7 August 2017
The concerts venue at Benicassim will lay emphasis on the plural reality of the African continent, during the next edition of the Rototom Sunsplash, which will celebrate its 24th edition from 12th to 19th August. Beyond the concerts, where we will see some of the main artists of the continent, the essence of Africa will be felt in the 14 extra-musical areas.
Particularly in the African Village, which this year expands its area to integrate a varied music, dance, culture and cuisine programme which includes, among other innovations, the creation of Abha, ‘House of the Word’ in Guinean, which purpose is to make the afro-descendant groups visible and give voice to their demands.
Africa’s voice will also be heard at the Social Forum, with exceptional guests such as Nobel Peace Prize Mohamed Ben Cheikh, Egyptian economist and political scientist Samir Amin or Youssou NDOUR, former Minister of Culture of Senegal. And the same in MagicoMundo, the most family-friendly area, where African dance and percussion workshops, storytelling and special projects will take place.
The connection between Africa and Jamaica will also play an important role in the activities of the Reggae University Camp, which will host an exhibition of veteran British photographer Adrian Boot. The festival’s restaurants will not escape the tastes of the African continent either, because they will include a tour of the traditional dishes from Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast or Ethiopia.
Special music sessions at both the SunBeach and the Solé beach bar, as well as social projects through art, fashion or crafts will also make of Africa its centrepiece this year during the Rototom Sunsplash.
A perfect opportunity to approach this exciting continent in a global way.