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Summerjam 2005 – 20th Anniversary

Amadou & Mariam in concert at the Summerjam 2005

Amadou & Mariam in concert at the Summerjam 2005

Summerjam is arguable one of the biggest Reggae event of its kind not only in Germany but in the whole of Europe . Each year for the past 20 years, the event brings together popular and talented music artists in the Reggae, African, Hip Hop and Dance Hall music sector to perform live. The relaxed, festival atmosphere of the event attracts visitors from all parts of Germany as well as Europe .

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Africa Festival Wuerzburg 2005

Africa Festival Wuerzburg 2005

Africa Festival Wuerzburg 2005

Sunshine, percussion rhythms that made your body automatically swing, artworks and fashion accessories made of natural materials. That was not all. The air was filled with appetizing exotic spicy smell that intuitively invited you to have a taste of the food. People from different cultures, young and elderly, with smiles on their faces boldly expressing happiness and enjoying the atmosphere; the atmosphere of the 17th African Festival in Wuerzburg between 26-29th May 2005.

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Masala Welt-Beat Festival

Macire Sylla in Concert at Masala Festival, Hannover 2004

Macire Sylla in Concert at Masala Festival, Hannover 2004

The ‘Masala Welt-Beat Festival’ is a yearly festival that aims at bringing different cultures together. The festival takes place in and around Hannover, Germany with music concerts, world market, discussion forums and diverse intercultural events on the program’s list. AFRITOPIC attended the festival and interviewed Gerd Kespohl, who is one of the initiators of the festival. Also presented are photos from one of the festival’s concerts featuring MacireSylla.

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Afrika Tage Munich

Afrika Tage Munich 2004

Afrika Tage Munich 2004

Despite bad weather with intermittent rainfalls, thousands of people visited the first “Afrika Tage” (Africa Days) in Munich, Germany. The 3-day (11-13 June 2004) event that focuses on African culture and products was initiated by the Egyptian Medhat Abdelati. According to the press release of the organizers after the festival, a total of 108 000 people visited the festival.

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Africa Festival Wuerzburg – Opinions

Africa Festival Wuerzburg 2004

Africa Festival Wuerzburg 2004

In its 16th year, the Africa Festival in Wuerzburg attracted visitors and parcipators from Germany and abroad.  “The event recorded 36 000 visitors on Saturday 29. May 2004”, says Karl-Gerhard Röttger, who is a one of the event’s planners since the festival’s inception. During the 4-day event that began on 28th May and ended on 31st May, over 150 000 people enjoyed

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