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African music on World Music Festivals in Europe, 2004:
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March 6 - April 6, 2004:
21me Banlieues bleues, Seine-Saint-Denis, France.
20/3: Kwabena Nyama (Palmwine music from Ghana) and Batata y su Rumba Palenquera (Colombia/Zaire) - La Courneuve;
21/3: Africando - La Courneuve;
6/4: Mola Sylla & Ernst Reijseger (Senegal/The Netherlands) - Saint Ouen.
March 11 - 13, 2004:
7th Afrik'Fest in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, with
11 March: Francois Kency & Le Séké Band and Kinshasa Jazz Mobile, in café Silbermann;
13 March: World Women's Stage (Wereld Vrouwen Podium), in Theater Romein CANCELLED!;
13 March: Finale Afrik'fest, with Felix Wazekwa and Sam Mangwana with special guest N'yoka Longo, in Muziekcentrum Schaaf, 20h30
March 12 - April 24, 2004:
Wereld Muziektheater Festival (World Musical Theater Festival), in various theaters in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Boni Gnahoré & Le Choeur Attoungblan (Côte d'Ivoire), various dates and theaters, World premiere 26 March, in De Meervaart theater, Amsterdam. Other dates:
27 March Leeuwarden 058 - 233 02 33 De Harmonie; 28 March Den Haag 070 - 880 03 33 Lucent Danstheater; 29 March Eindhoven 040 - 211 11 22 Stadsschouwburg Eindhoven; 31 March Breda 076 - 530 31 32 Chassé Theater; 1 April Antwerpen +32(0)3 2480100 Wereldcultuurcentrum Zuiderpershuis; 2 April Sittard 046 - 452 44 00 Stadsschouwburg Sittard-Geleen; 3 April Leiden 071 - 516 38 88 Leidsche Schouwburg; 5 April Utrecht 030 - 23 020 23 Stadsschouwburg Utrecht; 7 April Groningen 050 - 368 03 68 Stadsschouwburg Groningen; 8 April Drachten 0512 - 33 50 50 De Lawei; 9 April Hoorn 0229 - 21 25 29 Schouwburg Het Park; 12 April Rotterdam 010 - 411 81 10 Rotterdamse Schouwburg.
April 2, 2004:
Festival La Culture au Grand Jour, l'Espace CONFLUENCES, Condat sur Vienne - Haute-Vienne, France.
With: Baba Touré & ATTOUNGBLAN (Côte d'Ivoire).
April 21 - 24, 2004:
Strictly Mundial - Istanbul 2004, Istanbul, Turkey.
With: Aduna (Guinea-USA), Kora-Jazz-Trio (Guinea/Senegal) and many others.
May 15, 2004:
Festival Musiques et Danses du Monde, parc du Lac de COURCOURONNES, RIS-ORANGIS - Essone, France.
With: Baba Touré & ATTOUNGBLAN (Côte d'Ivoire).
May 15 - 22, 2004:
23me Jazz sous les Pommiers, Coutances, France.
With on 20 May: Rokia Traoré (Mali);
21 May: N'Java (Madagascar);
22 May: Richard Bona (Cameroon) and Kora Jazz Trio (Senegal).
May 20 & May 22, 2004:
Sfinks Mundial in Boechout, Belgium.
20 May: Sfinks Roots Rally with Simon Maluto & Mabengo (Congo);
22 May: Sfinks African Roots with WA BMG 44 (Senegal), MT the Sun (Congo), The Exotics (Cabo Verde, Belgium) and Papa Boni & Kundi Bora.
May 20 - 22, 2004:
7th Festival "Tour de Scčnes", Angers, France.
With on 21 May: Yelemba d'Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire), Tinariwen and Adama Yalomba.
May 24 - June 31, 2004:
The 15th Afro-Pfingsten in Winterthur, Switzerland. With Daara-J, Manecas Costa, Tony Allen, Lucky Dube, Godessa, Mzekezeke, Dobet Gnahoré, Frederic Galliano & The African Divas
May 28 - 31, 2004:
The 16th Afrika Festival in Würzburg, Germany.
