The Africa Centre Summer Festival

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th August 2018, 1:00 PM –10:00 PM @ The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE   The Africa Centre is back with our annual flagship event celebrating African and diaspora music, dance, fashion and art! 2 music stages, one youth dance stage, 9 streets, 150 stalls! We are…

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AFROBEACH | Summer Beach Carnival Saturday

18th August 2018, 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ Lee Valley Beach, Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross EN9 1AB   AN ALL DAY CARNIVAL IN LONDON SHOWCASING AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN MUSIC, FOOD & VIBES ON ONE OF THE LARGEST URBAN BEACHES IN EUROPE! Get ready for…Afrobeach Established in 2015 and rapidly…

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‘Melanin Box Festival 2018’

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August, from 6:00 PM @ Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil St, Camberwell, London SE5 7SD   A two day showcase of theatre, movement, music and short films! With so many subcultures within the British experience, Melanin Box Fesival looks to bridge the gap, break down stereotypes and bring these experiences and…

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African Diaspora Day

Friday 6th July 2018, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Campbell Park, Central Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HR   African Diaspora Day aims to unify Africans in the UK through heritage, culture and social integration. There will be Live Music, DJs, guest speakers, performers, artists, acrobats and choirs, alongside poetry, drama, fashion shows and…

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‘FutureFest’ by Nesta

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th July 2018, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF   Are you ready to occupy your future? Two days. Five stages. 4,000 people! 2018 headliners include Akala (Award-winning hip-hop artist, writer, social entrepreneur, co-founder, The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company) and Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE (Head Stemette, Co-founder,…

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SJM PRESENTS: “THE ROOTS AT THE JAZZ CAFE”

Monday 3rd July 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG Packed into a busy touring schedule which includes a regular slot on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, it’s our privilege to welcome ‘The Most Legendary Hard Working’ band ‘The Roots’ for three intimate shows in July. First playing…

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IT’S ALMOST HERE….’Africa Oyé’ – The UK’s largest free celebration of African Music and Culture!

Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th June 2018, 12:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17 1AJ Africa Oye, is the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture, and takes place annually in Liverpool. Beginning in 1992 as a series of small gigs in the city center, the event has gone from…

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UNMISSABLE: “Rapport Festival – The unique African arts festival returns to Brixton!

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th June 2018: various times, Brixton, South London With just one week to go, the streets, squares, cinemas and playgrounds of Brixton will be brought to life by the Rapport Festival. Founded in 2017, the festival will once more showcase the very best of African diaspora art in the UK in the…

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“9th ANNUAL YORUBA ARTS FESTIVAL”

Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd July 2018, 12:00 PM –9:00 PM @ Clissold Park, Green Lanes, London N16 9EY Founded in 2010, the annual Yoruba Arts Festival celebrates the rich and diverse arts and culture of one of Africa’s largest and oldest cultures.   The festival features cultural performances, arts and crafts, workshops, competitions, children’s…

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‘JAZZ RE:FEST 2018’

Sunday 22nd July, from 12:00 PM @ The Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE Now in its 6th year, JAZZ RE:FEST will be venturing to pastures new, for sea air, fish & chips, Brighton rock and a day of great music. JAZZ RE: FEST is an annual one-day festival, produced by the respected music…

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‘Africa Utopia 2018 Festival’ 

Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd July @ The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX 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,…

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‘Floacist LIVE at the Hideaway Jazz Club’

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th June 2018, 7:00 PM @ Hideaway Jazz Club 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, London SW16 2BF With new music out this Spring and a highly anticipated brand new project soon to follow, 2018 is a special year for 8 time Grammy Award nominee, platinum selling international Neo Soul sensation and…

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‘The Story of Billie Holiday: Performed by Black Voices Quintet’

Friday 22nd June 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM @ The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, London SW2 5SP Join us as Black Voices Quintet celebrate one of the pioneers of popular jazz & blues. Spanning nearly three decades, Billie Holiday’s impression on popular jazz, blues, swing & R ‘n’ B is unrivalled. Famous for her unique phrasing and…

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Get Ready For The ‘Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival’

6th – 10th June 2018, 10:00 AM @ various Venues JAZZ LOVERS will be treated to a mix of exciting events in June celebrating the huge range of styles and sub-genres that Jazz music and the art of improvisation encompass. The ‘Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival‘ features an international cast, ranging across jazz, funk, soul,…

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‘Radiate Windrush 2 Day Festival’ by Wanda Nation

 Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018. 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Crystal Palace Park, Anerley Hill, London SE19 2GA   Wanda Nation presents ‘Radiate Windrush Festival‘, a friendly cosmopolitan Black Culture and Afro Arts community event. It has been created to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Windrush and to appreciate the Black…

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‘AFRICA WRITES 2018’ BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ROYAL AFRICAN SOCIETY: FRIDAY 29TH JUNE – SUNDAY 1ST JULY @ THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND RICH MIX, LONDON

Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. We’re excited to announce our headline events for the festival, where poetry takes the spotlight with Warsan Shire in Conversation, Yomi Sode’s sizzling performance of ‘COAT’ at The British Library and Octavia Poetry Collective’s Wakanda-themed party…

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SIXTEEN BLACK AND MIXED RACE ACTRESSES STAGED A GLAMOROUS RED CARPET PROTEST AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY (MAY 16) TO DENOUNCE EVERYDAY RACISM IN THE FRENCH INDUSTRY.

Led by “Bamako” star Aissa Maiga, they were also launched their new book Being black is not my job (Noire n’est pas mon metier), denouncing the prejudice they have suffered from directors and casting agents. But the heavens opened as they stepped out onto the red carpet from their cars wearing spectacular gowns by Balmain’s…

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Akala in conversation with Dr Kehinde Andrews

Monday 21st May 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Birmingham City University, The Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD Award winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur Akala in conversation with Dr. Kehinde Andrews, Head of the first Black Studies degree in Europe, to mark the launch of his new book ‘Natives: Race and Class…

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** 7 DAYS TO GO ** “Rock Against Racism: Victoria Park Carnival –  40th Anniversary Special Event”

Sunday 29th April 2018 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ The Migration Museum, The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG On Sunday 30 April 1978, 80,000 people gathered in Trafalgar Square, and danced their way through the East End to Victoria Park in Hackney for the first big ‘Rock Against Racism Carnival Against…

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“THE SOUNDS OF SOWETO” – WITH CLAUDE DEPPA & BUKKY LEO

Monday 21st May 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ The Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG  – Tickets: Standing £10 | Restaurant £15 We dedicate a night to exploring the musical life of Soweto, South Africa’s largest and most famous township in the company of Cape Town trumpeter Claude Deppa and Fela…

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“MODOU TOURE + AFRO WORLD GROOVE”

Friday, May 4th, 2018, 7:00 PM – LATE @ Balabam, 58 – 60 High Road Tottenham London N15 6JU Woodburner is proud to present a double bill of afro goodness at North London’s live music paradise, Balabam. ** MODOU TOURE: Heir of the legendary group Touré Kunda, the first African group to achieve worldwide fame…

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