- Legendary South African actress Connie Chiume is set to fly the South African flag high in the United States of America
- The Gomora actress recently revealed that she is ready to launch the Essence of South Africa Festival at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in Louisiana
- Connie Chiume is ecstatic about her new project which will focus on empowering women in the arts industry
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Connie Chiume to launch the Essence of South Africa festival in the US
According to the Daily Sun, the Black Panther actress is set to launch the one-of-a-kind festival in America. The festival which is dubbed the Essence of South Africa will launch at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in Louisana.
The aim of the festival is to empower women in the arts industry by creating lasting connections between South Africa and the world. Connie Chiume's project also provides diversity and cultural exchange.
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Speaking exclusively to Briefly News about the Essence of South Africa, Connie Chiume said the main aim of the festival is to celebrate diversity and cultural exchange. She said:
"Our main objective with the Essence of South Africa is to celebrate diversity, cultural exchange, and empowerment within the arts and culture business.
"We aim to create lasting connections and collaborations between South Africa, the Diaspora, and the international arts communities. Through this initiative, we strive to promote sustainable cultural ties, provide economic opportunities for African women in the arts, and foster understanding, unity, and appreciation of diverse cultures."
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The Black Panther star also added that the initiative is targeting the arts and business sectors.
"Our target audience for the Essence of South Africa festival includes individuals and organizations in the arts, culture, and business sectors. This includes artists, performers, industry professionals, media, cultural enthusiasts, and the general public."
The City of New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell welcomed Connie Chiume's project and lauded her foundation for its "dedication and commitment to connecting continents through culture and exchange."
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