Afrovibes x ZAM: how we made it – African artists center stage

Marjorie Boston (Afrovibes)
ZAM magazine
Merlijn Geurts
For three days contemporary artists from Uganda, Mozambique, Namibi, South Africa and the Netherlands meet on stage at De Balie for the 18th edition of Afrovibes festival. With dance, spoken word, conversations and music.

This night, together with leading opinionistas, co-hosts Ikenna Azuike and Ms. Aba will explore the themes that inspire Africa’s new brand of creatives: What do African identities mean to tradition and modern trends, to reality and phantasy, to the African continent and Europe? What moves these African performing artists? How do they present their worlds?

This dynamic, interactive programme brings you some of the best acts and artists of the 2021 Afrovibes Festival.

This night of Afrovibes is twofold:
– Talkshow: how we made it – African artists center stage
– Performance: smeer

About the speakers

Trixie Munyama is a movement performer, choreographer, and facilitator. She is currently a lecturer in Dance Studies at the College of the Arts, Windhoek.

Jelili Atiku is a Nigerian multimedia performance artist and sculptor with political concerns for human rights and justice. His performance with drawing, photography, installation sculpture, video and live performance have made him one of the most recognized performance artists from Nigeria around the world.

MS.ABA (also known as Augustina Austin), is amulti-facetedartist: a presenter, broadcaster, public speaker, performerand creative entrepreneur.

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Ikenna AzuikeBroadcaster, presenter (What’s up Africa), documentary maker
Ms. AbaBroadcaster, presenter
Trixie MunyamaPerformer, choreographer | Photo: Jacob Shichilenge
Jelili AtikuMultimedia artist | photo: Enoh Lienemann
Programma / vr 8 oktober 2021

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