Tag: African culture

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He is much followed every morning by RFI listeners especially those living in Africa. With his column "the so very democratic Republic of Gondwana", artistically and with humor, Mamane remakes current events. But the Frenchman of Niger origin was not predestined to practice in communication. Born in Niger in 1964, Mamane, of his real name Mo ...
Created in 2005, the Zinsou foundation celebrates its 1o years of existence this month with encouraging achievements. Within a few years, the center based in Cotonou has become the showcase of the African contemporary art. The Zinsou foundation welcomed 23 great exhibitions. It also has registered 4 million visitors and has served as study t ...
On the site of the Senegalese News agency, the promoter of the music festival Shula Acoustic Tour, Shoula Ndiaye expressed her desire to see Africa becoming identified by its cultures rather than pictures of war and poverty. The Senegalese artist considers that her continent has valuable to stand out in the world. "It is not normal when talk ...
The professionals of fashion are meeting from 25th to 29th November 2015 in Niamey (Niger) for the 10th edition of the African Fashion International Festival (Fima). The event managed by the international designer of Niger, Seidnaly Sidhamed Alphadi, will have for theme: "Education and industry for mixed and peaceful Africa". The tenth editi ...
In some regions of Africa, albinos are badly considered, victim of any kind discrimination and violence. In Tanzania, they are attacked, kidnapped and killed for rites. In Ivory Coast, albinos declare to be still stigmatized in spite of a "slight improvement" since a few years. In front of this sad situation, campaigns are multiplied o ...
After decades of interruption, Foire-Forum-Carnaval (Fair-Forum-Carnival) reopened its doors on Tuesday in Bouaké (in the North at 379 km far from Abidjan). The Foire-Forum-Carnaval Bouaké remains the cultural, commercial and economic event having contributed to forge its prestige in the past. It is the Mayor of the municipality of Bouaké ...
The cities of Calavi and Cotonou (Benin) hosted from 26th to 28th March 2015, the fourth edition of orality meetings (RIAO). Placed under the theme "the role of tale in the education of children", the event got the participation of actors from Belgium, France, Mali, Niger, Ivory Coast, Togo, Burkina Faso and Benin. From hospitals to schools ...
Josiane Ki was crowned Miss University 2015, a beauty competition that henceforth acts as Miss of the Faso. Between fashion show and dance, 18 candidates coming from various universities, high schools and secondary schools of Burkina, competed in beauty, elegance, charm and skills. It was during a prestigious evening which took place last Sa ...
Discreet, less talkative, Selifa Boukari Mcgreevy, the producer of the movie "Sherifa" by the Togolese director, Steven Af, confided from her heart in the editorial staff of the Pan-African site, African Top Success. The Togolese lady, who is at the same time producer and author of the script, evokes the reasons that urged her to stage these da ...
The African cinema will be in the spotlight from 28th February to 7th March for the next 24th edition of the Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). As a reminder, the theme chosen for this edition is: "African Cinema: production and broadcasting in the digital technology era". As innovations this year, mov ...
The Ivorian photographer, Joana Choumali, is displaying until 06th May 2015, "Résilientes", her new collection. This presentation is within the framework of the exhibition "Woman photographer" taking place in the Onomo hotel of Dakar (Senegal). The young Ivorian lady displays women's portraits carrying "the memory of an esthetic tradition that cons ...
Would you like to discover and appreciate the cultural wealth of the continent and Europe through the Afro-contemporary dance? No worries as you just need attend the 3rd edition of the International Dance Festival of Ouagadougou (FIDO), planned from 17th to 24th January of this year. The opening ceremony of the festival will be held at the F ...
The artist singer, Lady Ka, of her real name Christine Kabagema, wishes of setting up a show allying fashion show and choreographic dance at the Grand Theatre where every African country will be represented. The objective is to offer something else than what is performed during the classic shows, she said. This concept by the artist called ...
Gabao festival, a platform for artistic exchanges that takes place every year in Gabon, uses foreign artists, mainly from Senegalese, for the brilliance of the urban cultures of Central Africa, declared its initiator, Jules Kamdem Taguiwa (photo). "By opposing the Gabonese local artists or artist from Central Africa to the Senegalese artists ...
Doing so that "the African culture represents 90 % of the contents of the TV programs broadcasted by the Senegalese channels", it is henceforth the objective set by the Senegalese Minister of Culture and Communication, Mbagnick Ndiaye. Regretting the profusion of serials in the cultural programs of the channels of his country, the Minister a ...
