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Major Dux – or the day music was banned


In Uganda, a team of East African and German artists is performing the story of Major Dux, based on the children’s book by Martin Baltscheid. Since May the production has been on tour in Germany and Austria. more

ORFEUS – Ancient myth in a contemporary setting


Theaterformen Festival in Hanover: Brett Bailey combines the simplest of resources, charismatic performers and great musical sensitivity to produce a profoundly moving version of the Orpheus myth. more

„Rien ne sert de courir“ -  “Slow and steady wins the race” An exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of Benin’s independence

"Boy" (2007)

Several exhibitions will be held in June 2010 to mark the 50th anniversary of Benin’s independence. Artists who have developed very distinctive concepts and strategies and have held their own on the art market away from the mainstream will be invited to participate in the exhibition “Rien ne sert de courir”, whose title is borrowed from a fable by de la Fontaine. It is set to open on 8 June. more

AFRICAN MOSAÏQUE – A pan-African fashion show

Creation by NKWO

The last few years have seen the development of an avant-garde fashion scene in Africa that now inspires and excites the international fashion community. The new generation of African designers have settled in Paris, London and New York, as well as in Antananarivo, Marrakech, Dakar and Johannesburg. The German premiere of this pan-African fashion show featuring the continent’s best designers will be presented by Anna Getaneh on 9 June at the Federal Foreign Office. more

“Who Knows Tomorrow” exhibition 4 June to 26 September in Berlin

Yinka Shonibare - Scramble for Africa

Who knows tomorrow – this saying, common all across Africa, is the title of a special project hosted by the National Gallery. Five internationally renowned artists, whose work is characterized by their African backgrounds, will be featured in an exhibition in Berlin from 4 June to 26 September more

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