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Every Saturday, up to 35 high school students arrive at downtown Bulawayo based Nhimbe school to take a drama course. 4 years in a row, these Zimbabweans between 13 and 18 are instructed in acting, directing, singing and dancing. And they love it. Like 13-year old Naomi Gauti says, “I like learning drama because you get to express your feelings, you get to narrate how you feel, you get to tell people a story by expressing things that happened outside, you get to express your background.” The (...)
Last November, the Moroccan city of Rabat welcomed the fourth African Creative Economy Conference (ACEC). Arterial Network, regrouping 40 national chapters throughout Africa, and one of Africalia’s partners on the continent, again took the initiative of bringing artists, donors, academics and other actors in the cultural field together for three days. This year the goal of the conference was to have artists discuss ways to work together with people supporting them in the administrative and (...)
Début d’après midi festif au Centre de presse Norbert Zongo en ce jour historique du 31 octobre 2014. Dans l’arrière cour, quelques dizaines de militants sont installés par petits groupes, entre repas et chants de victoire, l’heure est à la fête, improvisée. Au fond de la cour, autour de tables juxtaposées, un groupe commente joyeusement les évènements, un autre échange gaiement. Parmi eux Smockey, un des leaders de la puissante insurrection populaire encore fumante, lauréat du Kora 2010 du meilleur (...)
The 24th edition of FESPACO (Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou) will occur from February the 28th till March the 7th 2015. It will focus on the following theme "African Cinema: Production and Distribution in the Digital Era."
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 13th 2015.
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BOZAR opent zijn deuren voor het grote publiek met Afropean+ en programmeert een uniek multidisciplinair evenement gedurende de hele dag 17/01, dat de bijdrage van Afrika aan het Belgische en Europese culturele landschap viert. Een dag lang pakt Afropean+ uit met concerten van gerenommeerde artiesten en biedt een podium voor jonge talenten, film, debatten, toneellezingen, een creatieve markt, kinderanimatie, tentoonstellingen en tal van andere activiteiten die allemaal op de rijkdom van (...)
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On the occasion of the launch of the European Year for Development 2015, a debate took place with professionals from the cultural field and representatives of Belgian and African governments on the main questions framing the role of culture at the heart of development cooperation. What are the advantages for countries from the global South as from the North on an economical, social, educational and ecological level? What part do designers and artists play in societies in (...)
In cooperation with the Association de Soutien du Cinéma au Burkina Faso (ASCBF) Africalia organised from Oct 27 to Nov 1 a workshop for strategic planning on the cultural offerings of Ciné Guimbireceived the support of hundreds of partners and half of the funding for the construction and equipment of the building could be realised. Africalia believes in the relevance of the project and the need to improve the cultural and audiovisual distribution in Burkina Faso. The aim of the workshop was (...)
Since a couple of years, Africalia supports a program for professional training in contemporary dance in Harare: the Dance Foundation Course to download it in pdf. De jeunes danseurs du Zimbabwe viennent compléter leur formation en Belgique
Africalia soutient depuis plusieurs années au Zimbabwe un programme de formation professionnelle en danse contemporaine: le Dance Foundation Course (DFC). En octobre 2014, huit jeunes danseurs de ce programme se sont rendus en Belgique afin de parfaire (...)
Last year Luc Mayitoukou was in Burundi for a workshop on the country’s cultural policy. He was one of the experts invited by Africalia, not his first mission for our organization actually. His agency, Zhu Culture, to be translated as cultural voice, located in Senegal and present in 15 different countries, is on the forefront of cultural entrepreneurship in Africa. Zhu Culture is deploying activities in various fields, such as the organization of festivals, editing, artistic career (...)
The Cultural Development Trust (CDT) provides to emerging and established artists assistance and training in a range of sectors: management, finance, entrepreneurship, fundraising, income generation and administration in the arts and cultural sector. Since 2001, the organisation has assisted more than 1.000 organisations, and thousands of individuals, mainly through practical training. CDT averages 80 to 120 interventions each year, ranging from workshops to mentoring.
Maria Kint, (...)