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News & Press

This page contains all latest news on Africalia and its partners such as the various events organised, information from the field, in-depth articles, press reviews, etc.

CDC-La Termitière : danser pour élargir l’horizon

A few African choreographers met together in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Their goal: to develop a method to organise workshops in refugee camps in order to empower refugees and make them dance away at least part of their problems. To learn more about this project, read now Saïdou Alcény BARRY's article. Read more

“Culture and Development” at the European Development Days, 7 June 2017

Africalia participates in the European Development Days (#EDD17). Together with other partner institutions active in the Culture & Development field, we are pleased to invite you to the debate "Investing in Creativity, the Future is Now" on the 7th June 2017 at 9:00 AM at Tour & Taxis, Brussels. Read more

Afrika Filmfestival – conference “Humanising Culture, Art and Media”

Afrika Filmfestival (AFF) takes place from April the 21st till May the 6th 2017 in Leuven. Africalia joins AFF to invite Teddy Mazina (Photographer, Burundi) to take part in the conference "Humanising Culture, Art and Media : Who defines the image of the “other” and how? Polarisation versus community building" on April the 21st at 2.00 (PM) at ABVV. Read more

Masterclass “Creative Photography”

Africalia a organisé une masterclasse sur la photographie créative du 13 au 17 février 2017 à Dakar. Cette formation a été suivie par 15 photographes prometteurs pour qui elle a été un tremplin afin d’évoluer à la fois techniquement ainsi qu’au niveau du contenu, et ce en vue de répondre à des commandes. Read more

The Gathering of April – Halles de Schaerbeek

For 11 days, The Gathering of April will be the occasion to think, invent, share and create together the individual and collective freedoms we need so much today… Africalia will collaborate with Les Halles to make it possible for two speakers, as well as young people from three artistic training centres in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), to visit in 2017 and enrich the debates with their experience. Read more

East African Soul Train 2017: a traveling residency with a Difference

East Africa Soul Train (E.A.S.T.) is a traveling residency on East Africa's historic train tracks, bringing together artists from different countries and benefiting from regional and international exposure. To learn more about this project, read now the full story. Read more


The tenth anniversary of the Institut Supérieur de l’Image en du Son, Studio École (ISIS-SE) in Ouagadougou made for an excellent occasion to focus on its success story. The school established Burkina Faso as a film producing country, having brought forth prestigious directors such as Idrissa Ouédraogo and Dany Kouyaté. ISIS is now recognised as an important film school, but its ambitions reach much further. Read now Saïdou Alceny BARRY’s article! Read more


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 organised 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