Wednesday, July 31st 2013
19.00 Hällä theatre
Menard Mponda, Cheza Ngoma & friends:
Entry 15/10 €
(Only about 50 tickets left, situation on 28.7.)
klo 21-04 Gloria Latino Bar
Fest Afrika Grand Opening
/ The Rise of the Queens After Party
Entry 3 €
Thursday, August 1st 2013
Sousou & Maher Cissoko (Senegal/Sweden)
Wilson Kirwa (Kenya/Finland)
Entry 12 €
Friday, August 2nd 2013
Acoustic Africa 3: Afropean Women – IMPORTANT! AA3 showtime at 22:00!!!
– Dobet Gnahoré (Ivory Coast)
– Manou Gallo (Ivory Coast)
– Kareyce Fotso (Cameroon)
Entry 27 €
Saturday, August 3rd 2013
19 Klubi terrace
Iida Sams ja Kaihosaundi (Finland)
Dekula Band (Congo/Tanzania/Angola)
Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble (Finland/Benin)
Sibiri BB Konaté (Burkina Faso/Finland)
Entry 23 €
Festival Pass (Thu, Fri & Sat concerts) 50 €
Tullikamarin aukio 2, Tampere
Tullikamarin aukio 3, Tampere
Hämeenkatu 25, Tampere
Hämeenkatu 24, Tampere
Reservations for Wednesday’s dance show: Elina Reunanen, firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 040 7337947. Festival Passes (Thu-Fri-Sat) and tickets for Klubi concerts: Tiketti. Single tickets for Telakka concert only at the door!
Fest Afrika offers this year even more workshops than before – welcome to dance, drum and sing with excellent teachers!
Workshop aikataulu – download the workshop timetable as a pdf file!
Teachers Ally & Julia Milao (Tanzania/Finland)
Mon 29.7. and Tue 30.7.2013 at 17.30 – 19.00
Teacher Liina Halsti Ndiaye
Sabar basics, Thu 1.8.2013 at 14.00 – 16.00
Fri 2.8. – Sun 4.8.2013 Fri – Sat at 14.00 – 16.00, Sun at 12.30 – 14.30
Afro Caribbean Party
Teacher Aino Hujanen
Fri 2.8.2013 at 17.30 – 19.00
Teacher Outi Kallinen
Sat 3.8.2013 at 17.30 – 19.00
Teacher Sibiri BB Konaté (Burkina Faso/Finland)
Sun 4.8.2013 at 14.30 – 16.00
Teachers Nana & Laura / Peace Star Azonto (Ghana/Estonia/Finland)
Sun 4.8.2013 at 16.00 – 17.30
Teacher Ally Milao (Tanzania/Finland)
Mon 29.7. and Tue 30.7.2013 at 16.00 – 17.30
Djembe & dundun
Teacher N’Fanly “Alya” Camara (Guinea/Finland)
Fri 2.8. and Sat 3.8.2013 at 16.00 – 17.30
Teacher Catherine “Kelly” Knuutila (Tanzania/Finland)
Thu 1.8.2013 at 17.30 – 19.00
Makumba, Yliopistonkatu 58 B, 6. krs (Mon & Tue)
Atalpa, Tampereen yliopisto, Ratapihankatu 55 (Thu – Sun)
Sabar (dance class with live accompaniment) 25 eur / class (2 h)
Tanzanian and Guinean dances (live accompaniment) 20 eur / class (1,5 h)
Drumming, Singing, Afro Caribbean Party, Contemporary, Azonto 15 eur / class (1,5 h)
– if you participate in at least 3 classes: –10 %, if paid to bank accont by June 30th –20 %
– if you participate in at least 7 classes: –20 %, if paid to bank accont by June 30th –30 %
Discounts applicable only if all classes paid at the same time. Payments to bank account or by cash before the first class. Instructions for payments to bank account will be sent by email to enrolled participants.
Important! Workshop participants can buy the festival pass (without Tiketti fee) by paying it to the festival bank account together with the workshop payment.
Enrollment preferably by email: email@example.com – infos also by phone: +358-40-5063905.
Seminar: Collaborating with African musicians
Sat, August 3rd 2013 at 13.00
Telakka, 2. floor
In this seminar, we will discuss how African music and collaboration with African musicians has influenced Finnish musicians, the Finnish music scene and Finnish culture at large. The seminar is part of a research project called “The African presence in Finland”, led by the professor of social anthropology Anna Rastas (University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities).
Discussants: musician Janne Halonen, dancer-musician Outi Kallinen and musician Sakari Löytty, as well as Fest Afrika director Menard Mponda, Anna Rastas and researcher Elina Seye.
The seminar is open to everyone, the audience can participate in the discussion, which will be in English.
Art and photo exhibition: African women
July 22nd – August 3rd 2013
Gallery of Metso library, 2nd floor
As a part of this years festival you will see an exhibition about African women. The exhibition presents a collection of photos by Eeva Johansson and paintings by Louna Widenius.
Eeva Johansson has taken photos in different parts of Africa. In them, women are portrayed in the most familiar surroundings to them, both at work and at celebrations. Thus, the photos also offer to the audience a view to everyday life in Africa – a paint completely different picture of Africa than the media. The colourful paintings by Louna Widenius present African women in Finnish landscapes.
July 27th – 30th, 2013
Arthouse Cinema Niagara, Kehräsaari
During Fest Afrika four films will be shown:
- The Children of Troumaron (Mauritius 2012), Sat 27.7. at 20.30
- Dear Mandela (South Africa/USA 2012), Sun 28.7. at 19.00
- Sarabah (Senegal/USA 2011), Mon 29.7. at 21.00
- Sisters in Law (Cameroon/UK 2005), Tue 30.7. at 21.00
Information about the films on Niagara website.
Tickets: 5 € / film
The film program has been enabled by Helsinki African Film Festival.
This year, the popular Fest Afrika children’s day will take place twice!
Both events are free of charge, supported by the City of Tampere and Vastedes ry.
Thursday, August 1st 2013
14-17 in Telakka, Tullikamarin aukio 3, 2nd floor
Multiple Finnish champion runner tells African style stories in Finnish.
Family afro by Afroahjo around 14.45 and 16.00
Dancing, singing, rhythms and rhymes from Guinea. In family afro children can enjoy themselves together with their parents, even the smallest ones can join in!
Sunday, August 4th 2013
12-15 in Children’s Cultural Centre Rulla, Finlaysoninkuja 6
Drumming with Francois Amoussou at 12 – 14
Francois from Benin teaches children to play African rhythms. The drumming sessions last for about 20 minutes, so that everyone will get their turn to play.
Capoeira for children with Jenni Kuronen from 14 onwards
Experienced capoeira teacher Jenni teaches movements, songs and music of Afro-Brazilian capoeira, as well as actual capoeira playing. The idea is that creative movement and the interpretation of music is for everyone and does not require special skills.
Both drumming and capoeira is best suited for school-aged children but younger children can participate together with a parent.
August 1st – 3rd, 2013
In front of the concert venues:
– on Thursday, August 1st, from around 14 on Telakka terrace and in front of it
– on Friday, August 2nd and on Saturday, August 3rd, from around 16 on Klubi terrace