Fest Afrika 2011


Fest Afrika’s 10th anniversary in July 2011!

The African dance and music festival Fest Afrika is organized in Tampere for the 10th time. The anniversary will be celebrated with workshops, concerts and now also an exhibition of African art. The festival events take place July 1.-9. and the art exhibition Colors under the sun – Värit auringon alla is open all July.

Festival program

Friday 1.7.
Fest Afrika Special Warm Up
Klubi, 18-04
African music and dance

Free entrance, after 24 entrance 2 €

Friday 8.7.
Telakka, 18-03

20.00 Brazillian Boyz (TRI&TOB/BRA) www.terrydecoteau.com
22.00 Mama Africa big band (SEN) www.mamaafricajkl.tk
24.00 Aikalaiset Afro beat /Funk www.myspace.com/aikalaiset

Entrance 10 €

Saturday 9.7.
Telakka, 16-03

19.00 Cheza Ngoma (TRE & HKI) Teatteri-Telakka www.chezangoma.net
21.00 Magulamberre band (MOZ/FIN) www.magulamberreband.net
22.30 The Mpondaz (TAN)
24.00 Hilton Marowa (ZIM/FIN)

Entrance 12 €

DJ:s Cliff, Altunes, George MTV, L-JahGun, Ray 1 4One

Advance tickets: Epe’s, Swamp Music Shop, Telakka

Workshops

Flamencoyhdistys, Pirkankatu 1 (entrance in the courtyard)
4.7. at 18-19.30 Catherine Knuutila / East African dancing and singing, drum accompaniment
6.7. at 18-19.30 Ismaila Sane / West African dancing with drum accompaniment
8.7. at 18-19.30 Pape Cisse, Mama Africa / West African dancing with drum accompaniment

Dance classes 10 € / class

The workshops suit anyone interested in African dance, also beginners. Reserve your place in advance with Marita: marita.ratia (at) moyo.fi / 040-7038206 or just show up.

Children’s day

Koko perheelle avointa lasten päivää vietetään 7.7.2011 klo 15-18 Flamencoyhdistyksen salilla (Pirkankatu 1, käynti sisäpihalta), jolloin ohjelmassa on afrikkalaisia lauluja, tanssia, rummutusta ja askartelua. Lasten päivänä esiintyy myös Voodoo Land Band!

Exhibition: Colors under the sun

East African Tinga Tinga art and photos by Juha Laitalainen at Galleria Emil, 4.-28.7.2011
Old Library / Galleria Emil, Keskustori 4 FREE ENTRANCE !
Information: Maija.Tenhunen (at) tieto.com

The exhibition is sponsored by Runsaudensarvi

Seminar: Being and African musician in Finland

Fest Afrika ry and the University of Tampere (international research project Afroeurope@ns) collaborates in organizing a workshop seminar with the title ”Being an African musician in Finland” on Saturday, July 9th. In the seminar, invited researchers and musicians discuss the situation of African music in Finland.