Fest Afrika 2005


The yearly African dance and music event Fest Afrika brings once again rhythm to Kulttuuritalo Telakka on July 13.-15. The fourth festival is organized by the African dance and culture association Cheza Ngoma and it now continues for three days. The theme for this year is Roots in Africa.

The teheme reminds us about the huge amount of rhythms and dances that have their roots in Africa. The program includes not only traditional dance and music from East and West Africa, but also reggae, RnB, rap, hiphop and Afro Cuban rhythms.

Performers

Wednesday 13.7.2005, 13.00-02.00

Kuukumina, Helsinki (Afro-Cuban rhythms and songs)
Mawe Cultural Troupe, Tampere (traditional African songs and drumming)
Cheza Ngoma, Tampere (choreography Roots)
Mama Africa, Turku (djembe drumming)
Watoto Children, Tampere (Cheza Ngoma’s children’s group)
DJ’s Cliff, Edo, Fidelis, Simon etc.

Thursday 14.7.2005, 13.00-02.00

Joint singing and drumming, dance competition
Roots Cultivation, Helsinki (reggae music)
Cheza Ngoma (choreography Roots)
Mawe Cultural Troupe, Tampere (traditional African songs and drumming)
Watoto Children, Tampere (Cheza Ngoma’s children’s group)
DJ’s Cliff, Edo, Fidelis, Simon etc.

Friday 15.7.2005, 13.00-03.00

”African Hiphop – The Motherland Connection”
Mad Ice, Tanzania
Afro 1, Ghana
Metarap, Somalia-Finland
Cheddar, Latvia
Brand X, Tanzania

Derectio Crew, Tampere (hiphop dance group)
DJs LT Vicky, Eric B, Raheem etc.

Program

Wednesday 13.7.2005

13.00 The event begins
14.00 DJ’s background music
15.30 Mama Africa
17.00 Watoto Children
19.00 Cheza Ngoma
20.00 Mawe Cultural Troupe (DVD release)
22.00 Kuukumina
24.00 Limbo Competition

Thursday 14.7.2005

13.00 The event begins
15.00 DJ’s background music
16.00 Joint singing
17.00 Watoto Children
18.30 Zai and I
19.30 Cheza Ngoma
21.00 Mawe Cultural Troupe
22.30 Roots Cultivation
00.30 Dance Competition

Friday 15.7.2005

13.00 The event begins
14.00 DJ’s background music
15.00 Brand X
16.00 Cheddar
17.00 Derectio Crew
18.00 Metarap
19.00 Afro 1
20.30 Derectio Crew
23.00 Mad Ice
00.00 OCG

Sponsors:
Nekalan kioski
Punnitse ja säästä
SPR
Tampereen kaupungin kulttuuritoimi
Uusi erä siivouspalvelu
Viking Line