Gems of Africa Gallery

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Urban Lux Magazine Issue Release Event: 10/15/2010


Monday, October 4, 2010

South Africa Group Trip: 2010

Our 9 person group trip to South Africa was fabulous.  More pictures to come.

We started off touring Pretoria and than to the Lesedi Cultural Village.














The next day we went to the Apartheid Museum, Hector Pieterson Museum/Memorial, Mandela's Home and Soweto Tour.  No photography is allowed in either of the museums.















We went on Safari to the Pilanesburg Game Reserve
















We than flew to Durban and went to Shakaland for the Zulu Tour

















We than flew to Cape Town and did the Cap Point Tour.  Great views of Table Mountain. and the surrounding areas.







Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Ugandan Orphans Choir - African Rhythm Tour: 7/8/2010

Presented by: Academy Theatre
Thursday 7/8/2010 at 7:30 p.m.
General Admission: $9.95
119 Center St.
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Phone: 404-474-8332

The Ugandan Orphans Choir brings a message of hope to American audiences through the traditional rhythmic dances and songs of Africa. The choir performs in colorful African costumes and sings both sacred and secular tribal songs from all over Africa accompanied by traditional instruments such as drums and pan pipes. The choir has delighted audiences across the United States and Canada with their sharing of African folklore through music and dance. 

Come and enjoy the music of Africa! Awesome! This is what people all over the United States say when they see The Ugandan Orphans Choir perform. Ugandan children are known for their outstanding musical talents, and these 10 children are delighting audiences with songs and tribal dances from their homeland. The Ugandan Orphans Choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide and this is the 5th Choir that has toured in the U.S. Childcare Worldwide has ministered in East Africa and around the globe for over 25 years and has made a difference in the lives of thousands of boys and girls, helping them survive and succeed. Plan to come to a great encounter of “mission in action!”


Tickets are $10. Purchase tickets now.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Huge 4th of July Weekend Sale: 7/4/2010

Huge 4th of July Weekend Sale!!!

We are having a Huge Sale this 4th of July weekend; Friday & Saturday Only. (Note: We will be closed on Sunday, July 4th). Not everything in the gallery will be on sale, but those items that are will have great discounts. So that special piece you fell in love with but thought that you couldn't afford, you just might be able to this weekend.  Layaway will NOT be available for this sale.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Taste of Culture: 5/20

A Taste of Culture
Thursday, May 20, 2010
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm3
Gems of Africa Gallery
630 North Highland Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

In June 2010, South Africa will become the first African nation to host the World Cup, the most widely viewed sporting event in the world. Join NBAF, the Wines of South Africa (WOSA), a not-for-profit industry organization which promotes the export of wines of South Africa; and Gems of Africa Gallery as we celebrate and toast South Africa!

Pre-register to win a bottle of South African wine!   All celebrants will receive a South African lapel pin.  Pre-register now.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Meet the World in Atlanta: 3/1/2010

Join us for a fun and elegant evening of international cuisine, wine, silent auction, and trivia to raise funds to Culture Connect's core program that serve over 6,000 people annually.

May 1, 2010 from 6:00-10:00pm at the Defoor Centre.
Click here to purchase tickets.

Culture Connect was founded in 2005 as a nonprofit organization with the purpose of meeting the needs of immigrants and refugees post-resettlement and offering Americans and newcomers an opportunity to learn from one another and work together effectively. Culture Connect’s spectrum of services supports individuals from the moment they immigrate to the time Atlanta becomes their home. We serve more than 6,000 individuals a year and have built strong relationships with public and private institutions, including school districts, hospitals, universities, community organizations, and government agencies.

Culture Connect develops cultural fluency among both immigrants and service providers to advance Atlanta as a flourishing internationally diverse community.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pamoja Penda Festival

Sunday, March 28, 2010 at The Park Tavern (corner of Monroe Ave. & 10th St.) in Midtown.

Pamoja Penda is a green music and arts festival that will benefit the Ugandan American Partnership Organization’s (UAPO) work with refugee communities in Northern Uganda, and help to raise awareness for grassroots organizations in Africa and in Atlanta.  Pamoja Penda's goal is to connect communities in Atlanta to Africa by bringing family and friends together in an eco-friendly celebration of arts, music and culture.  All of the proceeds from the festival will benefit UAPO.  The day will be filled with activities including seven bands, a barefoot soccer tournament organized by Grassroot Soccer, documentary films, a sustainable arts and crafts market and more.

