19 Jun > 22 Jun
Massilia Afropea at La Savine
Nelson Rafell Madel, Casey, Imhotep et Soly (B Vice), Eva Doumbia, Maboula Soumahoro, Nadia Yala Kisukidi, Ali Zamir, Rokhaya Diallo, Myriam Mihindou, Alice Diop...
Performances, concerts, fashion shows, exhibitions, lectures and round tables, hairstyling workshops… A myriad of events to share and to enjoy make up this year’s Massilia Afropea, a festival that celebrates the Afro-Europeans of Marseille, France, and Europe. The start of the festival is being held in the La Savine neighbourhood of Marseille and is paying special tribute to a young man who grew up there, Ibrahim Ali, who was part of the rap group B.Vice and was shot dead at the age of 17 by a member of the far-right Front National party on 21 February 1995.
Massilia Afropea then continues its programme on 23 and 24 June at La Friche la Belle de Mai.
For this programme, an understanding of French will greatly enhance your appreciation of the event.
Highlights of the Massilia Afropea festival
19 June at 9pm : performance of the play “On ne badine pas avec l’amour” by Alfred de Musset, cstaged by the La Part du Pauvre/Nana Triban company
19 June at 22:30pm: Projection of the film “Vers la Tendresse” by Alice Diop
20 June at 6pm: Public debate with Radio Grenouille and the philosopher Nadia Yala Kisukidi in dialogue with the audience.
20 June at 9pm: World premiere performance of the play “Au plus noir de la nuit” based on the novel by André Brink. Stage direction by Nelson Rafaell Madel (Paris/Fort de France)
21 June from 4pm to 8pm: Self-worth workshops and special hairstyle workshops with Boucle d’Ebène
21 June at 6pm : Lecture by Rokhaya Diallo regarding the book and projection “Afro!” by Brigitte Sombié and Rokhaya Diallo
21 June starting at 8pm: Fête de la Musique with traditional music from the Comoros Islands followed by concerts by Imhotep & Soly and then Casey
22 June: Masterclass with Casey