11th & 12th september 2021
@JARDIN DES 2 RIVES, STRASBOURG
An annual festival of African music and culture
Musical and cultural mixing builds our identity, with the objectives of confronting the diversity of cultures, developing the spirit of tolerance and respect for others in their uniqueness.
After being anchored in Newcastle, England for 15 years, L’Afrique Festival takes on a new dimension to become a major cultural event in Strasbourg by offering to immerse yourself in the creativity of African cultures. If music remains the essential vector of our project, a wide range of artistic and social multidisciplinary activities will be proposed in order to allow a better understanding of the current reality of the African continent.
This is why our Project is focused on two associated complementary directions : Le Village d’Afrique on the one hand and La grande Scène on the other hand, dedicated to African musical programming, with artists of international reputation and emerging artists.
“I’m proud that after several years “L’Afrique Festival” is dedicated to the promotion of cultural and racial tolerance and understanding through the exhibition of Art and creative expression. We identify and develop artistic talents within the multi-cultural community, and facilitate the presentation of these talents to the widest possible audience.”
MANOUTE SERI, FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF L’AFRIQUE FESTIVAL
The Africa Festival has existed since 2003 in England. The festival has invited big stars such as:
Manu Dibango, Alpha Blondy, Magic System, Angelique Kidjo, Amadou et Mariam, Tony Allen, Lokua Kanza, Lucky Dube, DJ Arafat, Lady Ponce, Meiway, Petit Pays, Awilo Longomba, Ty, Mory Kanté, Souad Massi, Mayra Andrade, Seun Kuti, Rokia Traoré
more for historic concerts in London and Newcastle. Since 2018, we have been kind enough to decentralize our activities in the city of Strasbourg.
We think “eco-mobility” at the Africa Festival
Transport can account for up to 80% of greenhouse gas emissions. It’s enormous ! To avoid emitting these gases, we recommend our festival-goers: • Public transport (Tram or Bus), and encourage participants to come on foot or by bicycle • To take a rental service for electric vehicles or bicycles • Carpooling
We think about waste management
Since the best waste is the one that is not produced, we avoid disposable dishes as much as possible, we provide compostable dishes, dry toilets and we educate festival-goers to sort their waste themselves.