Sema Jambo on World Kiswahili Day 2023
Sema Jambo celebrating culture, art, music & food of swahili speaking communities….
The 7th of July was officially recognised as World Kiswahili Day by the United Nations in 2022.
To Mark this MTM Awards, with our partners at Bristol Black Cares held the first Kiswahili Day celebrations in the River Room of the House of Lords, Westminster.
The Late Lord Mohamed Sheikh facilitated the event venue and Baroness Sandy Verma hosted the event.
H.E Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro. High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland, was graciously our chief guest. Also attending were guests from Swahili speaking countries in the diaspora, and diverse community and business leaders from across the UK.
This was a stellar success leading to our second year where we will hold two events to mark World Kiswahili Day 2023.
The theme of these festivities will be Sema Jambo, which simply means ‘Say Hello’
Thursday the 6th of July at 6:00 pm to 8.00 pm
The event will be held in the prestigious River Room of the House of Lords hosted by The Rt. Hon. Lord Paul Boateng Baron of Akyem and Wembley, courtesy of the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, London.
The River Room is a unique state room in the House of Lords, and we are honoured to be there again for an evening of culture,networking, swahili entertainment and light refreshments with spectacular views of the Thames, all gathered to celebrate the beautiful language of Kiswahili, that is spoken by over 200 million people across the world.
This is an INVITE ONLY Evening- Dress Code: Official Lounge
July 7th – 6pm to 11pm
Sema Jambo Evening at Westminster Central Hall London.
An exquisite Swahili Dinner Evening of swahili culture, music and entertainment honouring those from Swahili speaking countries in the UK, Europe and across international waters for their excellence in propagating Swahili across the globe. On this night we officially launch the Malaika Foundation UK, a project that will help support under-privileged children through education.
On this day Glittery Gala Evening we celebrate with a multitude of diverse communities, key players in the Diaspora community, organisations from Swahili speaking countries and local civic, government VIPs and a host of business elite.
This is a TICKETED Evening – Limited number of Tickets will go on sale soon..
Dress Code: Black-Tie/ Evening Gowns/Traditional ceremonial
1st World Kiswahili Day Evening by MTM and Bristol Black Carers at the River Room House of Lords with the Kind Permission of the Lord Speaker hosted by Baroness Sanday Verma facilitated by the Lord Sheikh(Late)-July 7th 2022.