Irikefe Obareki popularly known as Kefee has been invited to opening the stage for American soul singer India Arie during the African Festival of the Arts, Chicago (AFA) at the main stage of Festival Dee Parmer Woodtor.
Kefee who jetted out of the country two weeks ago with her band members is on a month’s six-city tour of the United States told EE “If I ever liked African music, this experience has made me like it more now than I ever did. I am very proud of what I do. The reception of my kind of music has been overwhelming even though some of my audience don’t understand my language yet they respond enthusiastically”
Kefee would be joining the the likes of Angelique Kidjo and Hugh Masekela who before her had gotten the honour of flying the African banner on the AFA platform like Angelique Kidjo and Hugh Masekela. The show is expected to be seen by an estimated 30,000 people on Labour Day Weekend, September 5, 2011.
The festival is a yearly spectacular celebration of arts and culture from across the African Diaspora. The fiesta features a parade of African-cuisine, fabrics and visual arts. Other American stars that would perform at the event include gospel duo, Mary Mary and Bootsy Collins among others.