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Africa Utopia

15 Jul - 16 Jul
Championed by Africa Utopia artistic collaborator, Senegalese singer and human rights advocate Baaba Maal, Africa Utopia features talks, workshops, music and performances that celebrate the arts and culture of one of the world's most dynamic and fast-changing continents.

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15 Jul 2017

Gigs
Urban
8:00 pm, 15 Jul 2017
Hear the afrobeat star behind hit single ‘Antenna’ and the movement This is New Africa

16 Jul 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
6:30 pm, 16 Jul 2017
Chineke! Orchestra return for their third year at Africa Utopia

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15 Jul
Gigs
Urban
Hear the afrobeat star behind hit single ‘Antenna’ and the movement This is New Africa
16 Jul
Classical music
Orchestra
Chineke! Orchestra return for their third year at Africa Utopia
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In 2012, Southbank Centre launched Africa Utopia, a festival dedicated to bringing art and ideas from Africa and the African diaspora to audiences in the UK. We ask what the West can learn from this rapidly changing continent.

Championed by Africa Utopia artistic collaborator, Senegalese singer and human rights advocate Baaba Maal, the festival’s first four years have featured Afrobeat legend Tony Allen , former First Lady of Somaliland and hospital founder Edna Adan, Kenyan creative collective The Nest, Township Tech originator Spoek Mathambo, 'godfather of Ethiopian jazz' Mulatu Astatke and the Kinshasa Symphony orchestra.

Africa Utopia stories

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Edna Adan gives a keynote on why she built her country’s first maternity hospital
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Panel discussion in which women discussed movements in modern African feminism

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