21 July 2017
This Sunday, 23rd July, we celebrate Africa again together with the little ones and their families at Solé on the reggae beach, with the richness of the African tribal paintings as main theme. The second session of Units x África starts. A joint initiative of two partner festivals, Rototom Sunsplash and Formigues Festival, created with the purpose to get to know the ethnic diversity of the African continent by means of a series of characters to whom we pay tribute through dance, music, literature, art and traditions.
Image is the basis of this Sunday’s session, which we want to dedicate to the figure of the South African Pulitzer-winning photographer Kevin Carter.
The workshop will focus on facial and body painting, which is loaded with symbolism for different tribes such as the Efik from Nigeria, who uses it as a symbol of love and purity, or the Karo tribe from Ethiopia, where they paint their faces and bodies as an important part of their dance festivals and in courtship rituals. For the Gerewol tribe, facial and body painting is the celebration that gives men the opportunity to meet and attract women from their tribe.
The day will be completed with a workshop of necklaces and bracelets made with recycled materials.