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“Shadows / PushPull” is a diptych presented by Dunia Dance Theatre on the theme of immigration: the first part looks at the possible causes for a strong desire to emigrate and the second, at the realities of an immigrant living in the West, how he is perceived and how he is transformed by the experience. 8 student dancers and 1 singer/musician from Zimbabwe will be on stage with the artists from Dunia Dance based in Belgium. They include an African storyteller, 4 dancers, 2 circus artists and (...)
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Developing a new cultural policy. That is what the States General of Burundian culture are aiming at. They will be called together soon, as a result of a workshop organized some months ago. On this occasion actors in the field have been sitting together with officials to assess the state of affairs. Africalia was bringing in experts, its Burundian partner COPRODAC to download “Vers une nouvelle politique culturelle au Burundi” in pdf. Vers une nouvelle politique culturelle au (...)
BTC hosts in their lobby the "Congo Eza". It can be visited from monday 20th October to friday 19th December 2014.
Nhimbe Trust to download it in pdf. Nhimbe Trust Spearheads Arts Advocacy Program in Zimbabwe
Revolutionary development organization [Nhimbe Trust->https://africalia.be/en/what-we-do/zimbabwe/nhimbe-trustis at the forefront of pushing Zimbabwe’s legislative arts agenda. Funded primarily by Africalia, Nhimbe Trust is based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city. The ten-year old institution is the first of its kind to articulate and lobby for a comprehensive strategy to develop (...)
The theater sector in Burundi seeks to be better known and improve the circulation of its plays.
Joseph Gaylard is leaving VANSA (pdf) by Melanie Jackson
Picture: New VANSA director, Molemo Moiloa, shares a laugh with outgoing director, Joseph Gaylard. Connecting artists … promoting opportunities
A visit to the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) offices in Johannesburg, South Africa reveals a quiet buzz, heralding a changing of the guard and hinting that, even in challenging times, opportunities abound for the visual arts in this country. Africalia spoke to outgoing (...)
Movies and television productions are getting hot in Burundi to download it in .pdf :
COPRODAC: Plaidoyer et actions pour la formation
Le cinéma et l’audiovisuel se fraient depuisquelques années une nouvelle voie dans le paysage culturel burundais. Si dans la mémoire collective, la production de films locaux s’est longtemps résumée à la série populaire ’’Ninde?’’ apparue en 1986 et au long-métrage ’’Gito l’Ingrat’’ de Léonce Ngabo de 1992[i], de nouvelles productions voient progressivement le (...)
The 3 new books of the collection Africalia Editions [photo] are the subject of an issue, entitled “Une Afrique sans clichés oscille entre présent et passé” *, in La Libre Culture, the cultural supplement of the newspaper La Libre Belgique, published this Wednesday, the 9th of July.
Journalist Karin Tshidimba presents the work and the artistic process of Sammy Baloji, Calvin Dondo and Julius Mwelu. These photographers originate respectively from Lubumbashi, Harare and Nairobi, and maintain a (...)
A debate on African photography with Calvin Dondo, Sammy Baloji, Julius Mwelu, Ayoko Mensah and N’Goné Fall
This evening is organised by Africalia, in partnership with BOZAR and the Foundation Patrick De Spiegelaere - in the context of the Summer of Photography.
Three new books have enriched the collection Africalia Editions [photo] and show the work of contemporary photographers - Calvin Dondo, Sammy Baloji and members of the Mwelu Foundation - from Africa.
The topics covered in the work (...)
"Ni Kuruka Maisha / Jumping into Life" is a feature documentary whose main characters are young adults trained at the school of arts Kuruka Maïsha. Directed and filmed by young people from the same social background, the film offers a complicit and intense look at the life of young people in the slums. A real life, with all its nuances: joy, sadness, boredom, hope, disappointment, imagination, frustration and creating. Living in a hostile environment and suffering degrading treatment is not (...)