Tickets are available online at  http://www.pamojapenda.org/

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Soweto Gospel Choir @ The Fox Theatre

Soweto Gospel Choir from South AfricaThursday, 2/25/2010 @ 8:00 p.m.
Fox Theatre
Atlanta, GA

Expect earthy rhythms, rich harmonies, and a cappella numbers, as well as accompaniment by an exciting 4-piece band and percussion section. Add to this, energetic dancing and vibrant, colorful costumes and the mix is awesome. This young dynamic choir performs both traditional and contemporary music, adding its own unique feel and interpretation to both.

The choir performs in 6 of South Africa's 11 official languages. This magnificent choir is styled with a contemporary feel, leaves all who hear it stunned with emotion. It is small wonder that they are charting a meteoric rise to international fame.

Their 2003 concert in Cape Town, under the auspices of former President Nelson Mandela, witnessed Soweto Gospel Choir in action alongside other musical greats like Bono, Queen, Anastacia, Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Cliff, and the Eurythmics. Wherever Soweto Gospel Choir has performed, whether in Europe, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom, or the United States, they have wowed audiences. The choir performed as invited guests for Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 75th and Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday celebrations. Soweto Gospel Choir has garnered numerous prestigious awards during its five year existence, including 3 Grammy Awards.      Buy Tickets Now...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Our New Shipments Have Arrived

We have just unpacked our new shipment of South African Pottery. As usual we have gotten in some fabulous pieces. Below are a few photos of the new items, but if want to see more, click here to go to our website or stop by our gallery to see all of the new pieces.

We recently got in new shipments of Driftwood Sculptures, Ngwenya Glass, Baskets and Kenyan Crafts as well.

Zimbabwean Pottery is now 40% OFF. until 2/13/2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cape Town Carnival

March 18-20, 2010
Cape Town, South Africa

From 2010, all citizens of Cape Town will have an annual, all inclusive Carnival that aims at bringing together the diverse communities of the city through the universal language of music, dance, cultural and creative expression. The inaugural Cape Town Carnival will be held from 18–20 March 2010. Book Your Trip Now!!!

The Cape Town Carnival endeavors to create something new, where communities interact and celebrate our uniqueness, but also unite as citizens of one of the most beautiful cities of the world. While Rio Carnival represents a benchmark in relation to our quest, Cape Town Carnival will be distinctly and uniquely representative of our South African demographic, psychographic and cultural representation. The Carnival is optimistic that this event will strengthen social cohesion and cultural expression, the building of community self-esteem and development and the creation of positive spin-offs for the local economy and especially tourism.

The theme for the 2010 Carnival is “Rhythm, Roots & Boots”, celebrating Cape Town’s inherent talent in all things cultural and artistic, as well as paying tribute to our rich heritage.  Carnival Schedule

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Relief for Haiti: Donate Now!!!

January 14 could be the biggest day for mobile giving to date, as word that texting "Haiti" to number 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross went viral via Twitter, Facebook, and news reports. (Facebook reports that its users have been posting more than 1,500 status updates a minute containing the word Haiti.)  Donate Now!!!

In $10 increments, more than $4 million has been raised via the MGive Foundation's Haiti campaign, according to a Verizon Wireless spokesman. The campaign was set up with with the U.S. State Department and Red Cross late Tuesday night. While the total had reached $2 million Wednesday night, it climbed to $3 million overnight and surpassed $4 million Thursday morning--a number that could continue climbing steadily for days.

"Today is a huge day for mobile giving," Tony Aiello, chief executive of MGive, told The New York Times. "We are experiencing a tipping point."

MGive offers a variety of mobile giving campaigns, including texting "DOB" to the same number to donate to Doctors Without Borders and "need" to Neediest Kids, and has waived its typical licensing fee to the Red Cross so that 100 percent of every donation actually makes its way to the relief organization.

"Catastrophic fund-raising is different from the everyday fund-raising that we help facilitate," Aiello says. "This is a huge tragedy, and we simply hope to help provide relief."

According to MGive's Haiti FAQ, most mobile carriers allow only two $10 donations to be made a month, and users will be billed for these donations by their carriers, not MGive. Meanwhile, MGive's 90999 HAITI campaign only works for U.S. mobile phone numbers.

Receipts of donations can be both confirmed and printed at http://mgive.org/receipt/ by entering the mobile phone number used to make one's text donation. The MGive Foundation, established just four months ago, says it is responsible for raising more than 90 percent of all funds to date through the mobile giving channel.

Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean, who runs the charity organization Yele, has also set up a mobile donation campaign, through which people can donate $5 when they text "Yele" to number 501501, or more when they Donate Online.

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