17 June 2016
The story teller Boni Ofogo, the DJ Sr. Lobezno, one of the key names on the Spanish black scene, and the Farafina project, that combines African design and culture with social commitment, organizing different activities to raise awareness about different aspects of Africa.
The African Village has broadened its program to offer new activities that will allow visitors to get to know a Little more about African culture and tradition.
On the one hand, the famous storyteller Boniface Ofogo Nkama, from Cameroon, will give a workshop on African oral tradition and present a story telling session during the festival. Ofogo with his tales, legends and stories will the spirit of a continent that is so near and yet so unknown to us.
On the other, the project Farafina will also have a stand in the African Village / inside the venue. A part from presenting its fair trade program, which is dedicated to promoting and studying traditional crafts and contemporary design in different parts of Africa, will participate in different activities.
They will give a talk on the history and meaning of African WAX print fabrics, and a workshop on the elaboration and uses of karité (shea butter), that has become the third most exported product from Africa. They will also organise an African fashion show.
Adding to all of this, will be Sr. Lobezno, one of the key figures on the Spanish black music scene, who has built up a strong reputation as a DJ for mix of rhythms in his sets, will perform an Afrobeat set in the African Village.
The African Village will also host collective like United Minds who, who will organise several book presentations; Keráfrica, that will liven up the nights with their musical and DJ sets; and the Thioune Brother, that will take their audiences on a trip around Africa with different rhythms and dances, among other activities.