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Warm Up African Food Festival Takes Place in Berlin

The first of its kind in Berlin, the Warm Up African Food Festival will take place on 15th October in Haubentaucher

October 19th, 2016
Alicia Hoor, Berlin Global
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The African Food Festival was founded by a young team with Ghanaian and German roots, made up of Pamela Owusu-Brenyah, Kwame Owusu and Liane Owusu. As a warm-up for the African Food Festival, which will take place in 2017, a similar event is being held in Berlin in October.

The Warm Up Festival is not only a chance to promote the African Food Festival, but is also an opportunity to see how the foodie Mecca of Berlin will react to a whole new experience, as African cuisine is still underrepresented in the capital.

The Warm Up Festival will bring a rich variety of authentic African food to Berlin. It will showcase everything from innovative street food to traditional African cuisine and from grilled meat to vegan food. It also aims to encourage a new culinary and multicultural experience.

Many different chefs, both professional and autodidacts, from Ghana, Senegal, Gambia, Sudan, Morocco, Uganda, South Africa, Angola and the Ivory Coast will cook street food classics such as Nigerian beans and plantain, South African bunny chows, Sudanese falafel, fish dishes from the Ivory Coast, couscous and merguez from Morocco, jollof rice variations from Ghana, Afritos (African Burritos) and much more.

The event will take place in Haubentaucher (Revalerstrasse 99, 10245 Berlin) on Saturday 15th October from 12:00 to 21:00. For those who are still able dance after so much delicious food, there will be an after party showcasing African music styles such as afrobeats, afrohouse, hiphop, and African funky tunes. It will have an impressive line-up of international DJs, including DJ Juls from London, DJ O’Nit from Angola, and DJ Mo from Mozambique.

Early-bird tickets are available on the event webpage. Entrance is free for children under the age of 12.

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