Southbank Centre’s AFRICA UTOPIA 2015

africa-utopia-brand-web_0Africa Utopia

Art and Ideas from Africa that are Changing the World
10-13 September 2015

Southbank Centre

Can the hashtag transform African activism? What does it mean to be an African man? Or an African woman? Who is telling Africa’s queer stories? Debate these topics and many more at our weekend of talks at  Africa Utopia.

Africa Utopia is back for a third year celebrating the arts and culture of one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents. The festival looks at how Africa can lead the way in thinking about culture, community, business and technology and includes topics ranging from fashion, gender and power to politics, sustainability and activism.

Kassé Mady Diabaté
Renowned West African Singer, Kassé Mady Diabaté from Mali

This year’s festival features some of Africa’s greatest artists across music, dance, literature and the arts. Highlights include: legendary drummer Tony Allen, one of the acknowledged co-founders of Afrobeat, performing with special guests; Senegalese supergroup Orchestra Baobab; powerfully soulful West African singer Kassé Mady Diabaté; the ground-breaking launch of Europe’s first Black and Minority Ethnic classical symphony orchestra, Chineke!; an original play called Star Boy Productions charting the migrant’s story of survival; emerging African musicians including Cameroonian Blick Bassy; and a club night showcasing the influence of Africa on a new generation of UK artists and DJs, including Afriquoi and African Head Charge.

Chineke!
Chineke!

With something for everyone across the festival, join us to take part in lively Talks and Debates, free events, and workshops delving into the many faces of modern Africa. There’s also African-inspired fashion, a buzzing marketplace and delicious African street-food to enjoy.

Special offer: Get a three day pass for just £35 by quoting ‘TRIPLE’ when booking. Available over the phone and in person only.

*For booking details and the full programme, visit the Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia site*

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