28 May: Vusi Mahlasela & Busi Mhlongo (South Africa), Miriam Makeba;
30 May: Guem, Habib Koité (Mali), Osibisa (Ghana);
31 May: Lucky Dube, Bongo Maffin (South Africa).
May 28 - 31, 2004:
29me Musiques Métisses, Angoulême, France.
With on 28 May: Erik Aliana & Korongo Jam (Cameroon); Tambours de Brazza;
30 May: Rokia Traoré (Mali), Ba Cissoko (Guinee), Malouma.
May 30, 2004:
The 27th Dunya Festival in Rotterdam Euromast Park, the Netherlands.
With Bonga (Angola), Quatro+ (Cabo Verde), Marizia (Cabo Verde), and Daara J (Senegal).
June 11 - 13, 2004:
The 1st Afrikatage München 2004 in München, Germany.
With on 11 June: Mory Kanté (Guinee), Kubata (Angola), Migrant Souls (Zimbabwe);
12 June: Jobarteh Kunda (Gambia/Guinee/Germany/Ghana etcetera), Manu Dibango (Cameroon), Laye Mansa & Sunugal (Senegal);
13 June: Zuluman (Zimbabwe), Lucky Dube (South Africa) and Saramaya.
June 12, 2004:
Festival Complet' Mandingue, Grande Salle de ROBIEN, ST-BRIEUC - Côtes d'Armor, France.
With: Baba Touré & ATTOUNGBLAN (Côte d'Ivoire).
June 13, 2004:
The 1 Ander Festival in the Rietbeemdpark, Schijndel (near Den Bosch), The Netherlands.
Issa Sanogo (Burkina Faso), Fakoly, and Les Escrocs (Mali)
June 13 - 28, 2004:
The 10th Masala Weltbeat Festival 2004 in Hannover, Germany.
With Mahotella Queens (South Africa, 18/6), Maciré Sylla (19/6), Farafina (Burkina Faso, 26/6).
June 19-20, 2004:
The Festival Mundial 2004 in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
With: Frédéric Galliano & The African Divas (France/Mali/Guinea), Rokia Traoré (Mali), Manou Gallo (Côte d'Ivoire), Les Escrocs (Mali), Lucky Dube (South Africa), Issa Sanogo (Burkina Faso), Fakoly (Mali) and Ba Cissoko (Guinee).
June 20-27, 2004:
The Amsterdam Roots Festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
20 June (Oosterpark): Frédéric Galliano & The African Divas (France/Mali/Guinea), Mahotella Queens (South Africa);
24 June (Melkweg): Daara-J;
25 June (Melkweg): Africando, Tartit, Afel Boucoum and Habib Koité;
26 June (Melkweg): Zap Mama, Manecas Costa (Guinée-Bissau), Diata Band (Mali).
June 25-27, 2004:
The 4th Afrika Fest Freudenstadt in Freudenstadt, Germany.
With Adikanfo Cultural Group (Ghana).
June 27, 2004:
Wereldfeest Utrecht in Utrecht (Park Oog in Al), the Netherlands.
With: Jaojoby (Madagascar), Buskaid (South Africa) and others.
July 2-4, 2004:
The 20th Music Meeting in Nijmegen (Park Brakkenstein), the Netherlands.
With: 2 July: Orchestra Baobab;
3 July: Femi Kuti, Gino Sitson (Cameroon), African Abstractions (Senegal/Ghana/Mali/Zambia/Curaçao/Netherlands/Zimbabwe);
4 July: Dobet Gnahoré, Tinariwen (Mali), Papa Noel & Bana Congo (Cuba/Congo).
July 3-4, 2004:
The 16TH Afrika Festival Hertme in the Open Air Theater in Hertme (near Borne), the Netherlands.
