Cultural events

Cultural events

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  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018
    Sun
    04
    Feb
    2018
    Ethiopia

    Rastafari travel together with World Weavers present U Day, a spiritual music festival. This festival is aimed to celebrate unity and tolerance among religions and spiritual movements in the world. It is a traveling event and Ethiopia is selected to host the 2018 edition because of its unique standing in the world regarding religious tolerance.

    People from different faiths will participate in this event: Buddhist monks from Thailand, a Jewish Rabbi, Islamic clerics, and even native indigenous people from America and Australia will be present. Together with a group of Rastafarians from Shashamane they will travel to the holy city of Lalibela where an interfaith celebration will be held. Then the program continues to Addis Ababa where an international conference will be organized at the headquarters of the African Union on the morning of the 3rd of February, followed by a music festival in the evening. Some international names are confirmed like Pato Banton & The Now Generation, and King Shiloh Sound System from Amsterdam.

    udayfestival.org/

     

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018
    1 pm - 4 pm@the Maa Maat Centre, 366A High Rd, London N17 9HT

    Fundraising event , an opportunity to explore the themes of the UN International Decade for People of African Descent, Recognition, Justice, Development through the documentary film Shashamane and support two worthy organisations: The Maa Maat Centre and IDPAD Coalition UK.

    The film gives a poignant insight into this unique community through interviews with its members. The themes of the UN Decade resonate through their life-stories.

    "The Rastafari movement represents a signal transformation in the psyche and vision of 'new-world' Africans. Redemption is its core value: re-creation of African morality, pride and lifestyle in a world of gross materialism (Babylon).

    Shashamane land in south-eastern Ethiopia is an iconic outpost of Rastafari from the Diaspora. The community comprises returnees from the Caribbean, the Americas and Europe, who have trekked to the 'Promised Land', asserting their sovereign right to repatriate to the Mother Africa.

    Their struggles, triumphs, hopes and aspirations speak volumes for the search and recovery of African nationhood."

    Tickets & info: www.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018
    12.00 pm - 6.00 pm@ Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

    A day of films,dance workshops, lectures and discussions exploring the origins and legacy of dancehall culture

  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018
    Mon
    23
    Apr
    2018
    @ Lower Gallery, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

    One Love Books presents "Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London" by Alex Bartsch

    Covers is a project by Alex Bartsch documenting reggae record covers that were photographed in London between 1967 and 1988. After years of research, and working in collaboration with Al ‘Fingers’ Newman, Bartsch has identified and photographed 50 London-based reggae sleeves in their original locations, holding them up at arm’s-length to blend in with their surroundings, decades later. Presented in this way, the covers document the passing of time and provide a fascinating insight into the history of reggae music in the UK, an often overlooked but immensely important part of Britain’s musical identity and popular culture.

    To give further context to the photographs, excerpts from interviews with those involved in the making of the records – be it the original singer, producer, photographer, designer or record label employee – are included as part of the display.

    Exhibition/book launch: 6–8pm, Wednesday 4 April

    https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/exhibitions/alex-bartsch-–-covers-retracing-reggae-record-sleeves-uk

     

  • Sun
    15
    Apr
    2018
    4.00 pm - 7.00 pm@ Maat Centre, 366a High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 9HT
  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018
    Thu
    31
    May
    2018
  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018
    12.30 pm - 4.30 pm@Unite The Union, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

    DRAFT PROGRAMMME
    12.30-1.00pm Registration/Refreshments, TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question) documentary excerpt
    1.00-1.20pm Welcome
    1.20-1.40pm Global African Quiz
    1.40-2.00pm African Voices Quotations Session
    2.00-3.30pm As Long As You're Of African Heritage... play & Q&A
    3.30-4.00pm Introduction of African Jubilee Year 1987-88 @ 30 and the Global African Quaf flag, includes Golden Minutes from African History and pan-African activists
    4.00-4.30pm Music 4 Causes Playlist, Araning, Refreshments, wrap Up

    Info and tickets on www.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Thu
    31
    May
    2018
    5.30 pm - 7.30 pm@Unite The Union, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

    Info and tickets on www.eventbrite.co.uk/

     

  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018
    10 am - 7 pmCamden Lock Place, Camden market, NW1 8AH

    Large selection of stalls | Fashion + Arts & Crafts + Natural beauty | Kids clothing & toys + and more! | AFRICAN STREET FOOD | DRUMMING CIRCLE & MUSIC!

    Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/236065317141524/

     

  • Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018
    7 - 9 pmSala Mochica, MInisterio de Cultura - Av. Javier Prado Este 2465, San Borja - Perù

  • Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    24
    Jun
    2018
    @ Crystal Palace Park, London, SE19 2GA, 12pm-9pm

    "Wanda Nation presents the 'Radiate Windrush Festival', a friendly cosmopolitan Black Culture & Afro Arts community event in London. It has been created to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Windrush & to appreciate our Black Communities in Britain. There will be 2 days in the sun to soak in the vibes & experience the vibrant culture of the Caribbean, African & Creole speaking communities that are living & working in Britain. Become immersed in live performances, a sound system party, an arts space, wellness hub, cultural workshops, market vendors & community talks."

    More on: www.eventbrite.com

  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018
    1.00 pm - 4.30 pm@Unite The Union, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

    Info and tickets @ www.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Sun
    01
    Jul
    2018
  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    10 am - 7 pmCamden Lock Place, Camden market, NW1 8AH

    Large selection of stalls | Fashion + Arts & Crafts + Natural beauty | Kids clothing & toys + and more! | AFRICAN STREET FOOD | DRUMMING CIRCLE & MUSIC!

    Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/236065317141524/

     

  • Thu
    16
    Aug
    2018
    Wed
    22
    Aug
    2018
    @Rototom Sunsplash, Benicàssim (Spain)

  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2018
    6.00 - 8.30 pm@Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF

    Although the concept of pan-Africanism has a long history, it is not easily defined and means different things to different people. Community activist Nana Asante attempts to break down the concept with a short presentation entitled 'Pan-Africanism Made Simple'. Some 30 years ago Black (now referred to as African) History Month was introduced in the UK. History consultant Kwaku posits that without the Jamaican-born pan-Africanist hero Marcus Garvey, there probably would not have been such a formal African history programme through this audio-visual 'The Centrality Of Marcus Garvey In The Introduction Of African History Month UK' presentation.

    More info on  www.eventbrite.co.uk/

     

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018
    11 am - 7 pmKennington Park, London SE11 4BE

  • Fri
    24
    Aug
    2018
    6-7.30pm@Unite The Union, 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

    Bearing in mind the reason why August 23 was chosen, history consultant Kwaku advocates the use of an alternative terminology: International Day Of African Resistance Against Enslavement. In this short, interactive presentation, he breaks down the history which led UNESCO to this date, which was adopted by Britain in 2007 to commemorate the trafficking of Africans and its abolition. He posits that marking August 23 should not be solely focused on enslavement, by highlighting a number of key global African historical events that happened in August. We'll also explore several Marcus Garvey-related August moments, including why some pan-Africanists call August Mosiah month. This event is aimed at an inter-generational audience.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/

     

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    noon - 6.00 pmTrafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

     

    Africa on the Square is Mayor of London's free celebration of Africa cultures, with amazing live music, a fashion show, children's activities and delicious homemade food.

    More info here

  • Mon
    26
    Nov
    2018
    6.00-8.45 pm@City HAll, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA