The 9th edition was grand, educational, and inclusive to all! The Gala themed event is the center place for modern afro-inspired fashion, as well as theatrical and stage talent. The showcase included dancers, singers, poets, fashion designers, and musicians. The objective behind this occasion is to gather the different communities that constitute the diaspora and to celebrate black excellence. ASAC also intends on including more nuances to our concept of being African. This means more diversity in the representation of what it means to be African; more Arabic representation, more elements of the Islands around the continent such as Madagascar and the Mauritius and the Seychelles. The storyline structuring UZURI will be a journey across all corners of the African continent. Guests will be served at their tables to cocktail bites, food, and beverages during the running of the whole show so as to guarantee a unique experience. A new addition to UZURI will be the creation of a scholarship intended to encourage projects that work to the development of opportunities for individuals in the African community. The closing of the Gala will be followed by an after party.