With on July 3, from 13h00: La Troupe AWA de Sangha (Mali), Yelemba d’Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Erik Aliana & Korongo Jam (Cameroon), Gangbé Brass Band (Benin), Ba Cissoko (Guinea-Conakry), Femi Kuti;
On July 4, from 13h00: Yelemba d’Abidjan (Ivory Coast), La Troupe AWA de Sangha (Mali), Manecas Costa ( Guinea Bissau), and Jaojoby (Madagascar); More info: tourist office Borne +31 74-2666502.
July 10-15, 2004:
International Festival of Sailors and the Sea Brest 2004 in Brest, France.
Ethiopia is among the four guest countries at honour. With performances by Mahmoud Ahmed and Rocking Tana Sound System.
July 17-26, 2004:
The Polé-Polé Festival: Gentse Feesten (Fêtes Gantoises) in Gent, Belgium.
17 July: Extra Musica;
18 July: Adesa (Ghana);
22 July: N'faly Kouyaté (Guinée);
25 July: Manecas Costa (Guinee-Bissau);
26 July: Rumba Sax (Congo).
July 21-28, 2004:
The Nice Jazz Festival 2004 in Nice, France. With a.o.
21/7: Corneille (Rwanda/Germany);
22/7: Rokia Traoré, Daby Touré;
23/7: Manou Gallo (Côte d'Ivoire);
26/7: Keziah Jones (Nigeria), Richard Bona;
27/7: Boubacar Traoré, Cheick Tidiane Seck;
28/7: Femi Kuti, Etienne Mbappé, Ladysmith Black Mambazo
July 22-23-24-25, 2004:
The 6th edition of Africajarc 2004 (Festival Africain) in Cajarc (Lot), France. With a.o.
22/7: Boubacar Traoré;
23/7: Dobet Gnahoré (Côte d'Ivoire), Keziah Jones (Nigeria), Tony Allen (Nigeria);
24/7: Balla Keita, Geoffrey Oryema and Orchestre Baobab;
25/7: Djéour Cissokho, Mariana Ramos (Cape Verde), Anne-Flore Batchiellilys and Rokia Traoré.
July 29 - August 1, 2004:
The 29th Sfinks Festival in Boechout, Belgium. With Mory Kanté, Ablaye Cissoko (Senegal), Dimi Mint Abba (Mauritania) and Culture Musical Club (Zanzibar).
July 30 - August 1, 2004:
The 12th Nuits Atypiques de Langon in Langon, France. With a.o. Manu Dibango with Ray Lema.
August 6 -7, 2004:
Afrika Festival Delft in the DHC stadium, Delft, the Netherlands. With a.o. Chantal Ayissi, George Darko (Ghana), Yamo Yamo (Côte d'Ivoire), Smilin’Osei (Ghana), Afework Nigussie (Ethiopia), Kulcha Far I a.k.a. Christopher Hakata (Zimbabwe), and Intashyo (Rwanda).
July 17-26, 2004:
The Polé-Polé Beach Festival in Duinbergen beach, Belgium.
6 August: Bembeya Jazz;
7 August: Les Banquets Nomades (Belgium/Burkina Faso).
August 13-14, 2004:
The 22th edition of the Antilliaanse Feesten (Carribean Festival) in Hoogstraaten, Belgium. With (on 13/8) Awilo Longomba and Ricardo Lemvo (Congo).
August 28, 2004:
The Afro-Disiac Festival Europafrica in Parc Paul Garcet, Jette (Brussels) (avenue Théodorlaan), Belgium. With a.o. Zico-Man and Zaiko Langa Langa (Congo).
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September 19, 2004:
The Marcato Mondial Festival Blerick (near Venlo), Netherlands. With a.o. Odemba OK Rumba Allstars with special guest Sam Mangwana (Congo).
September 28 - October 10, 2004:
The 21st Francophonies en Limousin in Limoges, France.
