Siti & The Band from Zanzibar, Tanzania, are one of the bands that will perform at the 2024 African Music Festival in Emmendingen/Photo: LightPalmer_SIti/Verein afrikaba Kulturkreis e.V.

Germany: African music rocks again in Emmendingen


After some anxiety about the future of the African Music Festival, we are now all the more pleased to be able to present this year’s wonderful programme (1-4 August) under the motto “We are one”!

Thanks to the great support of many people who donated, contributed to the crowd-funding campaign and took part in the benefit concerts, we were able to make up for the financial losses of last year. In addition, this year’s festival is supported by the Federal Festival Promotion Fund, which aims to support the important cultural-political work of festivals and to maintain and strengthen artistic diversity.

The popular World Bazaar and a diverse supporting programme with creative offerings, workshops and cinema continue to be an integral part of the festival.

Unlike in previous years, in 2024 the concerts of the various musical genres from reggae, Afro, Latin and world music will be colourfully spread over all four days of the festival.

The line-up includes great artists such as the celebrated reggae stars Gentlemen (Germany) and Tarrus Riley (Jamaica), as well as the Latino power band Bazurto All Stars (Colombia), the rising world music stars Siti & The Band (Zanzibar / Tanzania) and the local gospel choir Soulva-tion (Emmendingen).

THURSDAY 1 August || Admission: 6:00 pm :: Start: 6:30 pm
Bazurto All Stars || Latin Power Music | Columbia
Marley’s Ghost || Tribute to Bob Marley | DE
Soulvation || Pop & Soul | Emmendingen

FRIDAY 2 August || Admission: 6:00 pm :: Start: 6:30 pm
Tarrus Riley || Reggae & Dancehall || Jamaica
Herve Samb || Teranga Music | Senegal
CuaTrio || String Music || Chile / Ecuador / DE

SATURDAY 3 August || Admission: 5:30 pm :: Start: 6:30 pm
Gentleman – The German Reggae Superstar || Reggae & Dancehall – DE
Yan || Pop & Soul || DE
Brasilikum || Samba & Percussion Power

SUNDAY 4 August ||Admission: 5:00 pm :: Start: 5:30 pm
Wesli || Haitian Music | Haiti
Siti & The Band || World Music | Zanzibar
Ami & Wally Warning Duo || Groove & Soul | Aruba

Festival Specials:
♦ World Bazaar
(daily): Free admission until the evening programme; handicrafts, jewellery, clothing, fabrics & textiles, decorations, henna tattoos, food and much more.

♦ Street parade
(Saturday, 3 August): large street parade through the city centre with music, dance, traditional African acrobatics and much more.

♦ Intercultural church service
(Sunday, 4 August): ecumenical-intercultural church service, open-air on Schlossplatz

♦ Fashion show with dancing & drumming
(Sunday, 4 August): international fashion by young designers from Africa

♦ Film event
(Sunday, 04 August): Racism-critical satire “Black Savior” followed by a discussion with filmmaker Johannes Krug

♦ Workshops: weitere Infos unter

Full Programm at:

Tickets at:

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