Dancing with the Diaspora
                                                                                                   
The festival era ... Dancing with the Diaspora Pan African festival circuit links festivals and initiatives from South, East, West, North and Central Africa ...... Pan African mobility and cultural exchange ... An African Festival Network with growing inter continental exchanges ...


SADAC MUSICAL MEETINGS

Marcus Wyatt
Bombshelter Beasts
 
Pule
Bombshelter Beasts
 
Dionne Song
Bombshelter Beasts
 
Mark Fransman
A multi-instrumentalist in Maputo
 
Judith Sephuma
Doing big shows
 
Omar Sosa
Piano percussion international
 
Ronan Skillen
Cape Town Tabla
 
Sipho Mabuse
Wisdom Economy
 
Stewart Sukuma
Marrabenta Music
 
Mabi Thobejane
South Africa
 
Stella Chirweshe
Zimbabwe
 
Khadja Nin
Burundi
 
Jojo Abott
Pan African
 
Nakhane
Eastern Cape International
 
Bholoja
Swaziland
 
Jojo Abot
Ghana / South Africa
 
Liam Monkhouse
Digital Africa
 
Peterharper
Australia Ethiopia
 
Rafael Anker
Switzerland Ethiopia
 
Sa Roy
Madagascar
 
Seun Kuti
Kalakuti Republic
 

FESTIVALS AND VENUE INTERVIEWS

  2017
Fatima Viera
Fatima's Tofo and Maputo
 
  2016-7
Moreira Chonguica
More Jazz
 
  2017-8
Litho Sithoe
Marrabenta Festival
 
  2017
Kai Geiger
European Jazz Network
 
  2017
Theo Van Den Hoek
North Sea to CTIJF
 
  2017
Oppikoppi Festival
In dust we trust :
 
  2016
Ricardo Peech
Bloemfontein
 
  2018
Freddie Nyathela
South African Roadies Association
 
  2015
Nicky B
From Radio to Live
 
  2016
Good Luck Bar
Age old Venue
 
  2016
Concerts SA
Change thinking
 
  2016
Rage Productions
Youth entertainment
 
  2016
Andy Davis
Zakifo Durban / IGODA
 
  2015
Jiggs Thorne
Bushfire Swaziland / IGODA
 
  2016
Sipho Sithole
Native Rhythms / IGODA
 
  2018
Faisal Bayimba
Uganda Music / IGODA
 
  2018
Jerome Galabert
Reunion Music / IGODA
 
  2017
Sifiso Ntuli
Roving Bantu Kitchen
 
  2017
Monique Scheiss
Afrika Burn
 

Interviews on Mini Disk of Artists Archived at ILAM

SDMD001

12/1999

Cape Town

Parliament of World Religions (PWR)

PWR

SDMD002

12/1999

Cape Town

PWR

PWR

SDMD003/01

08/06/00

Dakar

DJ Awadi

Hip Hop Senegal

SDMD003/02

16/06/00

Dakar

Khuman

Hip Hop Senegal

SDMD003/03

21/06/00

Dakar

Coco Jean

Hip Hop Senegal

SDMD004/01

12/06/00

Dakar, Saint Louis

BaabaMaal,

Mbalax Senegal

SDMD004/02

14/06/00

Dakar

Ismael Lo

Mbalax Senegal

SDMD004/03

Dakar

Dancing with Diaspora

Musicians from Senegal

SDMD005/01

16/06/00

Dakar

Zale Seck,

Mbalax Senegal

SDMD005/02

23/06/00

Dakar

Cheikh Lo

Mbalax Senegal

SDMD006/01

19/06/00

Dakar

BoubaN'Dour

Mbalax Senegal,

SDMD006/02

20/06/00

Dakar

CoumbaGowlo

Mbalax Senegal,

SDMD007

21/06/00

Dakar

Dancing with Diaspora

Music of Senegal

SDMD008

26/06/00

Bamako Mali

RokiaTraore, Zotto Boys

Musicians of Mali

SDMD013/1 06/09/00 Arts Alive JHB Joyce
South America Brazil
SDMD013/2 07/09/00 Arts Alive JHB Susana Baca
South America Peru

SDMD021

March 2001

Cote D'voire, Burkina Faso

Chronicles Noir Faso Connection

Burkina Faso

SDMD022

July 2001

Congo Brazzaville

Orchestra Aragon, Bororo, Werrason

Congo, Cuba &African diaspora

SDMD023

July 2001

Congo Brazzaville

Bororo part 2 et al

Congo & African diaspora

SDMD024

July 2001

Congo Brazzaville

Bisso Na Bisso, Stella Chirwehse

Congo & African diaspora

SDMD025

31/08/01

Johannesburg

Khadja Nin

Burundi

SDMD026

09/10/2001

Maputo Mozambiqe

Chicquito, KapaDech, Roland Hohlberg

Mozambique

SDMD027

10/10/01

Maputo Mozambiqe

Eyuphoro, Leman Pinto

Mozambique

SDMD028

10/10/01

Maputo Mozambiqe

* Unknown

Mozambique


A brief history of dancing with the diaspora: In 2000 afribeat.com delivered the presentation Dancing with the Diaspora at the WOMEX conference in Berlin. The presentation put forth the benefits in cultural, ideas and learning exchange of an original festival circuit .

In 2001 as guest of ministry of Arts and Culture Zimbabwe and Congo Brazzaville, afribeat.com attended the music festival of FESPAM. The festival had previously intervened during a war across borders. When the arms were dropped they were never lifted again : President Sassou Nguesso spent two weeks hiding in the roof of his palace during the unscheduled invasion from Kinshasa across the river (20KM). Congo Brazzavile has a 70% natural forestation that you must receive signed permission from the president to access! It is French speaking, "braza la belle, brazz le joliie."

In 2002 with support from SAA, afribeat.com attended MASA biennial festival and music market in Abidjan. It is at the cultural crossroads of West Africa, and the convergence of Pan-African performing arts. The beautiful city is transformed into a place where musicians from all over this diverse and fascinating continent can come together in showcasing their expressions with dignity and pride.

Throughout 2016 afribeat explored the Igoda Africa month festival circuit which includes Bushfire festival in the Malkerns valley of Swaziland, Johannesburg's Africa Day, Durban's Zakifo festival, Maputo's Azgo festival, Harare's HIFA festival and Saint-Pierre in Reunion's Sakifo festival.

During 2016-2018 afribeat continued a long term exploration into Mozambiquean music with the Morejazz, Marrabenta, Timbila and One Ocean festivals on the North East coast of Affrica.

In 2017 with support of the German visitors programme Struan Douglas travelled to Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen to explore the musicians, festivals, initiatives and developments and exciting new trends in music and artitsic sustainability, history, architecture and monumental tourist attractions.

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