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Africalia is a longstanding partner of FESPACO and supports the festival in the promotion of African cinema. On the occasion of this 25th edition running from 25/02 to 4/03 in Ouagadougou, Africalia will organise and support different activities with its local partners. Read more

Joyeux Noël, portrait du technicien responsable du matériel de sonorisation de la PCBF

Since 2007 Norbert Sawadogo, also known as Joyeux Noël, has been responsible for the audio equipment of the Plateforme Culturelle du Burkina Faso (PCBF), one of Africalia’s partners in Burkina Faso. 47 years old, he has been working for the PCBF for ten years. Experience a day in his life through this interview. Read more

Récréâtrales 2016, ces artistes venus des Grands Lacs

Through the Elan programme, Récréâtrales 2016 welcomed artists from Africa and all over the world. Among them the author David Ilunga from DRC, the director Freddy Sabimbona from Burundi and the actrice Martine Umulisa from Rwanda. They look back on the festival as an enriching experience and an opportunity for exchange. Read the article by Saïdou Alcény BARRY and learn about them. Read more

25th edition of FESPACO

As each two years, Africalia is pleased to welcome the FESPACO team in Brussels to promote the African cinema biennial with a press conference and a special evening dedicated to African cinema on Tuesday January the 17th 2017. Read more

Les Récréâtrales 2016, côté cour, côté maison

“Miraculous in all kinds of ways” is this story, told by Saïdou Alcény BARRY. You will be enchanted by this unique artistic experience spreading art, culture, beauty and passion through theatre, to a place where it is not often seen. Read more

Launches photobook Yasser Booley “South Africa at Liberty”

The new photobook "South Africa at Liberty" is now on the market. This book features the work of South African photographer Yasser Booley. At this occasion, two launches will take place in presence of the artist : on Thursday the 8th of December at Het Pand in Ghent and on Friday the 9th of December at KVS in Brussels. Read more

Le Festival des Lettres Francophones, des Arts et des Cultures du Sud – FLACS 2016

Africalia takes part in the second edition of the Festival des Lettres Francophones, des Arts et des Cultures du Sud (FLACS 2016). Join us and visit our stand at VARIA (rue du Sceptre 78 Scepterstraat, 1050 Brussels) to discover our productions and take part in many activities, meetings and conferences from 20th till 23rd of October 2016. Read more

Discovering the Mwelu Foundation: my experience as an intern

Dina Seck, a 3rd-year student in International Cooperation at the High School of the Province of Namur, volunteered as an intern for 3 months with one of our partners, the Mwelu Foundation in Mathare (Nairobi, Kenya). She was keen to share her experience in this article. Read more

MASA (Ivory Coast) @ European Development Days 2016

The African Performing Arts Market (MASA) is invited on the stand "Creative industries, the gateway to a new development model". MASA is a cultural development programme dedicated to the African performing arts. It consists of a market, a festival and a forum for performing arts professionals. In addition to these activities, training programmes have been developed, linked to the development of the performing arts disciplines. Read more

Trinidad+tobago film festival @ European Development Days 2016

The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is invited on the stand "Creative industries, the gateway to a new development model". The ttff celebrates films from and about the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as from world cinema, through an annual festival and year-round screenings. Read more