in Denmark. It consists of 15% raw material that is imported from Africa.
The idea African “Print” is a mix and “Touch” of Scandinavia which is inspiration for her clothing line.
To learn more about her passion for Touch of Africa designs and upcoming events, get in contact with her on her Facebook page .
If you’re an Instagram user you can follow her at @Touchofafricaofficielle & Touch of Africa Design.