African festival in Amsterdam
Speak Truth to Power is this year's apt theme. It tackles our contemporary world overflowing with data, the influx of online media and the fight against propaganda and fake news. How do we really know what is fake and what is real among the growing sources of information online? The theme unravels and is questioned in depth through an array of dynamic performances throughout the festival. It looks at the allusion of truth with reference to social media, and how that media reinforces stereotypes.
This year's theme is an artistic response to contemporary life with particular reference to the power struggles evidenced in the daily news. Expect to see visions and responses to authoritarian regimes, students fighting for climate change policy and affordable education, women uniting for equality and who are against sexual violence, and for refugees and migrants who have to defend their position in hostile environments.
Head to the Afrovibes website for tickets and more information.