About Tanya Amaral
In 2020 Tania conceived and curated the first annual African Connections – a celebration of artistic talents of individuals from the African Diaspora and presentations to shine the light on the vast continent of Africa and it’s unique cultural diversity. African Connections is scheduled every February. Annually on May 25, Tania curates and co-produces with Crimson Coast Dance, Africa Day. a holiday that commemorates that the May 25, 1963 signing by 32 African countries of the Charter of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). This later evolved into the African Union (AU). which called for greater unity among African countries. It is significant because it marks the end of over three hundred years of colonialism, segregation and white minority rule and the establishment of a new democratic government led by Nelson Mandela and a new state subject to a new constitution.