Learn Africa Love Africa (LALA)
Art and culture from around the continent are in the spotlight in Cape Town as the African Arts Institute’s Learn Africa Love Africa event series continues. Already a fixed event on the Cape Town calendar, AFAI’s Learn Africa Love Africa (LALA) kicks off again in April 2014. The LALA series is an initiative of the African Arts Institute, which aims to promote the arts and culture achievements of the rest of the continent among an often uninformed South African audience. From Film, music, Arts 101 lectures, public debates and seminars LALA is a fully packed programme for the developing African arts market. Specific chapters of the LALA series 2014:
- African Film Nights
- All Africa Dance Parties
- Art Talks
- African Book Club
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African Film Nights
The African Film Night is a platform to showcase & screen movies made by African filmmakers on a regular basis. The aim of this event is to build a South African market for African film. For more information on the film night, email AFAI’s Projects Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Africa Dance Party
The All Africa Dance Party is centered around eclectic, holistic rhythms, rhymes and reasoning, backed by delicious African beats and head shifting harmonies. Its spiritual and audio journey across the continent, across time. The aim of these regular parties is to introduce South African markets to African music.
Radio Broadcasts of 27 April 2014 @ Ragazzi Live Bar
For more information on the dance party, email AFAI’s Projects Manager: email@example.com
African Art Talks
In line with the objective of contributing to sustainable regional and international markets for African creative goods and services through pilot programmes, AFAI intends to host public African Art Talks. These will be platforms where artists and art lovers will engage in critical dialogue around the markets of African art and the dynamics of growing it. Also within this mandate we seek to:
- host events that feature African exhibitions by African artists and crafters
- subsidise the participation of African artists in South African festivals
- run short courses in African visual arts, dance, etc for local and international audiences thereby developing informed markets
- build a library of African art
- host, co-host or support annual festivals that celebrate collectively, or as separate genres, African visual arts and craft
African Book Club
The primary aim of these regular book events is to raise the profile of African writers among South African readers and to help writers from around the continent to grow their South African markets. These events also allow writers to build direct relationships with their potential readers.