In light of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Da’African Village hosted another Pan African Soul Session focused on being healthy from the inside out. On Friday, July 19, the panelists, who are all active mental health professionals and health advocates in the community, shared their knowledge, perspectives and experiences.
Africa Love and Da’African Village are gaining popularity within the Las Vegas community due to an abundance of community-focused events. The organizations are staying true to their mission of “bringing Africa to the world” through cultural immersion and bridging the gap between Africans and African Americans.
The Djembe was used in healing ceremonies, rites of passage, ancestral worship, warrior rituals, as well as social dances. Even the creation of a Djembe drum is sacred. It is believed that the drum holds the spirit of its maker; the wood of the body, the skin of the drum head and the workmanship of the artist who made the drum.
The African American and African communities in Vegas are prominent yet it’s hard to find our place in this city. In efforts to establish a bridge of togetherness, the Africa Love store - through Da'African Village, our sister company and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Nevada - opens its doors through a bi-monthly forum called, “Pan-African Soul Sessions.” (P.A.S.S) The focus of the forum is to build a bond between the African and African American communities in our city.