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.
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*