Kijiji Night

Kijiji means village in Swahili. This cherished event held during Black History Month has united thousands of attendees across and beyond the African diaspora.  

“Since 2015, Kijiji Night has been held at the Seattle Art Museum, but after the 2020 event, COVID-19 forced us to pause. We are excited to bring the spirit of the African Village back at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute,” Simon Okelo, Founder & Executive Director of One Vibe Africa, said. 

Though the location changed in 2023, Okelo anticipates the festivities will be back to Seattle Art Museum and just as incredible as they have been in previous years. 

The evening will feature special musical performances headlined by local musicians, a dynamic panel discussion with community leaders on the history of Black collaboration, storytelling and spectacular food. 


One Vibe Africa serves the local African communities by architecting innovative events and content which showcase African culture, empower African leaders and artists, and instigate cross-cultural exchange between Seattle and Africa. Highlights include Kijiji Night at Seattle Art Museum and Madaraka Festival at Kisumu Beach Resort in Kenya. We have produced these events annually since 2008 reaching nearly 25,000 attendees and receiving over 12 million digital impressions.

Our Impact

  • Building communities through storytelling, poetry, music, and art

How can you help?

    • Attend Kijiji Night
    • Perform at Kijiji Night
    • Volunteer at Kijiji Night
    • Sponsor Kijiji Night
    • Partner with Kijiji Night