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Africa 101 - an African Arts Campus - for Cape Town, 24 to 29 October 2011
June 24th, 2011, at 12:18 pm | Posted by


AFRICA 101, an African Arts Campus will be hosted by the African Arts Institute in partnership with the Goethe-Institut South Africa and in association with its venue partner, Artscape, in Cape Town, from 24 to 29 October 2011.

For one jam-packed week, explore contemporary trends, icons and innovations in African music, literature, cinema, dance, theatre, visual art and cultural tourism. Engage in a stimulating series of illustrated short courses, discussions and screenings, facilitated by a diverse range of experts.

PROGRAMME, at a glance.



The programme will include presentations on:

  • African destinations - Ian Harris (Coffeebeans Routes) - Wednesday 26 and Saturday 29 October, 9.30am to 12pm

Short four-part lecture series will be presented on:

  • Contemporary African literature, with Prof Harry Garuba (UCT Centre for African Studies)
  • Contemporary African art, with Andrew Lamprecht (UCT Michaelis) & guest lecturers
  • Contemporary African music, with Kolade Arogundade (African music aficionado)
  • African cinema, with filmmaker Bridget Thompson and guest lecturer Mike Dearham (M-Net African Film Library)

These four-part lecture series will take place between 5.30pm and 9pm from Monday 24 October to Thursday 27 October.

Lunch-time discussions, free of charge, will be presented on:

  • The Arab Spring and what it could mean for the arts in North Africa - Aadel Essaadani, Arts practitioner and Arterial Network country representative, Morocco Tuesday 25 October from 1pm to 2pm
  • African artists' perspectives on South Africa - Maggie Otieno, former general manager of www.africancolours.com Wednesday 26 October from 1pm to 2pm
  • CANCELLED African values, worldviews and spirituality and how they can contribute to change in african and indeed the world - Mmatshilo Motsei, author, poet and spiritualist Thursday 27 October from 1pm to 2pm
  • Culture and its relevance to development, democracy and human rights in Africa - Mike van Graan, Arterial Network secretary general Friday 28 October from 1pm to 2pm.

Other events will include:

  • Play Readings - on Saturday 29 October from 2pm, of two of the soon-to-be-announced finalists in the 2011 African Playwrights' Competition:
    • The Road to Goma by Ba’bila Mutia (Cameroon) - directed by Tauriq Jenkins
    • Onions make us cry by Zainabu Jallo (Nigeria/UK) - directed by Jaqueline Domisse
  • Walkabouts to artists' studios: Pan African Market Art Studio on Tuesday 25 October from 9.30am, to Good Hope Art Studio on Thursday 27 October from 9.30am and to Greatmore Art Studio on Friday 28 October from 9.30am
  • an all-Africa Dance Party with DJ Patrick Vee at the Kimberley Hotel, Roeland Street on Friday 28 October.

ENQUIRE about specific events or REQUEST a booking form, from info@afai.org.za or 021-464 9027