The dates of Afro_Vibes 2019 are known! This year the festival is from 3 to 13 October in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. Afro_Vibes again presents an exciting program with contemporary theater, dance, music and design / design from Africa. This year with performances from South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Congo and Angola and from the Netherlands. A brief selection from the program: from Nigeria Qudus Onikeku comes with a new dance performance, from South Africa comes Sibonele Dance project, from Angola comes Companhia de Dança Contemporânea de Angola. The full program will be announced in August.

Afro_Vibes a new publicity officer / marketer. Per June Khalid Ouaziz is PR and marketing manager of the Afro_Vibes festival. Khalid is founder of The Colorful Top 100, editor-in-chief and responsible for the PR and media strategy of the Top 100. Monday 27 May was a first meeting between Khalid (left on photo) and artistic director Jay Pather (right on photo) about the campaign for the upcoming festival. The Afro_Vibes team welcomes Khalid as a new member of the team.

Pim Deul has been appointed as new chairman of the board of the Afro Vibes foundation. Pim Deul is the founder of PDD Legal and has 20 years of practical experience within (semi) government and business as a legal adviser. In addition, Pim is a co-founder and advisor of Smart Zwart Collective, a dynamic and influential network consisting of professionals of color, who are connected through inspiration and incentive.

Jade Schiff has also joined the board. Jade has extensive experience in project and business management in the performing arts, mentoring new artists and emerging talent. She was Roots & Routes program manager until the end of 2018. Jade is also the owner of Melody Movements.


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 2019 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 2019'.

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:
3 until 13 Oct 2019 in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht