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Comedy Night



Friday, March 22, 2019, 8pm


It’s Comedy Night at The Africa Center! Join us for ‘THE IMMIGRANT IS STAYING’!


As a black, Muslim, immigrant living in New York City, Mohamed uses comedy to reclaim the ‘American Dream’, a dream which has been immortalized by hard-working immigrants. This show will be a journey of self-discovery, identity, and an eye-opening look behind the curtain and into the life of a millennial immigrant living in America. The show aims to empower all the immigrants and outsiders who have grown up in constant search of a home. All of Mohamed’s shows raise funds for charitable organizations and institutions which push the importance of positive change.


Mohamed has lived a nomadic life; he was born in Muscat, Oman, grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and is currently based in New York. While he is a New Zealand citizen, his origins are in Sudan, a nation which until recently fell under the US travel ban. Comedy has always been a way for him to feel grounded within his uniquely ungrounded lifestyle. On stage, he feels accepted in a way that he never was as a child bouncing between 11 homes on three continents.


As an award-winning comic, a major label signed musician and creative, Mohamed has been able to travel the globe and experience a multitude of cultures and environments. But, it’s in New York City that he’s finally found his home, in the city of nomads and endless possibilities.



Doors open at 7:30pm

Comedy at 8pm

Tickets: $15


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page.



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Last week at our Summer Reading Series with guest writer, music producer, and multi percussionist Carlos "Caco" De Oliveira.

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Recap pics from the 3rd program of our summer children's reading series, curated by @onemoorebook - We were joined by writer, music producer, and multi percussionist Carlos "Caco" De Oliveira.

Our final program will be this Friday, August 23rd, 10AM-11:30AM.

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