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Africa < > Tervuren 2011

Festival in the Museum on Sunday 15/05

May 15, 2011

Africa <> Tervuren has become a pretty much obligatory date in the social diary of  young and old within the African communities, the diaspora, and all those who have a place in their heart for Africa. Every other year the museum organises this grandiose event which is in its 7th edition this year! Together with the African partners and in close collaboration with numerous African communities of Belgium we have put together an action-packed programme.

This year’s theme takes inspiration from the two temporary exhibitions. In Fetish Modernity the ‘modern object’ is examined from an original angle, Artists in Residence. Sammy Baloji & Patrick Mudekereza displays the creations of these artists who were in residence in the autumn of 2010. There is also the festive opening of the LUMINOUS exhibition, the creative project with as theme: Create a lamp! 

The starring act will be Pegguy Tabu, the talented son of Tabu Ley. He is head of an ensemble which is also made up of the prodigious guitar player Olivier Tshimanga. People will be given the chance to get up and dance to the irresistible ‘Congolese Rumba’ played in Tshimanga’s own inimitable style.

Cultural cross-pollination and art (from street art to Art with a capital A) are the keywords of the programme that is a varied offering of concerts, dance, theatre and workshops. As usual there will be numerous fun activities for the children!

Africa < > Tervuren, don’t miss it whatever you do!

  • Entrance : adults 8 € ; seniors & groups 6 € ; students 5 € ; children (–12) free
  • Per workshop: +2 €

During Africa < > Tervuren you can visit the Matchbox on Tour, an exhibition on wheels in which an exclusive duo of artists presents work on the subject of diversity. The box is in the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren from 11 until 15 May.



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