Africa Nouveau Festival set for February 2018 & new partnership with British Council's East Africa Programme


East Africa's coolest Festival - Africa Nouveau is set for 2nd – 4th February 2018. This year’s edition takes place at Small World Country Club in Athi River and will explore the theme Afro Bubble Gum. This movement sets out to demonstrate that art from Africa is fun, fierce, and frivolous.

Africa Nouveau is a music and arts festival that brings together creators, curators and audiences from all over Africa and the diaspora. The festival is under the umbrella brand Good Times Africa that produces the regional festival, Blankets and Wine - which is going down on 10th December, 2017.

Muthoni Ndonga, Creative Director says “We are excited to bring together artists from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and The UK to create collaboratively and in so doing, create the opportunity for peer - to- peer learning and creation of new genre bending works.”

In 2017 British Council’s East Africa Arts programme is working with Africa Nouveau in Nairobi, Kenya to understand the needs and ambitions of the festival and to connect them to aligned partners in the UK. The programme creates connections between creatives from Ethiopia; Kenya; Rwanda; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; and the UK.

British Council's Head of Arts East Africa, Rocca Gutteridge says “Festivals are a dynamic meeting point of cultures, ideas and opportunities. The British Council’s East Africa Arts programme is proud to be working with Africa Nouveau Festival, to witness artists creating new art together through cross-continental connections, and to showcase this new art to audiences across East Africa and afar.”

Some of the artistes performing at the festival include Temi Doll Face (Nigeria), MDQ ( Kenya), Dj Marfox(Portugal), Electrafrique with DJ Moma and DJ Cortega, DJ Spilulu ( Congo), Steph Kapela (Kenya),  Basthma ( Kenya), Emma Cheruto ( Kenya), Ayrosh, Njerae(Kenya), Taio (Kenya),  Wanja Wahoro (Kenya),  Tunji ( Kenya) and Ayrosh ( Kenya).

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