Fest Afrika @ Metso

Wednesday, July 5th 2017

14 – 17 Main library Metso, music department

The event will present the festival theme “Voices to be Heard” and the research project “The History of African Musicians in Finland” through short presentations, interviews and musical performances. Speakers/performers: Menard Mponda (Fest Afrika), Elina Seye (Global Music Centre) and musicians Malang Cissokho and Ismaila Sané.

Free entry, welcome!

Afroeuropeans Conference

Fest Afrika collaborates this year with the international Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe conference that takes place at the University of Tampere 6 – 8 July 2017.

The conference program includes also sessions on African and African-derived musics in Europe. To participate at the conference, you have to register and pay the conference fee (50 €) by June 8th. Check the conference website for details and instructions for registration.