28 September (Le Zèbre - Limoges): Ba Cissoko (Guinea-Conakry);
30 September (SMAC - Tulle): Dobet Gnahoré (Côte d'Ivoire);
1 October (Salle polyvalente - Lubersac): Dobet Gnahoré (Côte d'Ivoire);
2 October (Le Zèbre - Limoges): Dobet Gnahoré (Côte d'Ivoire);
8 October (Le Zèbre - Limoges): Djeliya, les frères Kouyaté;
Various dates and venues: Rossy (Madagascar).
October 1 - 3, 2004:
The 8th Afrikanisches Kulturfestival INTEGRATION in Zürich (Helvetiaplatz), Switzerland.
With concerts, theatre, dance, afro bazaar, kids programme, integration programme, panel discussions etc.
October 1 - November 1, 2004:
The 29th Musica dei Popoli "Donne d'Africa" in Firenze (Florence), Italy.
1 October: Sally Nyolo;
2 October: Tamae (Madagascar), Aicha Mint Chigaly (Mauritania) and Faytinga (Eritrea);
9 October: Lura (Cape Verde);
15 October: Coco Mbassi;
16 October: Dobet Gnahoré;
29 October: Oumou Sangaré;
30 October: Angélique Kidjo;
1 November: Nahawa Doumbia.
October 5 - 17, 2004:
The 18th Festi'Val-de-Marne in various venues in Val-de-Marne, France.
9 October (Chapiteau, Choisy-le-Roi): BBC Sound System (Senegal/France);
9 October (Centre Culturel, Chevilly - Larue): Oumou Sangaré, Daby Touré (Mauretania/Senegal);
14 October (La Grange Gallieni, Cachan): Tinariwen.
October 16 - November 30, 2004:
The 5th Festival Villes des Musiques du Monde in various venues in Aubervilliers, La Courneuve, Epinay-sur-Seine, France.
Sally Nyolo, Oumou Sangare, Mory Kante, Gunayi (Senegal), Colenso Abafana (South Africa), Mariza (Mozambique).
October 22 - 24, 2004:
World Music Festival at the Whitby Pavilion, Whitby, UK. With a.o. Mory Kante, Baka Beyond, Black Umfolosi (Zimbabwe) and Mabulu.
October 22 - November 6, 2004:
Les Nuits Toucouleurs (8th edition) in Angers, France. With a.o. 23/10: Habib Koite, 29/10: Ya Tiéné (Mali), 30/10: Lassy King Massassy (Mali), 4/11: Django (Mali) and Oyiwane (Niger), 5/11: Ba Cissoko, 6/11: Nahawa Doumbia and Frederic Galliano and the African Divas.
October 27-31, 2004:
WOMEX 2004 (WOrld Music EXpo), in Essen (Zeche Zollverein), Germany. With discussion panels, concerts and music fair. WOMEX showcases: Adama Yalomba, Ba Cissoko, Daara J, Didier Awadi (ex Positive Black Soul, Senegal), Gangbe Brass Band (Benin), Kekele, and Rebeca Malope (South Africa)
December 2 - 4, 2004:
2nd Frikyiwa Festival in the Cotton Club, Paris, with on
2 December: Baye Coly (Senegal, saxophone) and Bachir Sanogo (Burkina Faso, kamelen n'goni)
3 December: Hadja Kouyate; Ramata Doussou;
4 December: Ali Boulo Santo; Aïssata Baldé (Senegal).
December 3 - 18, 2004:
16THAfricolor, in Saint Denis, France (various locations in Seine St. Denis).
With: 3/12: Lulendo - Angola (St Denis),
4/12: Sibiri Samaké (Mali); So Kalmery (RDC), Jaojoby (Madagascar).
7/12: Yelemba d'Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire).
8/12: Mare Sanogo (Mali).
10/12: Nahawa Doumbia, Tamae (Madagascar), Jaojoby.
11/12: Chérif Mbaw, Diogal.
12/12: Matinée malienne with N'gou Bagayoko and Filifin Diakité, Sibiri Samaké, Nahawa Doumbia (Bagnolet);
18/12: Cheick Tidiane Seck & Moriba Koïta, Ray Lema and others, see the festival's web site.
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