On the weekend of March 10, 2012 the National Union of Eritrean Women-Los Angeles (NUEW-LA) hosted its annual Womens Day event. It was held from 9pm till 3am in Culver City. YPFDJ Orange County/ Los Angeles were also a big part of the night as they worked alongside NUEW to help make the event a success. Musician Aron Tadesse along with keyboardist Teklit were the musical guests for the night. Food was provided by NUEW as well as a beautiful cake designed and baked by NUEW member Wuba.
The night started out with a grand entrance by the women and children holding flags and dancing. It was immediately followed by a Kunama performance put on by the Hidri, ages 7-14.
During a brief intermission a presentation was held by YPFDJ OC/LA’s own Yohanna Sahle about her trip to Nakfa this past winter and her participation in the first ever YPFDJ youth conference held in Eritrea. The last performance to grace the evening was a cultural fashion show put on by the youth of Los Angeles. The night ended with Aron Tadesse joining the crowd, kirar in tow, to enjoy the last song of a beautiful and successful night.
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