This Friday (24 August), Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (also known as the gardens where the Doin’ it in the Park events were held) hosts African Homecoming, an evening with live music, debate and a market place. Africanhiphop.com joins in as a media partner and delivering visuals.
African Homecoming is a coming together of creative souls inspired by the spirit of Pan Africanism and dedicated to the bridging between Africa and the diaspora. The event is the initiative of Bamba Nazar, also known as dj Threesixty (African hip hop radio) and producer for Matador (Senegal), X Plastaz (Tanzania) and Black Prophet (Ghana). Also see this interview (in Dutch) about the thinking behind African Homecoming.
The evening is preceded at 4 PM by the New African Marketplace, an outside fair in the Tolhuistuin yard overlooking the water, offering hot African products including Africa is the Future gear, Africanhiphop.com’s strictly limited Walaalo t-shirts, Nomi Afro couture, the Soapbox black library and more. In the evening at 8 PM a debate by Liesbeth Tjon a Meeuw, Ama Asante, Charl Landvreugd and others focuses on the new Pan Africanism. From 10 PM there’s live music by Leslie Ebony Perry (USA) and Flybro & band (Ghana/Netherlands), and dj Threesixty plays his African Homecoming dj-set until the early hours.
Check out the event page on Facebook (over 200 guests already – make sure to get there on time). Tickets at the door are 5 euro only. And if you’re in Amsterdam, also check out the Metro54 festival on September 1st with Baloji, Kalaf, GMB, Castro, Okmalumkoolkat and more…