30/03/2010

'África Vive' returns to the Canary Islands in May

Image of a concert at the previous edition of 'África Vive'

Image of a concert at the previous edition of 'África Vive'

África Vive will return to the Canary Islands during the second half of May, with a complete programme that will include literature, music, arts and crafts, film, sports, science, and recreational activities in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, between the 13th and the 16th. África Vive will also conclude this year´s edition in the Canary Islands, specifically in El Cotillo and as part of the Fuerteventura Music Festival.

This years edition will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the independence of seventeen African nations. The África Vive programme in the capital of Gran Canaria will include a conference by the writer María Nsué, from Equatorial Guinea, within the Letras Africanas (African Letters) series; the exhibit titled Singularidades in the Abdoulaye Konaté Centre of Art (Mali), at the Casa África offices; the Cinenómada African film festival, centred on the 50th anniversary of African independence; a concert with the groups participating in the Dakar Vis-à-Vis; a party in collaboration with the associations of Africans in the Canary Islands, and a half marathon.

On its behalf, the capital of Tenerife will also experience Cinenómada, the concert with the groups participating in the Dakar Vis-à-Vis, and the presentation by María Nsué in Letras Africanas (African Letters), as well as being the headquarters for the Seminario Avanzado sobre Cambio Climático y Energías Renovables (Advanced Seminar on Climate Change and Renewable Energy) that will take place at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables de Tenerife (ITER, Tenerife Technological Institute and of Renewable Energy). Casa África will also collaborate in a Pablo Picasso exhibit, which may be visited at the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA).

 

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