Three Antwerp cultural centres join forces for a festival to organize around the African continent, L’ Afrique c’est chic.
From 4 to 21 October, the first edition of L’afrique c’est chic place, a new festival of The Roma, ccBe and Arenberg. The organizations want their visitors to immerse yourself in all the beauty that the black continent has to offer and plans include lectures, workshops and performances. On the basis of the festival Felabration, the global celebration in honour of the Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti.
Now it already announces The Roma, a performance of the Belgian-Congolese rapper Baloji. He started as a teenager known for his band Starflam, but now throws all two albums long tall eyes if soloartiest.
This year brought the good welcome 137 Avenue Kaniama. “If you are African influences you will hear, ho but. Then you’re suddenly looking to your African roots, ” said Baloji about that new record in Knack Focus. “The Congolese heritage, which I today use, is my culture, something that belongs to me. But I am so not looking gone to Africa, my African identity or an African discourse. A third of the songs on this album is also about love and relationships. And my musical roots lie equally in Liège and in the electronic music from Sint-Truiden and Hasselt as in the Congo.’
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Furthermore, there is a grand opening ceremony scheduled on October 4, plays the Toearegband Tamikrest and there is a display of Black Panther planned, the Marvel blockbuster with almost exclusively black actors who in the meantime already more than 1.3 billion dollars, has brought. The rest of the program will later be published.