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Jul 1

Africa Utopia at the Southbank Centre

Featuring Baaba Maal, Angélique Kidjo and 9 more artists at Southbank Centre

Date

Sunday 1 July 2012Saturday 28 July 2012

Location

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom

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Description

Africa Utopia is a month-long festival of music, theatre, film, literature, dance, fashion, talks and debates programmed by Southbank Centre in conjunction with renowned Senegalese singer and human-rights campaigner Baaba Maal, as part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World with MasterCard.

Throughout the festival there are performances by iconic musicians who share Baaba Maal’s belief in the power of music for social change.
You can also hear from writers who provide insight into the reality of contemporary African culture. Meanwhile an invited group of young delegates – guided by ‘elders’ including Baaba Maal and Lemn Sissay – explore how art projects can be mobilized to bring about social change.Come along, join in and be part of this brand new festival!

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Level 5 Function Room
Caine Prize Reading
Sunday 1 July 2012

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Word Sound Power
Tuesday 3 July 2012

Level 5 Function Room
African Writers' Evening
Tuesday 3 July 2012

Purcell Room
Robben Island Bible
Tuesday 3 July 2012

The Front Room at QEH
Putting the African into African American:
Tuesday 3 July 2012

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Taj Mahal
Wednesday 4 July 2012

Purcell Room
Nigeria Now
Wednesday 4 July 2012

Level 5 Function Room
Nuruddin Farah
Wednesday 4 July 2012

The Front Room at QEH
Africa Sci-Fi Screening
Wednesday 4 July 2012

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Gregory Maqoma
Tuesday 17 July 2012

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Oumou Sangare & Bela Fleck
Wednesday 18 July 2012 - Thursday 19 July 2012

Central Bar Foyer
Max Baillie & Sura Susso
Friday 20 July 2012

The Clore Ballroom
Gregg Kofi Brown & Friends
Friday 20 July 2012

Royal Festival Hall
Paco Peña
Friday 20 July 2012

The Clore Ballroom
The Ultimate Afrobeats Utopia
Saturday 21 July 2012

The Clore Ballroom
Africa on the Catwalk
Saturday 21 July 2012

Production Arch
Knight Watch
Sunday 22 July 2012

The Clore Ballroom
Africa Yard Sound System
Sunday 22 July 2012

Purcell Room
Vocal Ensemble of Africa
Monday 23 July 2012

Purcell Room
Funmi Olawumi
Tuesday 24 July 2012

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Angelique Kidjo
Thursday 26 July 2012

Central Bar Foyer
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate
Friday 27 July 2012

Royal Festival Hall
Baaba Maal and Friends
Saturday 28 July 2012

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