Omar Victor Diop, Pedro Camejo, 2015, Série Diaspora © Omar Victor Diop, Courtesy Galerie MAGNINA, Paris
The Afropolitan Festival is three days of exceptional programming dedicated to Afropolitan art, creativity and state of mind, presented by BOZAR and its partners, with honorary guest artists Fredy Massamba, the great voice of Afro-soul, and Tatiana Silva, television presenter. Some thirty multidisciplinary events with over 70 artists and cultural players from Belgium, the two Congos, Ghana and Europe are articulated around three themes: the Belgian Congolese diaspora, Afropolitans of Europe, and bridges between Sub-Saharans and North Africans. The majority of the events are free.
Join us at the official opening of the Festival, Friday February 3 at 20:00 in the Horta Hall, in the company of the Festival’s honorary guests Fredy Massamba and Tatiana Silva, and with the performance of the dance duo, Les Mybalés.
Ongoing and forthcoming
MUSIC – AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017
From hybrid rumba to Afro-funk by way of the high life and slam, musical adventures are guaranteed!
BOZAR/CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS
EXPO – FESTIVAL AFROPOLITAN 2017
Four artists engage diverse cross-border universes.
CINEMA – AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017
Two premieres, a retrospective, a master class, web series, short films…
THEATRE & DANCE
THEATRE/SLAM – AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017
Spotlight on new dramatic arts.
ART TALKS – FESTIVAL AFROPOLITAN 2017
Five curators present and converse with some thirty Afropolitan artists from Europe.
Three themed debates: How is the fight against afrophobia progressing in Europe*? From Black Pete to the “Noirauds”, what of these various “Black face” practices here in Belgium? What are the relation…
MASTER-CLASSES – AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017
MARKET PLACE – AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017
An open space where people can meet, enjoy themselves, savour the moment, sit, chill, dream… Arts & Crafts Coproduced by Roots Events, the “Brussels African Market” brings together the best Afropoli…