22nd May 2019 TheSqTallaght

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25th May 1963.

Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been the driving force behind Africa Day celebrations in Ireland since 2006.

This year South Dublin County Council in conjunction with Tallaght Community Arts presented a performance entitled ‘Culture meets Culture’ where classic hip hop meets Afrobeat, here at The Square on Saturday.

STREET ARTS ACADEMY established in 2011, is a culturally diverse arts programme for young people 13 – 20 years.

It develops visual arts work, music and performance in a Hip Hop aesthetic and fosters cultural leadership. Culture meets Culture is a performance to share with people a fusion of Western culture and African Culture the birthplace of their parents, grandparents and some of the young members.