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African Night Vol.1.

Description
「みんながアフリカをテーマにゆるく集まれる場所を作る。」
アフリカに関心を抱く日本人や日本在住のアフリカ人が集い、アフリカの音楽、料理、経済、デザインなどを体感しながら、アフリカと接点を持ちたいと考えている人たちに、アクションを促す場。

◇日時
7月1日 19:00〜21:30
◇会場
イェネガ(http://yinega.wixsite.com/yinega)
◇参加費
2500円(食べ物+1ドリンク)
追加ドリンクはキャッシュオン
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◇イベント詳細
18:45 会場
19:00 開始
20:00 トークセッション※1
21:30 終了
※1、トークセッションはアフリカを訪れた方の体験記、アフリカをフィールドに活躍されている方のお話になります。

◇代表者挨拶
 砂漠に覆われて、飢餓に苦しんで、人口が爆発的に増え、なんとなくやばいところ。それが巷でのアフリカのイメージ。私自身も数年前まで、アフリカには同じようなイメージを抱いていた。
 私がアフリカのウガンダを訪れたのは三年前、都心にはビルが立ち並び、黒人がスーツを身にまとい、iPhone片手に足早に歩く、街は活気に溢れていた。アフリカのエネルギーを肌で感じた。一方で、アフリカの成長からはじき出され、1日、1日を生きていくのがやっとの人たちもいた。傍観者でしかいられない自分に無力さを抱いた。
 たった二週間弱の滞在であったが、人とのつながりもでき、また訪れたいと願い、三年がたった。いまだにアフリカになにかしらの形で関わりたいという思いはある。ただ、何をしたらいいのだろう。それが現在の私である。
 アフリカに行くというのは簡単なことではない。同じ発展途上国である東南アジアに比べ、移動時間も渡航費も倍以上かかり、情報量も乏しい。簡単ではないがゆえに、過去にアフリカに行ったことがありながらも私と同じような気持ちを抱いている人もいるだろうし、まだ行ったことがないけれど関与していきたいと思っている人も、どのように関わっていけるかわからないと感じている人も少なくないだろう。
 このイベントは、アフリカの人はもちろん国籍問わず多くの人が交われる場になって欲しい。そして、アフリカと接点を持ちたいと考えている人たちに、アクションを促す場にしていければよいと思っている。

AFRICAN NIGHT 2017
by Booming Africa

■THEME:
”Making a place where everyone gathers loosely with comfort.”
■Introduction
Booming Africa present a African Night as a place where Japanese who are interested in Africa and Africans living in Japan can gather and encourage action to people who want to have contacts with Africa, while experiencing African music, cooking, economy, design etc.

■Date: Jul 1 2017
■Time:19: 00 ~ 21: 30
■Venue: Yenega (located just a few minuets from Shibuya Station.
■For direction to the place please follow this link:(http://yinega.wixsite.com/yinega)
■Participation fee 2500 yen (food + 1 drink)
※Additional drinks are cash on
◇ Event Details
・Entrance Closes:18: 45
・Starting Time: 19:00
・Talk session ※ 1: 20: 00
・End: 22: 00
※ 1, the talk session will be about a story from one of the persons who have been in Africa, plus those who are currently active in the different fields in Africa.

■ Presentations will focus on business opportunities, hunger, the explosively increased population, and somewhat unpleasant places in African and share solutions. When you look on TV news, the image of Africa in the streets kids, and poverty like many other people, I myself had a similar image about Africa until I went in Uganda on Our African a few years ago, which we divided to hold every year. And this year, we are holding Uganda Tour 2017 from July 20th-27th.

■Three years ago, when I visited Uganda in East Africa a neighbor of Kenya, I was surprised to see buildings standing side by side in the city center, people wearing the black suits rushing to work, others walking quickly with Smartphones era like Sam Sung and iPhone, one hand; the city was full of vigor.
I felt the energy of Africa within my skin. On the other hand, it was caught off from the growth of Africa, and there were only a few people finally able to live one dollar a day.
I embraced myself not to be a bystander.

Even though, I stayed in Uganda for only two weeks, but I managed also to connect with lots of people, and experience many different thiings, that is the reason, why, I wished to visit again. And in these past three years I have been going to African, and still I have a strong desire to engage in Africa in any form to as my contribution back to society. But what should I do? That is me now. I think you too, have the same feeling. But we can discover and share our human potential.

■Going to Africa is not easy.
Compared with Southeast Asia, which is the same developing country, traveling time and traveling cost are more than doubling and information volume is poor.
Because it is not simple, some people may have the same feelings as I have had in the past, although I have been to Africa in the past, even those who have never been there yet thought they would like to engage many other people who feel that they do not know how to engage. My idea is create a missing link to act as a bridge.

■Conclusion remark
I hope this event will be a place for many people to join and start engage in Africa, not to mention people of different nationalities. And I think that, if you want to have contacts with Africa you want to make it a place to encourage action.

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Sat Jul 1, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM JST
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Venue
イェネガ
Venue Address
東京都渋谷区渋谷1丁目10−2 志水ビル 1F Japan
Organizer
Booming Africa
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