WaawAfrica Festival 2.-6.4.2014

It’s already the 6th edition of one of the biggest African events in Finland!WaawAfrica2014_Timetable

This time the festival will be organized a little bit earlier than in the past years, because we want to connect it with a joyful celebration of Senegal’s Independence Day (04.04).

Especially for this occasion we have invited new musicians and dancers to perform along with Mama Africa Jyväskylä and Mama Africa Senegal on stage!

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Confirmed performers:

  • Ismaila Sane & Säisba Band (Senegal/Finland) Saïsba
  • Jali Madi (Gambia) Jali Madi
  • Sila Fato (Senegal/Finland/USA) Sila Fato
  • Pape Doudou Ndiaye (Senegal/Spain)
  • Sibiri BB Konate (Burkina Faso/Finland)
  • Doudou & Malibass ( Senegal/Japon)
  • Aly Milao (Tanzania/Finland)
  • Marianne Leppä
  • Klovni Dodo (klovnidodo)
  • Mama Africa Senegal (Mama Africa Senegal)
  • Pape Cisse & Mama Africa Jkl (Mama Africa Jkl)
  • DJ Cliff ( Kenya/Finland)

Apart from the concerts, parties and workshops we will also organize something we didn’t do before: a movie screening in Ilokivi! Only during our festival you will have an unique chance to see a film from one of the most prominent Senegalese directors.

And since we’ll be celebrating Senegal Independence Day, we want to warmly invite everyone to a special Senegalese Day with characteristic cuisine, fashion shows, music, special performances and more on Friday, 04.04 in Gloria. More info soon.

Humanitary work aspect

Part of the income from the tickets will support Pape Cisse’s charity project to help Senegalese children suffering from poverty. So… a lot of fun for you and a lot of help for them — everyone wins! :)

More info about WaawAfrica charity project

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