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Afrovibes besteedt in het festival ruime aandacht aan beeldende kunst, vormgeving en mode van hedendaagse Afrikaanse ontwerpers en vormgevers. In 2017 is een nieuwe programmalijn ingezet: vormgeving en creative arts. Hiermee nodigen wij Afrikaanse kunstenaars en ontwerpers uit die vernieuwende vormen en designelementen ontwikkelen op het gebied van vormgeving, mode en design.

Zie het beeldverslag 2017

2017 in Beeld

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Afrovibes festival brengt voor de vijftiende editie jonge pioniers en gevestigd talent in theater, dans, muziek en design uit Afrika naar Nederland. Afrovibes laat het dynamische culturele leven van stedelijk Afrika zien en verbindt dit met Nederlandse kunstenaars en publiek. Het festival is van 4 t/m 14 oktober in Nederland in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag en Rotterdam.  Moderne, actuele en vernieuwende theater- en dansvoorstellingen, muziek en film uit grootstedelijke culturele hotspots in Afrika zijn tijdens Afrovibes te zien. Centraal staan actuele ontwikkelingen in theater en dans die daar plaatsvinden. Binnenkort meer informatie over het programma.

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Some Afrovibes Festival 2017 programs are part of Black Achievement Month. Black Achievement Month brings recognition for the heroes of then and now, showing black role models and paying attention to the young generation.

Wednesday 4 October Afrovibes and Black Achievement Month jointly present a program in Bijlmer Parktheater Amsterdam with the dance show JONGA with DOX / 155 dancers from Utrecht and South African dancers including Elvis Sibeko.

Saturday 7 October Afrovibes will be part of Black Achievement Month with a program at Maaspodium Rotterdam. With Afriqueer (site specific performance) about queer / gay lesbian identities in Africa and the Afro-Dutch community, with actors & dancers from South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and the Netherlands.

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Afriqueer (SA / BW / ZM) - an outdoor performance on being 'different', on being queer and black. A performance that we believe need to be seen in the Netherlands- a country that seems to be very open minded and free, but can be conservative and stereotypical as well.

We are bringing Afriqueer to the Netherlands and we need you. We need your help to complete the needed budget. We need your help so that we can showcase this performance in the Rotterdam and Amsterdam, and start a much needed conversation: how is it to be different, to be black and queer in the Netherlands?

With your support you do not only help us with the cause, you also support a group of Southern African man that want to tell their story to the world... For more info and donations go to Voordekunst!

Crowdfunding for Afriqueer!

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12 September programme launch at the Tolhuistuin!
On 12 September, there will be a programme launch at the Tolhuilhuistuin, which will also feature the movie The Rose of Rhodesia which Afrovibes presents together with Cineblend Open Air and EYE Film Museum. The Rose of Rhodesia is accompanied by the South African composer and musician Neo Muyanga, who writes a new composition for the film and who will perform this live alongside the movie.

Amsterdam | Tolhuistuin
Tue 12 Sep 21.00 € 9,50 / 7,50 TICKETS

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Volunteers wanted!
Afrovibes is looking for enthusiastic volunteers. Do you want to be part of a great international festival. Do you want to make Afrovibes 2017 a success and have fun? Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  subject "Afrovibes Volunteer 2017'.

What can you do:
We need your help and expertise for tasks such as production assistant, runner, artist and audience host, driver, usher and ticket sales.

What’s in it for you:
You get a peek behind the scenes of this inspiring festival. You meet interesting artists and people from the international theatre and festival world. You get a cool Afrovibes T-shirt. You go to performances for free. Most importantly, you have lots of fun.

Where and when:
28 Sept until 9 Oct 2017 in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht

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For the fourteenth time the Afrovibes Festival will be held from 28 September till 10 October in Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam. Every festival, Afrovibes settles down temporarily in two (or more) theaters in each of these four major cities with a multidisciplinary performing arts programme. Modern, current and innovative theater and dance performances, music and film from urban cultural hotspots in Africa. The festival focuses on current developments in theater and dance in the urban arts circuit in Africa, and presents a young generation of innovative African artists that introduces us to a new vison of young urban Africa. Thereby collaboration is sought with young Dutch performing artists.

Fragile Freedom

Afrovibes presents today's most surprising, intriguing and extraordinary African artists and creators. With a different theme every festival edition Afrovibes responds to current and contemporary issues. This year theme of the festival is Fragile Freedom.

Dates and theaters / cities

Dates and theatres/cities
Amsterdam 28 September - 1 October at the Tolhuistuin, 3 & 4 October at De Balie, 5 October at the Bimhuis and 4 & 6 October at the Bijlmer Parktheater
Rotterdam 1 October at the Kunsthal and 6, 7 & 8 October at Maaspodium
Utrecht 3 October at the Cereolfabriek and 5 & 7 October at Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Den Haag 4 oktober Institute for Social Studies, 8 & 9 October at Theater a/h Spui and 6 -8 October at Korzo