whats on - Events & Activities
DATES: 1st Jul 12 - 28th Jul 12
Africa Utopia is a month-long festival of music, dance, literature, fashion, talks and debates programmed by Southbank Centre in collaboration with renowned Senegalese singer and human-rights campaigner Baaba Maal.
There’s also a whole host of free gigs, workshops and debates!
Highlights include Baaba Maal & Friends, Angelique Kidjo, Taj Mahal, Oumou Sengare & Bela Fleck, Paco Pena, Gregory Maqoma, DJ Edu, DJ Neptizzle, Sef Kombo, Inua Ellams, Lemn Sissay, Chika Uniqwe, Noo Saro-Wiwa, Vocal Ensemble of Africa, Funmi Olawumi and many more!
See the full line up here
Southbank Centre is one of the largest arts centres in the world, occupying a 21-acre site in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site consists of the Royal Festival Hall (reopened in 2007 after its two-year transformation), the Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall (containing the Purcell Room), and the Saison Poetry Library.
Southbank Centre offers a wide-ranging artistic programme including classical & world music, rock & pop, jazz, dance, literature and the visual arts. Every year more than 1,000 musicians and artists perform at Southbank Centre, and 22 million visitors come to site, making it one of the most popular cultural destinations in the country.