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Sat, Mar 03


Museum of the African Diaspora


A never-before seen Afro-Cultural experience in San Francisco featuring music by Afro Brazilian band Namorados Da Lua, food from across Africa curated by Chef Eskender of Radio Africa Kitchen and our inaugural Kikwetu Night HONORS, celebrating Africans doing exemplary work in their communities.

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Time & Location

Mar 03, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

About the Event

A quarterly event hosted by Kikwetu Coffee, this special night of music, food, and stimulating conversation is a must-attend for many locals. A night where community members gather to meet other cultural enthusiasts while immersing themselves in the fullness of the African culture through incredible live African music, delicious ethnic bitings and shared stories.



Headlining Artist; NAMORADOS DA LUA

Namorados Da Lua - translated from Portuguese as "Moon Lovers" - is the newest Brazilian band to hit the Bay Area. The band unites Brazilian and North American musicians with a common love of creating positive music with a message. NDL showcases a beautiful blend of diverse styles, incorporation musical influences from reggae, jazz, pop, rock and funk as well as Brazilian samba, forró, and Axe carnival music. Their music brings unstoppable driving rhythms, fiery lyrical grooves, harmonious instrumentation and original funk that makes them irresistibly danceable for any audience.

☆ AFRICAN CUISINE- A Journey Through the Continent☆

Curated by CHEF ESKENDER, Owner of Radio Africa Kitchen.

Originally from Ethiopia, Chef Eskender arrived in San Francisco in the late 80’s where he spent the next 20 years working in the Bay Area with such luminary chefs as Jeremiah Tower, Joyce Goldstein, Nancy Oaks, Daniel Peterson and Daniel Humm. During this time, inspired by these great chefs, he began experimenting with different food preparations of his own.

Chef Eskender is going to take guests on a tantalizing culinary journey through East, West, South, North and Central Africa. We can't wait to see what masterpieces he serves!


Kikwetu Night HONORS

A special award ceremony sponsored by the SF Arts Collective honoring Africans in the Bay Area who are doing exemplary work in their community


Kikwetu Coffee [est. 1998] has had a long presence in the Bay Area since 2009 supplying specialty African coffee to local establishments, building strong community ties with coffee coinnoisseurs and being a source of entertainment and conversation in upscale pop-up shop settings.

The San Francisco Arts Collective [est. 2013] has been fortunate to work in San Francisco's arts, tech, design and performance communities, establishing platforms for indie & label artists and performers, while creating branded partnership opportunities for corporates such as Uber, Columbia Records, Globerly and more.

With the patronage and sponsorship of the SF Arts Collective, Kikwetu Coffee is excited to bring you this signature branded upscale experience celebrating African culture, African arts and the honorees who carry the Africa spirit across the world.

We look forward to ushering-in the New Year with you, on this special evening.

Admission with Formal African Attire.


  • General Access [Ends 3/1]

    TICKET ADMITS ONE. [Ticket includes Red Carpet Arrival, African Dinner, Live Music & Award Ceremony] Grants you access to the event at a 20-30% discount. This EARLY BIRD SPECIAL of $54.99 ends on January 31, 2018 @8PM [PST]

  • VIP - Ends 02/15

    THIS TICKET ADMITS ONE PERSON [Ticket includes Red Carpet Arrival, African Dinner, Live Afro-Brazillian Music & Award Ceremony] Grants you access to the event at a 20-30% discount. This Early Bird price of $49.99 ends on FEBRUARY 15th @11PM [PST]

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  • Kikwetu VIP- [ENDED]

    COUPON CODE NEEDED. This ticket category is only accessible to attendees of Kikwetu Nights Fall edition held September 22nd. This discounted ticket price ends Friday November 10th.

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  • VIP COUPLE - Ends 2/15

    TICKET ADMITS 2 PEOPLE [Ticket includes Red Carpet Arrival, African Dinner, Live Afro-Brazillian Music & Award Ceremony] Grants you access to the event at a 20-30% discount. This COUPLE SPECIAL Early Bird Price of $89.99 ends on February 15th, 2018 @11PM [PST]

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