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The Senegalese musician Baaba Maal, London, 2015

AFRICA UTOPIA CLUBNIGHT

The Very Best, masters of Afro-Electronic vibes with their unique blend of dance, hip-hop and traditional Malawian music, take over the Festival Terrace with th...
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FEMI TEMOWO

Join Southbank Centre regulars Groove Baby for an Africa Utopia special. Groove Baby concerts give parents and carers with babies or toddlers a chance to ge...
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AFRICA UTOPIA SOCIAL DANCE

Learn traditional and contemporary dances from South and West Africa and get a feel for the rhythms of African music. The Clore Ballroom plays host to an aft...
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MEET THE AUTHOR: LEILA ABOULEL

Hear Leila Aboulela read from and discuss her new novel The Kindness of Enemies. Aboulela has won a Scottish Book Award and the Caine Prize, and has been lon...
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TERAKAFT

Hear a genuine desert rock band, sculpted by the searing air and shifting sands of the Sahara. Terakaft’s name means ‘caravan’ in Tamasheq, and its musicians...
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TAWIAH

Hear this singer-songwriter and DJ bring her much-lauded talent to Friday Tonic. Tawiah’s sound is unprocessed and uncompromising, her a voice a singular ins...
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ASYA SATTI

Welcome to the kaleidoscopic world of Asya Satti. Born in Stockholm to Sudanese parents, Satti was steeped in musical infuences ranging from Aretha Franklin ...
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PROJECT O

Watch two women dance their way through a labyrinth of histories, fantasies and assumptions. A physical unfolding and enactment of difference, O winds itself...
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PRESIDENTS OF LAUGHRICA

A Malawian, a Nigerian and a Ghanaian walk into a bar… The Presidents of Laughrica showcases the best comedians of the diaspora as they address the issues fa...
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MEET THE AUTHOR: CHIBUNDU ONUZO

Meet Chibundu Onuzo, author of The Spider King’s Daughter, columnist for The Guardian and Telegraph Wonder Woman. Onuzo started writing her debut novel when ...