All Africa Dance and Music Festival on Peace

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Country and Region KenyaNairobi Province
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Nairobi, Nairobi Province, Kenya
Festival Contact Information

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Madonna House, Westlands
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Festival Description

The conference/ festival will provide a rich, inclusive and challenging forum for reflective practitioners to celebrate their creative richness; critically and deeply engage; dream and act jointly in producing alternative cultural and dance products and in shaping new narratives of just peace. The festival will bring together over 2000 artistes, peace builders – including educators, dance artists, musicians, development workers, community animators and cultural activists – from Africa and other parts of the world who continue to apply various shades of dance arts approaches in their social change work.

The festival in a symphony of contemporary dance will also celebrates the creative work of the African continent. The All Africa Dance Festival is an ‘all Africa dance event’ where we shall dance, stamp and leap to the rhythms of the cultural and contemporary dance in the heart of Africa!.

The event to be held from 3rd-5th December 2010 has confirmed dance groups from Jamaica, Haiti, Sweden, Norway, Italy. Brazil, Nigeria, Mali and Mozambique Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, Cuba, Sierra Leone, Netherlands, Sudan,South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Britain, United States, Canada, India among other countries.

The Festival is proud to welcome these phenomenal dance artists and choreographers to Kenya and Africa. All the participating groups will provide rich insight into contemporary dance styles and practices from Africa and other parts of the world. Kenya will be represented by leading dance groups such as Sarakasi, Safari Cats, Nameless, Wahu, Jua Cali, Kanda King, Shangilia and Kenge Kenge, African Tumbas and Bomas of Kenya Dancers among others.

Festival Dates December 3 - 5, 2010
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