Theater will be in the spotlight from 25th to 28th December on the occasion of the "Crazy about the theater festival" which opening is planned on the Christmas day with a theater performance "Parole d’Hugo". During this period, the crazy about the theater will thus cross the governorate of Bizerte. Several theater performances are schedul ...
After five last years at the head of the Pan-African Cinema Festival of Ouagadougou, Michel Ouédraogo hands over to Ardiouma Soma who was just nappointed, Director General of the FESPACO. The decision is contained in the report of the Council of Ministers held on Wednesday in Dédougou, about 300 km far from Ouagadougou. Ardiouma Soma was ...
Fashion was in the spotlight this weekend in West Africa. At the time the Togolese fashion designer, Bamondi celebrated her 30 years of career and the 4th edition of the Biennial fashion event in Togo (Bimod 228), the Ivorian fashion designer, Isabelle Anoh, was in attraction for the 9th edition of Afrik Fashion Show in Abidjan. For the 9th ...
The fourth edition of the Biennial fashion event in Togo (BIMOD 228) reached its goals last Saturday with the brilliant fashion show marked by the presence of models and fashion designers from the whole Africa. The event that coincided with 30 years of career of the fashion designer, Blandine Sambiani-Bagnah Alias Bamondi was placed under the t ...
The Ebola virus disease continues tormenting African cultural promoters. The disease that rages in three West African countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea), obliges the steering committee for the 9th of Black Divinities Festival to cancel the event planned in Togo. Before this new decision, the 12th International Trade Fair of Lomé was post ...
Toofan is not out of imagination. After "Virus", the fourth album by the group released in 2012, "les Fils du vent" (the Sons of the wind) released last weekend, "Overdose" their very last opus promising a brilliant success just like the previous ones. Togolese Toofan group took time to release its last album. The group justifies this delay ...
Africa Top Success was reporting it that A+, "the great African channel" has started its programs since 24th October 2014. To be better known by the Togolese public, the African channel of Canal+ was presented on Wednesday, 12th November 2014 followed by a meeting with the press in Lomé. A positive and forward-looking Africa, that is the ima ...
If there is a cultural wealth that distinguishes the peoples of West Africa from the rest of the continent and that adapts itself to the evolution of the society, it is really the African large bubu. This dress formerly traditional is nowadays appreciated by the new generation that uses it at the same time as great days dressing (marriage, reli ...
Sica has become over time a major cultural meeting on the African continent. "The African Stars for Cultural Integration" (SICA) Festival will be at its 10th edition from 17th to 30th November 2014 in Cotonou (Benin). Sixteen (16) African and European countries confirmed their participation in the event that promotes African cultural wealth. ...
Handshakes on Friday in Bamako between the "Magicians" and Ibrahim Boubacar Kéïta alias IBK as well shown on the group photo marking thus a meeting between the members of the famous Ivorian group, Magic system and the Malian president. This meeting occurred a few hours before the starting up of two successive concerts in Bamako, Friday and S ...
Four countries of the sub-region will successively welcome the 14th edition of Theater and Puppets International Festival of Ouagadougou (FITMO) around the "problem of artistic training and socio-professional insertion of artists in Africa". According to sources close to the organization, the event will be held from 10th October to 5th Novem ...
The second edition of the International Marriage Fair of Ouagadougou (SIMO) was held from 26th to 28th September in the capital town of Burkina Faso around the theme: "inconveniences of cohabitation in the society". According to Lilyane Maïga, promoter of the event, the idea is to try by all means in order to promote marriage. On this occ ...
Clap Ivoire and Fespaco are the rare film meetings that value African productions on the international level. During the 14th edition of Clap Ivoire, the managers of cinema from the ECOWAS (Community of the West African States) expressed the desire to establish a film week. The film week will soon be the major meeting of the West-African cin ...
The Algerian Minister of culture, Nadia Labidi proceeded on 24th September 2014 to the official opening of the 7th Cartoon Films International Festival of Algiers (Fibda) in the Algerian capital town. Brazil, invited country of this edition of the festival, will share its rich experience with the Algerian cartoonists and this until 27th Septemb ...
The final phase of the first edition of the ORISHA Prize will take place on 2nd October 2014 at the Piasa auction house in Paris (France). Organized by the Beninese collector, Nathalie MILTAT in association with Timothée CHAILLOU (director of the Prize), the ORISHA Prize promotes the work of the young artists from sub-Saharan Africa. For this f ...
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