Fest Afrika 2014

Main program

Wednesday July 23th 2014

19.00 Love & Revolution with Miriam Makeba (musical theatre)
20.30 Swirl in Bamako (elokuva)

Tickets 15 € (theatre) / 8 € (film) / 20 € (both)

Let’s Get Together!

Thursday July 24th 2014

19 – 01 Telakka
Open stage for African music and dance enthusiasts
Maco Oey & Mabadiriko Band
Urban Groove Collective

Tickets 5 € (only at the door)

Main concert

Habib Koite Jaqee The Bangoura Band

Friday July 25th 2014

19 – 02 Pakkahuone

Habib Koité (Mali)
Jaqee (Uganda/Sweden)
The Bangoura Band (Guinea/Iceland)
Extreme AfroCapo Show & Unito

Tickets 25 € (advance tickets 22 € / Tiketti)

Beautiful Nordic Sounds

Moussa Diallo Sousou & Maher Cissoko PolePole

Saturday July 26th 2014

20 – 04 Klubi

Nordic Big Band
Sousou & Maher Cissoko (Senegal/Sweden)
Moussa Diallo Trio (Mali/Denmark)
Arnold Chiwalala with PolePole (Tanzania/Finland)

Tickets 20 € (advance tickets 16,50 € / Tiketti)


Workshops for adults

Tue 22.7.2014
16.00 – 17.30 balafon / Maarika Autio
17.30 – 19.00 African dance* / Casamance / Maarika Autio

Wed 23.7.2014
16.00 – 17.30 sabar drumming / Doudou Sarr Ndoye

Thu 24.7.2014
16.00 – 17.30 dundunba special / drumming / Abdoulaye Condé
17.30 – 19.00 dundunba special* / dance / Sointu & Abdoulaye Condé

Fri 25.7.2014
15.00 – 16.30 tricking / Unito group
16.00 – 17.30 African dance / Madagaskar / Njara Rasolo
17.30 – 19.00 street dance / Njara Rasolo

Sat 26.7.2014
12.30 – 14.00 djembe drumming / Cheick Bangoura
14.00 – 15.30 African dance / Madagaskar / Njara Rasolo
15.30 – 17.00 afrodisco / Joe Kaiga
17.00 – 18.30 reggaeton / Joe Kaiga

Sun 27.7.2014
14.00 – 15.30 African dance / Kenya / Joe Kaiga
15.30 – 17.00 ragga-dis / Joe Kaiga

Youth (about 9-13 y)

Wed 23.7.2014
13 – 14 drumming / Menard Mponda
14 – 15 dance / Menard Mponda


Wed 23.7.2014
15.00 – 15.45 family afro / Menard Mponda

Thu 24.7.2014
14.00 – 14.45 baby afro / Sointu Condé
15.00 – 15.45 family afro / Sointu & Abdoulaye Condé


Salsa school Vanha Havanna, Kauppakeskus Tullintori, 2nd floor (fitness club Albatross), Tullikatu 6

HUOM! Tricking: Atalpa, stretching hall, Tampereen yliopisto, Ratapihankatu 55


Dance classes with live accompaniment* 20 eur / class
Other dance classes, tricking 15 eur / class
Drumming classes 17 eur / class
Balafon 25 eur (includes rent of instrument)

– take 2 or more classes, get –10 % (–20 %) discount
– take 6 or more classes, get –20 % (–30 %) discount

If you pay the classes to Fest Afrika ry bank account by 30.6.2014, you get the higher discount. The account and reference numbers will be sent by email after you have enrolled in the classes you want.

Family afro, baby afro, youth classes
Family afro 12 eur / adult + 1–2 children (or 20 eur / 2 adults + children from the same family)
Baby afro (adult + baby in a baby sling or carrier) 12 eur
Youth classes 10 eur / class
No discounts apply to these classes!

Additional info and enrollment

Enrollment form
or Elina: elina@festafrika.net, tel. 040-5063905


Fest Afrika festival aims to create networking opportunities and raise awareness of African musics. For this purpose, the festival hosts a music camp for a group of invited artist living in the Nordic countries. These artists will work together and create a joint performance that will be heard in the Saturday concert of the Fest Afrika 2014.

The Nordic cross-cultural music camp serves as a platform for African musicians in the Nordic countries: it offers a setting where they can influence each other by exchanging musical knowledge, and share information about possible ways to reach new audiences in the region.

