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Dec
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Nescafé Coffee Food Music (Lagos)

 

What goes better with a public holiday than coffee, food and music? You guessed right — nothing!

On Friday December 1st, 2017, Nescafé is hosting a coffee food and music event at Muri Okunola park from 10am "till the fun ends"!

"The event's main draw will have some of the country biggest artists and chefs — M.I, Fregz, Bisola, Waje, Mr. P, Dumebi, Benedict and Alex — trading roles (the chef's singing and the artists cooking) in a bid to entertain the audience and showcase their versatility."

The event is free but registration, here, is compulsory to confirm your attendance.

 
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Nov
25
to Nov 26

ourselves + others: african feminist re-CREATIONS at SOAS (London)

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"On November 25, 2017, the Centre for African Studies and Ifeanyi Awachie, founder of AFRICA SALON, will present ourselves + others: african feminist re-CREATIONS at SOAS, a contemporary African arts festival.

Inspired by Nigerian scholar Obioma Nnaemeka’s theory of nego-feminism - a strand of African feminism - the festival will offer a unique mix of intellectual and performance-oriented programming. Centering women and nonbinary artists of African ascent, ourselves + others will feature cutting-edge visual art, feminist theory, creative entrepreneurship, salons, live music, an afterparty, and more. The curated art and conversations will explore feminism, silence, and the body.

Embracing nego-feminism’s strategies for representing African artists, resisting right-wing politics, and challenging monolithic views of Africa, ourselves + others is at once a timely intervention into the current political moment, an embodied exploration of critical theory, and a distinctive and decidedly contemporary new addition to London’s African festival scene."

Get the full line up for the festival here.

Tickets are £10 for Standard and £5 for Students/SOAS Alumni. Purchase your tickets here.

 
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Jun
28
to Jul 6

Vanishing Voices Exhibition

"Of the world’s 6,000 languages, 2,000 are spoken in Africa and 500 in Nigeria alone. As a result, the latter – as far as linguistic diversity is concerned – occupies the third place in the world, surpassed only by Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Europe, by comparison, has only 120 languages.

In order to prevent Nigeria’s unique polyphony from falling silent forever, eight artists recorded different languages - endangered or not - to be presented in a vast, collective sound installation.

Featured Artists: Emeka Udemba, Ndidi Dike, Adeola Olagunju, Halima Abubakar, Ralph Eluehike, Aigberadion Israel and Kayode Oluwa, Otuke Charles Ologeh, and Jeremiah Ikongio. 

Vanishing Voices is curated by Alfons Hug and Uche Okpa-Iroha."

Pass: free.

More information on the Goethe Instit site.

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