Maputo What's on

Azgo Festival

This Maputo-based festival of contemporary culture, which started in 2011, includes music, cinema, dance and workshops for children and students. Musicians and singers come from Australia, Austria,...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Tanzanian film awards

The first Tanzanian film awards (TAFA) will be announced on 23 May. There are 24 nominations for Tanzanian films and there will be 12 prizes. Judges are from the East African Film Network. The idea...
Nairobi What's on

European film festival Nairobi

The 24th edition of the European film festival is showing films from 15 countries. On weekdays there are two showings at 17.30 and 19.30 and at weekends there is an extra screening at 15.00. All...
Cape Town What's on

Afrikaburn

The South African answer to America's Burning Man festival, where community living and everything radical and extravagant sets the tone. The theme of the nine-year-old festival is “The Gift&r...
Accra What's on

Live in Accra jazz festival

Local and international jazz musicians take part in this festival, partly organised by the Alliance Francaise and the Goethe Institute. On Friday 24 April Freshly Ground, a group of Mozambique, Zim...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Black Heritage week

The festival celebrates African creativity with traditional and contemporary cinema, dance, design, drama, fashion, music, painting, photography. This year the focus is on drama, inspired by a visi...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Jazz festival

This annual jazz festival begins with a free six-hour concert on 25 March with Courtney Pine, Beatenberg, The All-star Band, Zoe Modiga and Sipho Hotstix Mabuse. The concert is a free opportunity t...
Cape Town What's on

Infecting the City, Cape Town public arts festival

Open spaces in the city will be alive both day and night with arts performance which include dance, music, installations. The names of just some of the events give an idea of what is in store: Livi...
Lagos What's on

Music Festival Lagos

The live music festival is back again for the third year with some 30 musicians, among them Tuface Idibia, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, Chidinma, Tiwa Savage, King Sunny Ade, Phyno and Runtown. The fes...
Addis Ababa What's on

Women's Day in Addis Ababa

Embassies and cultural institutes present a programme for international women's day of exhibitions, films, discussion groups, a concert and a bazaar all based on the theme of women. An exhibition b...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Dar One World One Smile Festival

Four evenings of French, Slavic, German and Spanish classical music. On 4 March the French evening at the Serena Hotel has a programme of music by Debussy, Faure, Poulenc, Franck and Ravel; the Sla...
Accra What's on

Asa Baako Festival

Asa Baako was launched in March 2011, in the spectacular fishing village of Busua in Ghana's Western Region. Festival organisers from the UK and Ghana joined together with local residents, to creat...
Accra What's on

Sabolai Radio Music festival

The Ind!e Fuse festival returns this year under a new name, the Sabolai Radio Music festival. The festival offers live indie music from across west Africa, showcasing hip hop, AfroBeat, traditional...
Accra What's on

African crops and cultural festival

The festival, which takes place in a different African country each year, promotes agriculture and its heritage. This year the theme is “eat what they produce and produce what they eat”...
Addis Ababa What's on

Addis Photo Festival

The director of the third Addis photo festival announced at the beginning of this year that the focus on the festival would be on image through a global framework. The idea is to attract new audien...
Accra What's on

Israeli Film festival in Ghana

The festival is a follow-up to the first successful edition last year. The opening film on 4 Dec The Dove Flyer is by invitation. This is followed on 5 Dec by A Matter of Size and on 6 Dec by Bonjo...
Cairo What's on

Cairo International Women's Film Festival

Some 60 films directed by women from 40 countries. This year the festival focuses on films from Germany with Andersen, Majub's Journey, Two at the Border, Clinical Romance and Broken Glass Park, all m...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

European film festival in Dar es Salaam

18 films will be screened at this year's European film festival. They include works from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzer...
Addis Ababa What's on

Colours of the Nile film festival

Screenings of Adamt (best short film) and President Dia (best documentary). Adamt (2013), an Ethiopian film is about a young Ethiopian composer and drummer whose life is changed when a deaf spirit...
Nairobi What's on

Nairobi festival of performing arts

Connections is the theme of this interdisciplinary festival of dance, music, poetry, installation, video and photography. There are four performances and two video montages as well as audience disc...

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