The participants of the music camp, together with other music professionals, will also get together for a seminar to discuss how we could increase the visibility of African artists and their activities in the Nordic countries. The objective is to promote collaborations between artists, organizers, and different institutions in order to increase the number of initiatives that reflect the cultural diversity in Nordic communities and that would make African musics more familiar to local audiences.

The Nordic cross-cultural music camp and the seminar is supported by Nordic Culture Point and Nordic Culture Fund.

The seminar is open and free to anyone interested in its theme!

The language of the seminar is English.

Nordic Cross Culture Camp – Which Way Forward?

July 25th 2014 10 – 14
Holiday Inn Tampere, conference room

Preliminary schedule

10.00 Opening of the seminar
10.15 Video greeting from Olli-Poika Parviainen (City of Tampere, Finland)
10.30 Outi Korhonen (Arts Promotion Centre Finland)
10.45 Edwina Goldstone (Catalysti, Association of Transcultural Artists in Finland)
11.00 Hill-Aina Steffenach (Transform, Trondheim Folk Music Festival, Norway)
11.15 Menard Mponda (Fest Afrika festival, Finland)
11.30 discussion
BREAK (about 11.45–12.00)
12.00 Vilma Timonen (Sibelius Academy, Finland)
12.15 Lena Gregersen (The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark)
12.30 Eva Kunda (Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, Sweden)
12.45 Moussa Diallo (musician, Denmark)
13.00 Laye Ananas (musician, Norway)
13.15 discussion

The seminar features music performances by

The Mpondas (Suomi)
Sousou & Maher Cissoko (Ruotsi)


Antti-Ville Kärjä (Academy of Finland, Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive)
Anna Rastas (University of Tampere, “The African Presence in Finland” project)
Elina Seye (University of Tampere, Global Music Centre, Fest Afrika festival)

Musicians participating in the Nordic Cross Culture Music Camp

From Denmark: Moussa Diallo, Marco Richard Diallo, Dawda Jobarteh
From Sweden: Maher Cissoko, Sousou Cissoko, Stefan Bergman, Chris Montgomery
From Finland: Arnold Chiwalala, Topi Korhonen, Ricardo Padilla, Petra Käppi, Pekko Käppi, Menard Mponda, Paleface, Cheick Cissokho
From Norway: Laye Ananas
From Iceland: Cheick Bangoura, Baba Bangoura, Sindri Magnússon,
 Pétur Daníel Pétursson,
 Valbjörn Snær Lilliendahl,
 Sólveig Morávek Jóhannsdóttir,
 Elvar Bragi Kristjónsson, 
Atli Þór Kristinsson,
 Albert Sölvi Óskarsson

Side program

Children’s day

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 10 – 13
Children’s Cultural Centre Rulla, Finlaysoninkuja 6

The Children’s day program will this year include animal stories, animations and a concert. Read detailed information about the event in the calender. Children’s day is free of charge!

See also the workshop schedule, there are classes for families with small children as well as for older children.


16. – 27.7.2014
Koskikeskus, Hatanpään valtatie 1, 1. krs

Communicative textiles

The exhibition presents colourful printed cloths that are used for clothing all over Africa. The cloths can also carry messages that the people wearing them want to pass to others in their community. Clothss from different parts of Africa have been chosen for the exhibition.

As a part of the exhibition is Karoliina Halsti-Ndiaye’s installation We have a message – Suñu bat. Based on a project between her and girl groups of a Senegalese NGO, it shows how textiles can be used as a channel of communication in the local community. In the project, the girls were encouraged to draw pictures and design patterns that would enhance awareness about children’s rights. Some of the drawings were put together to prints and printed on textile that can be used in campaigns and NGO activities inside the community.

Suñu bat

Karoliina Halsti-Ndiaye has a master’s degree from the Aalto University School of Art and Design, from the program for textile art and design. She has been living in Senegal, and is strongly linked there not only through her husband but also thorough Senegalese dance. She has worked as a designer in development projects for example in Senegal and India, where she has trained and helped local producers in the process of product development.

African market

The traditional Fest Afrika market will take place at all the festival concerts. If you are interested in having a table to sell your products at the market, contact Marita, tel. 0407038206, email: marita@festafrika.net


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