Africa Utopia - festival
Africa Utopia is an annual festival celebrating the arts and culture of one of the world's most dynamic and fast-changing continents. Championed by Senegalese singer and human rights advocate Baaba Maal, the annual programme features a range of talks, workshops, music, performances, fashion and food. Headlining the festival in 2018 are husband and wife musical duo, Amadou & Mariam, who play from their latest album, La Confusion, and Chineke! Orchestra who present an exhilarating, jazz-infused programme.
South African Women's Arts Festival - 22 years on
The Playhouse Company, an Agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, presents its annual South African Women’s Arts Festival in Durban from 7-18 August. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF). “To celebrate this momentous landmark, our SAWAF roster is jam-packed with frontline shows, featuring South Africa’s latest and greatest theatrical productions, performers, directors, writers and choreographers,” says The Playhouse Company’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Linda Bukhosini. “In keeping with Women’s Month, SAWAF’s mix of dance, drama, music, dialogue, arts and craft showcases the determination of South African women to find freedom, respect and equality in our society.” The programme includes theatre, sance, concerts, exhibition, dialogues, workshops etc.
Africa day 2018
Climate change is a theme that needs to be addressed urgently. Although its effects are felt worldwide, the African continent appears to carry the heaviest burden when it comes to adapting to climate change. To explore how climate change could be addressed in Africa, the Netherlands Association for African Studies (NVAS) organizes the NVAS Africa day 2018 entitled ‘Responding to climate change in Africa’ in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund.
Beyonce, Jay-Z, Usher and Oprah at Global Citizens Mandela100 concert
The artists: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Usher, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Sho Madjozi, Cassper Nyovest and many more. The hosts: Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell, Tyler Perry, Gayle King, Forest Whitaker and Bob Geldof. The speakers: President Cyril Ramaphasa, President Nana Akufo-Addo, Amina J Mohammed and more. The target: to mobilize the world against poverty, hunger and pollution and for good health services, education, women's rights, water in celebration of Nelson Mandela.