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District 5 Unity in Diversity Award - May 2007

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition 

Mayors Award 1998 


Africa village on tour Print E-mail

ImageOriki Theater's "African Village on Tour" was first featured at the 1994 San Jose America Festival.  The project brings to any location a physical representation of a real African village. Life size but portable structures are set up indoors or outdoors giving visitors to the village an opportunity to visit "Africa" without leaving their grounds.

Image The " Village" consists of a Royal Palace, Village huts, a Market place, and features colorful and interactive activities for both young and old, like story telling, drumming, dancing, face painting, mask making, etc. Themes of African traditional life are re-enacted, including: libations, naming ceremonies, marriage, etc. 


Prior to your existence, there was a void in this community of real, educational, entertaining, informative African culture.

- NAACP – San Jose / Silicon Valley Chapter

…for your contribution to enriching the life of the community particularly through programming in schools

- City of Mountain View Mayor’s Award, 1998

In recognition of outstanding and invaluable contribution to the community.

- Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, awarded to Oriki Theater, 10/25/03

This is a group dead-set on presenting authentic African culture

- The Metro