Africa Utopia | Wednesday 31 August 2016 – Sunday 4 September 2016

Discover art and ideas from Africa that are changing the world.

Africa Utopia presents talks, workshops, music and performances that celebrate the arts and culture of one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents.

Highlights include the return of Chineke! Orchestra, following their debut at the festival last year, and Mandela Trilogy, an epic operatic tribute to Nelson Mandela.

chineke                   mandela

Explore social power dynamics in a play by Adura Onashile, learn traditional and contemporary African dance, listen to inspiring spoken word and discover the kaleidoscopic sounds of Asya Satti’s blues and soul. Plus, you can taste authentic African cuisine from across the continent at our street food market.

Asya Satti                   Africa food market

For more check Southbank’s Africa Utopia festival website.

Suggested hashtag for this event: #AfricaUtopia

Event Time & Date: 31/08/2016 – 04/09/2016

Venue details : Southbank Centre | Belvedere Road | London SE1 8XX

Organiser: Southbank Centre | | 020 7960 4200

Event website: Africa Utopia

Event cost: FREE and open to all, but the some events are ticketed. Check Africa Utopia for more.

About Africa Utopia

In 2012 Southbank Centre launched Africa Utopia, a festival dedicated to bringing art and ideas from Africa and the African diaspora to audiences in the UK. We ask what the West can learn from this rapidly changing continent.

The festival’s first four years have featured the award-winning Senegalese musician and human-rights activist Baaba Maal, afrobeat legend Tony Allen, former First Lady of Somaliland and hospital founder Edna Adan, Kenyan creative collective The Nest, Township Tech originator Spoek Mathambo, ‘godfather of Ethiopian jazz’ Mulatu Astatke and the Kinshasa Symphony orchestra.