"Art as an intellectual concept does not exist in traditional Africa. African art is intimately bound to religion and magic, and cannot be separated from daily functional aspects of life.
African Art must be seen from a broad view with special consideration given to its social and religious meaning and function. When one says 'African Art', the idea of masks is automatically conjured before the minds eye. However, true African art comprises music, dance, theatre, drummaking, weaving, fabric and house design. The functional purpose of a mask in ritual dance, is that it should come to life as a living spirit. Cloth may be designed to tell the history of a family, tribe or nation or to show rank in a religious order or secret society". AM
This site is dedicated to the promotion of Africa Music Drama and Art and the display of African cultures and events on the internet. African artists and musicians are welcome to register with us in order to have their own blog with bio and contact details.

Couleur Café 2013

16/06/2013 08:00
Europe/Copenhagen

Location

Nørrebrohallen/Den Røde Plads
Bragesgade 8
Copenhagen 2200
Denmark

Couleur Café 2013

Pressebilleder kan hentes på: http://www.crawfurd.com/press/cc

Byen er i farver, når der åbnes for den tiende udgave af Couleur Café. Alle er velkomne og der er tradition for en superhyggelig eftermiddag med god livemusik, dans, trommer, familiehygge og afrikansk mad.

Søndag d. 16. juni kl. 12-18 i Nørrebrohallen/Den Røde Plads

TangleRoots featuring Basiru Suso (DK/Gambia)

04/04/2013 20:00
Europe/Copenhagen

Location

Global Copenhagen
Nørre Allé 7
Copenhagen 2200
Denmark

TangleRoots is an exotic little world music trio who, after 20 years of existence and hidden life as a school concert band, now has recorded the essence of the music that has become significant over the years. A recording with a host of different exotic and unusual musical instruments and moods from many different music genres. The band includes Gambian kora player Basiru Suso.  

Nabiha, Concert at Vega

24/11/2012 20:00
Europe/Copenhagen

Location

Vega
Enhavevej 40
Copenhagen 1674
Denmark

Monsuna feat. Africa: "Encounter"

16/08/2012 19:15
18/08/2012 14:15
Europe/Copenhagen

Location

Vildskud - C/O Teater-Huset
Rådhusstræde 13
Copenhagen 1466 K
Denmark

 MONSUNA FEAT AFRICA
 Encounter
With the Kenyan drama Encounter as the spine for the performance Monsuna takes you deep into the damp African jungle where the Mau Mau are fighting the British Colonial power. Is it terrorism or the African revolution? Obama and Blixen traveled to Kenya to find an answer. now we ask you to come with us through the montage performance of meetings of cultures. It'swar and prejucices! It's musuc and magi! -It's Africa!
Based on the drama "Encounter" By Kuldip Sondhi.

Couleur Café 2012

24/06/2012 12:00
Europe/Copenhagen

Location

Fælledparken København
Denmark

Gratis afrikansk musikfestival i Fælledparken
Bag Pavillonen
 
(Musikprogrammet starter kl. 12.00)
1. Basiru Suso Quartet
 2. Katamanto Highlife Orchestra
 3. Moussa Diallo Quartet
 4. Bil Aka Kora & DB All Stars
 
For mere info: http://couleurcafe.dk/index.html

Nabiha, Lille Vega, Copenhagen

03/02/2012 20:00
Europe/Copenhagen

Location

Venue
Enghavevej 40
Copenhagen
Denmark

Nabiha is undoubtedly one of the most booming Danish stars right now.

In connection with the republishing her debut album Cracks in an international version, she makes a tour which brings her to VEGA. Nabiha has received international attention, and therefore she upgrades her debut album Cracks with four new songs including the single 'Trouble', already a massive radio hit. It is another step forward for a new unique woman figure in Danish pop. More Cracks which the international release has come to be called focuses on the more fast-paced part of the colorful and life-affirming pop, which gave Nabiha a very special position in Danish music.

