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.
The full programme will be online later in August! But a first overview of the incoming work from Africa we show you already here. The large fringe programme will be anounced in August too. With the Lady Africa fashion show (in Rotterdam and The Hague), design- & photo-exhibitions, music by Moh ! Kouyaté from Guinee in the Bimhuis (Amsterdam), music by Freddy Massamba (Congo-Brazzaville), spoken word & poetry, debates, expertmeetings, masterclasses & workshops, and an extended film programme.
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.
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
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
Utrecht 5 & 7 October at Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Den Haag 8 & 9 October at Theater a/h Spui and 6 -8 October at Korzo Theater; extra programme 3 October at ISS
Rotterdam 6, 7 & 8 October at Maaspodium; extra programme 1 October at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam
To get an impression of the recent Afrovibes Festival 2016 that took place in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam, you can watch here: