Photos | After a Two-Year Hiatus, MoAD Makes Big Splash with Afropolitan Ball

A high energy celebration of Bay Area Black talent

Event: MoAD Afropolitan Ball 2022
Date: October 15, 2022
Location: City View @ Metreon, San Francisco
Photos (14): Courtesy of MoAD / Y’Anad Burrell

After a two-year hiatus, this year’s fundraising gala returned this year headlined by Bay Area triple Grammy Award-winning artist, Fantastic Negrito, and with electrifying performances featuring the uptempo grooves of local supergroup Bayonics, who performed their unique blend of Latin music, reggae, and R&B. In addition to DJ sets from Oakland’s DJ Lady Ryan, who has played with artists such as George Clinton, Journey, Erykah Badu, and is resident DJ for the Golden State Warriors.

Guests did not disappoint with the vibrant and couture designs worn at the event.  These designs represented many African continents and watching them dance the night away added even more flavor to the evening. Attendees enjoyed a wide variety of tastes from the African Diaspora and a hosted bar sponsored by Hella Coastal Brewery and Uncle Ernest, as well as other surprises.

The annual Afropolitan Ball benefits MoAD’s exhibitions, emerging artists, public programs featuring renowned artists and authors, and award-winning arts education programs serving over 6,000 youth.

MoAD Celebrates Black Artists – Nob Hill Gazette
Museum of the African Diaspora Presents It’s Annual Gala Afropolitan Ball 2022 – Black Press USA

Y'Anad - and Go!
Y'Anad - and Go!
Y’Anad is a San Francisco native and the Founder/CEO of Glass House Communications (GHC), a public relations agency, and Fashion On The Square (FOTS), one of the largest and longest running charity runway shows on the West Coast. She is the cultural connoisseur for the Bay Area REGISTRY, and a freelance journalist for Post New Groups. One of her many passions is to infuse a ‘lifestyle of art’ throughout the Bay Area, especially within grades K-12. Y’Anad’s daily bread quote is “It’s A Lifestyle”. And Go!

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