This party includes African food, a cash bar, live music, and a dance party, and it helps save children and pregnant mothers from malaria. Sounds pretty ideal. I don’t know much about it, just got an email about it on a listserve, but it sounds like you couldn’t go wrong, unless you love malaria or something. Here’s the blurb from the website:
On April 12th, from 7:00pm–12:00am at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster
Street, in Durham, NC, Triangle residents can enjoy African music and
food while supporting an important cause—helping to save children and
pregnant mothers from malaria.
This party with a purpose is hosted by the Bonjour African Malaria
Project (BAMP) and will include live entertainment, dinner, dance
music, and remarks from local dignitaries including civil rights
historian and Duke Professor Emeritus John Hope Franklin, U.S.
Congressional Representative David Price, Durham Mayor William “Bill”
Bell, and Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Peter Agre.
This year’s African Dinner-Dance Party will feature live performances
from local dance ensembles Collage and Paso y Paso. A complimentary
buffet of African foods, including meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes,
will be served. And a cash bar featuring beer and wine will be
After the food and entertainment, dancing starts with deejay Bouna
Ndiaye playing a wide assortment of African pop music. Ndiaye is the
host of the popular Bonjour Africa music show heard every Sunday from
4–6:00 p.m. on WNCU 90.7FM.
Tickets for the event are available for $25 in advance and $30 at the
door, and all proceeds will go to the procurement of malaria
interventions. For ticket information or other details about the
African Dinner-Dance, please contact Bouna Ndiaye at (919) 215-4765 or