RI Liberia Independence Celebration

Slide5 

Two Days of Celebration

Friday, July 26      West African Arts Night

Saturday July 27   Liberia Independence Ball

Proceeds from the weekend will benefit Higher Ground International, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of former child combatants in Liberia and Africa.  This year, Higher Ground International will receive the Rhode Island Liberia Independence Humanitarian Award for its outstanding work in Liberian communities in Rhode Island and Liberia.

West African Arts Night

This year, the Liberia Independence celebration will start on Friday, July 26 with the first ever West African Arts Night.  The Arts Night will begin at 6pm, with DJ Switcha bringing the groove to the festivities.  

- Reception: light hors d'oeuvres will be served.  Drinks will be available for purchase.

- Visual Arts Gallery: visual arts by West African artists including Abu and Taweh Marshall will be on display.  The artists will be present to provide details on their works.  Artwork will be available for sale.

- Film Premiere: renowned Liberian filmmaker Gerald "Gee-Bee" Barclay will be premiering his new movie "The Bully." There will be other films premiering also at the theatre in the venue.

- Fashion Show: the evening will end with a fashion show presented by VQuest Studios, featuring modern fashion and African styles, modeled by the most beautiful models in New England

Tickets for the Friday, July 26 West African Arts Night only are available in advance for $20.  Click here to purchase your ticket now or view other ticket options.

Slide3

Fashion Show Details

Designers:

1) Copa Men's Wear Boutique - 104 Reservoir Ave, Providence - (401)383-1606 

2) Terry Jolo - TerryJoloDesigns.com - (412)606-2819 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3) Brokenpieces - http://www.brokenpieces.com

Make-Up & Hair Stylists

1) Air Salon stylist Jessie Rose - South Main Street, Providence - (401)432-6400

2) Beaudee MUA - Providence - (401)225-8318

3) Gel Essentialz - stylist Giselle Cornelio - Reservoir Ave, Providence - (401)536-1777

 

Music for the evening by DJ Switcha - (401)699-7094

Slide1

Liberia Independence Ball

On Saturday, Leave it to Geri will host the Liberia Independence Ball, a Red-White-and-Blue formal event, from 8:00pm - 3:00am at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Center in Pawtucket.  This is a prestigious gala ball.  The attire for the evening allows for gowns and formal dresses for ladies, tuxedoes and formal suits for men.  There is a King & Queen contest for the evening to award the best dressed and most popular guests.  So come display your elegance and earn the appreciation of the crowd.  

Early arrivals (8:00pm - 9:30pm) will receive the Red Carpet Treatment, complete with photo ops, catered hors d'oeuvres, and complimentary champagne. Radio L-I-B will be interiviewing guest for their live broadcast of the Red Carpet event.  Don't miss the opportunity to wish Liberians Happy July 26 Live on the Radio.

Higher Grounds International will be presented with the Rhode Island Liberia Independence Humanitarian Award for its outstanding work in Liberian communities in Rhode Island and Liberia.

Music for the evening features a live performance by extraordinary musician Mr. Mike Rollins.  The Party will be masterfully dj'd by our own DJ Spaceman.  He was so phenomenal at last year's independence party that guests from the party next door asked if they could pay double the money to join the Rhode Island Liberia Independence Party. We were already so packed we had people dancing outside at the door.  Expect DJ Spaceman to do it again.

Tickets for the Saturday, July 27 Liberia Independence Ball only are available in advance for $25.  Click here to purchase your ticket now or view other ticket options.

Note: you may purchase tickets for both events now in advance for a total of only $40.  Click here to purchase your ticket now or view other ticket options.

Take Advantage of the Early Pricing on the tickets.  Last year, we sold out fast. 

Liberia Independence Flyer Front