Karibu (Welcome in Swahili) is a fashion show featuring New American models, African drumming and dance on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Models from countries across the world will be wearing traditional dress and “takes” on tradition designed and sewn by artisans from their own community. This year’s show will feature intergenerational families—grandmothers, sons and grand-daughters alike will walk in-sync, presenting the breathtaking evolution of fashion in their cultures.

The event will be held at Main Street Landing in Burlington. Regular ticket price will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and there will be a cash bar. Special limited Red Carpet tickets will be $50 and will give you access to a red carpet pre-show complete with a rich selection of traditional foods from New American community members.

The evening will open with call and response African drumming group Africa Jamono, and dancers will move throughout the crowd, and then the fashion show will begin. CVOEO’s Travis Poulin and Sandrine Kibuey (U.S. citizen whose country of origin is the Democratic Republic of the Congo) will co-host the event. This duo will bring comedy, knowledge of the New American community and their passion for supporting our new neighbors to the stage. 

If you want to get involved in Karibu, email Joan White, Development Director, at joanwhite@cvoeo.org .

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