Black International Cinema Berlin
11-13 May / Berlin, Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte
Elements of the festival are film presentations, seminars, discussions, artistic performances and the exhibition. The festival gives people the opportunity to tell their story from their point of view, and thus wants to contribute to making unseen faces visible and unheard voices audible.
Africa Festival Wuerzburg
31 May – 3 June / Wuerzburg, Mainwiesen
Europe’s biggest festival of African music and culture featuring various events, including live concerts performed by top bands and musicians, bazaars, workshops, film programmes, art exhibitions, podium discussions and other activities that have all turned the Bavarian town into a veritable African cultural experience. The festival marks its 30th anniversary this year. What a milestone!
Afrika Tage Munich
14 – 17 June / Munich, Theresienwiese
A feast of African spirit, lots of music, dance, international artists and a colourful bazaar in Bavaria’s biggest city
7 – 17 June / Berlin, Alexanderplatz
The flair of the African cultures comes to Berlin! Visitors can buy handmade art, clothing, cosmetics and food at the bazaar. The stage offers a cultural program of music, dance and theatre. In addition, the Global Learning project will include workshops, readings, film screenings and panel discussions
9 June – 8 July / Heidelberg & Mannheim
Month-long varied programme featuring lectures, concerts, workshops, etc.
30 June – 1 July / Freudenstadt
With live music, African food and drink, and many stalls selling goods from the sunny continent, Freudenstadt changes for a weekend. Cosmopolitan and international, the city presents itself and shows that “fair trade city” is not just a title.
20 – 22 July / Bayreuth, Maximilianstraße
The colourful festival offers a varied program of Africa and the Caribbean every year with concerts, films, workshops and an interesting program especially for the little ones. In addition to a rich concert program on two musical stages, there is a colourful bazaar with culinary specialties from various African and Caribbean regions, as well as sales stands that offer clothing, jewellery and pottery.
13 –15 July / Landshut, Alte Kaserne
It will all be about African music, dance and fashion in and around the Old Barracks of Landshut for three days. The creative, colourful and varied Africa will be on display with 50 market stands, displaying musical instruments, fabrics, jewellery, shoes, masks, but also CDs, pictures and much more. Culinary specialties from West and North Africa ensure unusual culinary delights. International, antiracist and African projects are presented as well. Since 2002, the festival has contributed to putting Africa on the cultural calendar in Landshut and has gained an excellent reputation beyond the Bavarian town. The 15,000 to 30,000 festival visitors each year are a proof of its attraction.