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50 businesses in Tel Aviv to hold African asylum seeker solidarity night
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
01/18/2014
 

More than 50 restaurants, cafés and bars around Tel Aviv are set to dedicate Sunday night  to the asylum seekers from Africa. Business owners, chefs and artists have joined the initiative and are expected to take part in the artistic program that includes authentic African dishes, music and art.

The event was initiated by restaurant, coffee shop and bar owners to honor their refugee employees, to try and bridge between peoples and cultures and to raise awareness of the status of asylum seekers in Israel. The program includes: serving traditional Sudanese and Eritrean dishes, live shows of African ensembles, homage to African music, conversations and fundraising.

The main event is set for Levontin 7 at 10 p.m., where top refugee and Israeli musicians including Alma Zohar, Quami, HaGirafot, Groove Ambassadors and Darfur Star will sing freedom songs side by side.

Entrance to all events is free.

For more info visit:  www.facebook.com/events/61765227830277

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