Dawda Jobarteh at Global

02/12/2011 21:00
Europe/Copenhagen

Location

Global
Nørre Allé 7
Copenhagen
Denmark
Dawda takes his traditional musical training from his Mande griot upbringing in Gambia and with the help of long-term friends and band members, Preben Carlsen on guitar, Nana Osibio on bass and Salieu Dibba on percussion, creates an intense contemporary vision of an ancient tradition.

CD Launch of Northern Light Gambian Night by Dawda Jobarteh

31/08/2011 19:00
Europe/Copenhagen

Location

PH-cafeen
Halmtorvet
Copenhagen
Denmark

CD Launch of Northern Light Gambian Night by Dawda Jobarteh


Release Date: Monday 5 September 11


Members: Dawda Jobarteh KORA & VOC
ALMarie-line Marolany VOCAL
Maria Marolany VOCAL
Preben Carlsen GUITAR
Nana Osibio BASS
Salieu Dibba DJEMBE
Rasmus Lund DRUMS

Record Label: Sterns Music

Nabiha Concert

12/03/2011 21:00
Europe/Copenhagen

Location

Koncerthuset
Emil Holms Kanal 20
Copenhagen
Denmark

Nabiha er uden tvivl en af de mest fremadstormende danske stjerner lige nu. Hun er dobbelt nomineret  i P3 Guld og har en række roste koncerter bag sig. Nu står hun for første gang klar på den københavnske klub-scene ved en koncert i Koncerthusets Studie 2 lørdag 12. marts.


 For mere Info: Myspace og  Dr.dk



EMMANUEL JAL

05/11/2010 21:30
09/11/2010 16:00
Europe/Copenhagen

Location

Grand Teatret
Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8
Copenhagen 1460
Denmark
Phone: 33 15 16 11

War ChildEMMANUEL JAL
Concert and movie at Copenhagen Dox Film Festival 2010


WAR CHILD by Karim Chrobog
The 16 times international award winning documentary
about Emmanuel Jal´s life will be shown at the prestigious
CPH:DOX film festival 2010


Just won Best Documentary Award at the Warsaw International Doc Film Festival


GRAND TEATRET 5th of November 21:30-23:00


After the movie, EMMANUEL JAL will be performing a
LIVE CONCERT at the cinema stage.


You can continue the night with great live music:
AL AGAMI & MAKADEM with his band from Kenya
performs an Afro Luo Hip Hop midnight concert nearby, right after.


More info: http://www.womex.com/virtual/one_world/event/emmanuel_jal

Dawda Jobarteh - Live at Copenhagen Jazzhouse

Dawda Jobarteh - Dindingo


Dawda Jobarteh and his band live at Copenhagen Jazzhouse, August 2010. Recorded and produced by Jacob Crawfurd/ Crawfurd Media.

Youssou N'dour launches TV channel

Senegal star Youssou N'dour launches TV channel


Youssou N'dour performs in Morocco in Feb 2010 The world renowned singer already owns a major private media group in Senegal

Senegalese pop star Youssou N'dour has officially launched his own television station in Senegal after a two-year struggle with the authorities.


The singer already owns a major private media group in Dakar, which tends to be critical of the authorities. The new channel, TFM, is officially a cultural one, after the authorities refused to grant him a licence for a general channel, correspondents say.

Media

Dawda Jobarteh - Dindingo


Dawda Jobarteh and his band live at Copenhagen Jazzhouse, August 2010. Recorded and produced by Jacob Crawfurd/ Crawfurd Media.

ECA launches an African technology network to generate value from research and development

Addis Ababa, 17 June 2010 (ECA) - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched a network of community of experts and institutions involved in technology development and transfer in Africa, composed of leading African agencies responsible for technology development, adaptation, diffusion and transfer.

How Somali rapper became the voice of South Africa 2010

Rapper K'Naan's Wavin' Flag in World Cup triumph
By Ian Youngs
Music reporter, BBC News

 
An anthem by Somali-born rapper K'Naan has become the signature tune of this year's World Cup after being used in Coca Cola commercials and going to number one in 14 countries.


But Wavin' Flag was not written as a football song - beneath its celebratory tone is the story of its creator's narrow escape from a life of war and his subsequent rise as a hip-hop star and global role model.


K'Naan was luckier than most Somalis when his country fell into civil war in 1991.

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