On Thursday, Oct. 22, MacDella Cooper, founder of MacDella Cooper Foundation and MCF Academy, will host L’Africana, a celebration of music, food , and dance from Africa. Joining Cooper as co-host is the Queen of New York City nightlife and founder of Studio 54, Carmen D’Alessio.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the at the Salisbury Hotel located at 123 west 57 street, in New York City (NYC); it will feature special guests Jean Victor Nkolo, spokesperson for the United Nations General Assembly, David Paterson, former governor of New York, Jeremiah Suluteh, Liberian ambassador to the United States, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, Gambian Ambassador to the United Nations, and Queen M’mah Camara, Miss Guinee North America.
The evening will also include an opportunity for guests to partake in a series of photo ops on the red carpet, cocktails, a “Taste of Africa” banquet, Afrobeats music and performance by “The African Village Dancers.”
“L’Africana is an events platform built around the promotion and distribution of African fashion, art, music, accessories, culture and cuisine,” said Ms. Cooper. “To date, African-inspired brands have primarily catered to Africans and a small number of non-Africans. L’Africana aspires to be a brand with strong international appeal through the fusion of African aesthetics and sensibilities with modern design, quality, and workmanship.”
Tickets are just $30 per person. All proceeds from the event will benefit the MCF Academy, a tuition free boarding school for children in Africa. The MCF Academy opened its doors five years ago on Christmas Day.
The event is sponsored by Alpha International Travel, Duca Sartoria, Forever Lasting New York Jewelry, MAGNUM Cream Liqueur, MUIPR, VOGA Italia, SIA Africa.
Visit macdellacooper.org for more information about MacDella Cooper and her philanthropic initiatives in Africa. Individuals unable to join the L’Africana celebration, should visit MCF, to learn more about how they can make a difference today in the lives of children in Africa.