Africadelic – International Africa Day

Africadelic is an annual event held in the Paradiso Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 25 May to celebrate International Africa Day, with live music, visual arts dance and film.
Due to the current COVID-19 measures, Africadelic will go ahead online this year.
Its format will be performances and talks by African artists from both the continent and the diaspora, from their home, studio or another venue.
With a host of well known and up-and-coming African artists already confirmed, it promises to be an enthralling day of performances and lively debates.

Akwasi | Ghana | Nederland
BALOJI | Congo
Batida | Angola | Portugal
BLICK BASSY | Kameroen
Checheku | Ghana
Femi Anikulapo-Kuti | Nigeria
JOEY le SOLDAT | Burkina Faso
Lemi Ghariokwu | Nigeria
Msafiri Zawose | Tanzania
ONIPA | Jamaica | Ghana
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band | Ghana
Rich Medina | Verenigde Staten
Sampa The Great | Zambia
Sara Tavares | Kaapverdië
Yuri da Cunha | Angola

The talks involve artists and activists sharing their opinion on various current social issues in Africa and the African diaspora and in particular, the effect of COVID -19 is having on the African cultural and musical industry.

In addition, from 24-26 May there is a great selection of African films on Cineville and Vimeo on Demand
Confirmed films:
The African Who Wanted to Fly (Gabon/France/Belgium, 2016).
Afripedia (Various, 2014) + Q&A with director Teddy Goitom.
Atlantique (Senegal/France/Belgium, 2019).
The Burial Of Kojo (Ghana/USA, 2018).
Liyana the Movie (Swaziland/USA, 2017).
Mayfair (South Africa, 2018).
SEMBENE! (Senegal/USA, 2015).
Welcome to the Smiling Coast (Gambia/NL, 2016, 72 min).
We Intend To Cause Havoc (Zambia/Czech Republic, 2020).

The event can be followed on 25 May from 12:00pm – 12:00am ( – 11pm BST) on:

The films can be viewed from May 24-26 on: (free for Cineville members) (free with the password Africadelic2020)

Africadelic 2020 is a co-production of Mano A Mano Produções (Luanda), Paradiso Amsterdam, Ticket to the Tropics, Pllek Live Stage, Afrispectives, Caribbean Creativity, Cineville and the Keep On Pushing Crew.

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