The Afro festival is an annual event that is to  take place at the Museum of African Art in Belgrade (MAA) and is to last  several days. By gathering together both African and local artists, experts in the field of African studies, students, connoisseurs of African arts and cultures, the Museum organizes exhibitions and lectures, concerts, music and art workshops. The Afro festival offers the “best of the best” of the MAA’s programs.

PROGRAM

Friday, 3rd  June 2016

17h

Lecture

IMAGES OF THE OTHER / IMAGES OF OURSELVES

18h

A talk and public listening session

THE ABNORMAL BEATS OF DOGON

20h

Lecture & Film Screening

NOLLYWOOD OR DOOM

21h – “Powerful Twins”

Saturday, 4th June 2016

10-18h

AFRICAN BAZAAR

10-18h

SAILING THE RIVER NIGER – Third MAA Art Competition exhibition

11-14h

ART WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS

11h

PRACTICUM – thematic guided tours

“The Visual Identity of the Museum of African Art: Architecture, Design and the Permanent Display”

12h

PRACTICUM – theme based guided tours

“If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing” (African proverb)

12-18h

MANCALA – African board game…

13h

PRACTICUM – theme based guided tours

“Creating Art – the Artist in West-African Society”

14-17h

ART WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS

– THE TRICKSTER ESHU IN STORIES AND PERFORMANCE

– THE BIRD IN SENUFO ART

14h

PRACTICUM – thematic guided tours

“Secret Knowledge and Rites of Passage among the Peoples of West Africa”

15h

Book presentation: “PHANTOM AFRICA“ by Michel Leiris

17h

Catalogue presentation: IBEJI: TWICE BORN – Yoruba Twin Sculptures from the Pаvlić Collection

Sunday, 5th  June 2016

10-18h

AFRICAN BAZAAR

10-18h

DURBAR

10-18h

SAILING THE RIVER NIGER – Third MAA Art Competition exhibition

11-14h

ART WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS:

– ОМОLАNGIDI DOLL

– WHAT DOES THE DRUM SAY?

11h

PRACTICUM – theme based guided tours

“Hunting for Objects: the Pečar Couple as Collectors”

11-16h

MAA MAGAZINE COVER

12h

PRACTICUM – theme based guided tours

“The Encounter of Two Worlds – Africa through Travel Writing”

12-18h

MANCALA – African board game…

13h

The official address of the Dean of the African Group, H. E. Mr. Tajouri Sh. Tajouri, Ambassador of Libya in Belgrade.

14h

CONCERT – TOMMY Т & LION VYBZ

14-17h

ART WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS:

– THE TRICKSTER ESHU IN STORIES AND PERFORMANCE

– THE BIRD IN SENUFO ART

16h

PRACTICUM – theme based guided tours

“The Social Status of West African Peoples”

17h

PRACTICUM – theme based guided tours

“Religion or Magic? Traditional Beliefs among the Peoples of West Africa”

Entrance:

Friday: free

Saturday: 150 RSD

Sunday: 150 RSD

 

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