Panafest Nashville returns
Ndileka Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, headlines

Ms. Ndileka Mandela, granddaughter of the late Nelson Mandela speaking to the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Collation (TIRRC).  She will give the keynote address on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 pm at the Panafest.  The event will take place at the Global Mall 8:00 pm.  Rev. Neal and Mrs. Ruby Darby posed with Ms. Mandela after she received a presentation from Metro Human Relation Commission.

Ms. Ndileka Mandela, granddaughter of the late Nelson Mandela speaking to the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Collation (TIRRC). She will give the keynote address on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 pm at the Panafest. The event will take place at the Global Mall 8:00 pm. Rev. Neal and Mrs. Ruby Darby posed with Ms. Mandela after she received a presentation from Metro Human Relation Commission.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Panafest Nashville 2014, a spectacular Pan-African extravaganza returns to the Global Mall, at 5252 Hickory Hollow Pkwy, in the City of Nashville.

This second annual, all-day, free public event takes place on Saturday, April 26, followed by an elegant gala dinner that same evening at the Global Event Center. This year’s special guest is Ms. Ndileka Mandela, is the granddaughter of the late South African head-of-state and global icon for peace, Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela, and who was that nation’s first Black president of the post-apartheid era.

“We are very honored to have Ms. Mandela join us for this, our second annual presentation of Panafest Nashville, as the keynote speaker at our gala dinner and to share her thoughts and insights about this extraordinary man and to give us a personal glimpse into his last days,” said Nana Kwame Ahima, founder and creator of Panafest Nashville.

“Our additional honored guests attending Panafest Nashville 2014 include African royalty: His Majesty Daasebre Nana Kwabu Awusi, president of Ghana’s Central House of Chiefs, and His Excellency Chief Godfrey Marange of Zimbabwe,” Nana Ahima said.

Panafest Nashville, modeled after Ghana’s world-famous Pan African Festival (PANAFEST), is presented by the Africa Legacies Foundation (ALF), which advocates unity among Africans and coordinates special, community-based events designed to promote relationships between Africans, African American, and Africans in the Diaspora.

“Our mission,” Nana Ahima said, “is to encourage unity, economic empowerment, health education, and the presentation of social-culture programs designed to uplift people of African descent and all those who love Africa.”

For more information about Panafest Nashville 2014 and the African Legacies Foundation, visit the website at .