Shared Promise


The people and families served by the African Center are not just consumers; they are also partners and members of the emerging newcomer community. The organization’s operational philosophy is based ion support and empowerment with the belief that the end result will lead to a shared promise to work together for a dynamic vision of the community’s future and together to secure that future.

The Tastes of Africa was created in 1999 as an annual event to promote the rich and authentic cuisines from Africa. The event allows participates to partake in the tasting of foods and different cultures representing different parts of Africa. The event also features modeling show and exhilarating sight and sounds. In addition, the Tastes of Africa has become a torch bearer for charity; raising funds and friends for Africa and serving the people mostly in need.

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As we prepare for the 2014 Taste of Africa, we hereby express our profound gratitude to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, patrons, guests and staff members who made the 2013 event a success.   We look forward to your continued support. Thank you.

Dress Code: Business/Professional/Traditional
Admission Ticket: $20 for single; $35 for couple/pair 
Space is limited. Tickets will be issued on first-come-first-serve basis
Student discount: 50% discount for students with current school ID card.

Ticket Points. Tickets are available online and at locations near you. Online ticket is available by clicking TasteofAfrica


Ticket Locations: Tickets are available at the following locations (check in for update on more locations).

Central Township & Downtown


The African Center

3737 North Meridian Street, Ste 507

Indianapolis, IN. 46208

317 927 9777


Sally Professional African Hairbraiding

18 West 22nd Street

Indianapolis, IN. 46202

317 924 5162 or 317 701 5995


Naaman Barber Shop

5506 W. Washington Street

Indianapolis, IN. 46241

317 652 5975

West side of Indianapolis


AAA African Hairbraiding

3809 Lafayette Rd. Ste. E

Indianapolis, IN. 56254

317 531 0757


Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

5352 W. 38th Street

Indianapolis, IN. 46254

317 340 2088


Tanti Braids

West 38th Street

Indianapolis, IN. 46254

317 291 8542

317 515 4028


East side of Indianapolis


Rama’s Hair Braiding

5050 East 38th Street

Indianapolis, IN. 46218

317 496 8229


Speedway Area


Grace Variety Store

5230 West 10th Street

(corner of 10th and Lynhurst)

Speedway, IN. 46224

317 487 8254

317 603 9787