In many cities in Germany, African festivals are annual events that take place mostly in spring and summer months. While each event has its motto, the fundamental aim of the organizers is to create an environment in which the diversity of African culture
Among all German cities, Berlin claims to be the most multicultural city. Over 400,000 people of foreign origin live and work in Berlin . There are diverse initiatives that aim at fostering cultural diversity awareness and integration of immigrants. One of these initiatives is the annual event called “Karneval der Kulturen” (Carnival of cultures). The event that usually takes place in May or June includes cultural shows,
Whenever the word „Samba“or the typical rhythmic sounds of the music is heard, one’s mind travels to Brazil. Samba music and dance are part of the cultural heritage contributed by Africans to the social life of Brazil. The east coast of South America was discovered by the Portuguese and named Rio de Janeiro (January River) in the 16th century.
It began 21 years ago and the community continues to grow. Regggae, Dance Hall, Hip Hop, Soul and other Black music artists keep the entertainment industry rolling worldwide. At the Fuehlinger see in Cologne , Germany , some of the most creative artists performed to the satisfaction of thousands of visitors during the 3-day Summerjam festival from 14-16 July 2006. Afritopic was there to witness the show going on.