Museum of African Art in Belgrade
The Afro Festival 2009 was realised with the support of the Secretariat for Culture, Belgrade City Assembly and help of sponsors: Orange Studio, Mitros Music, Embassies of African Countries in Belgrade, Belmedic
THURSDAY JUNE 25th
19h / Museum Talks: the „AinB“ project
20h / Exhibition opening: „AinB“
Opening word by Miroslava Lukic Krstanovic (Ethnographic Institute SANU)
The „AinB“ exhibition is a collaboratiove project of photographer Nebojša Babic and curator Ana Sladojevic. The people that participated in the project are Museum friends who are connected through thier roots, language or familial ties to Africa: Emma Ashiantide, Isaac Nana Amissah-Eshun, Alberto Dias, Arafan Djassi (in memoriam), Biradieye Fall, Ivon Jafali, Abdellatyf Kharmouch, Tarik Kharmouch, Hamadahamane Maiga, Mihajlo Idrisa Maiga, Tamara Kabangu Maiga, Alfaris Sajed, Hani Tajeb. Individual stories that accompany thier portraits, reconstruct their relationship with their surroundings. Video footage was created with film-director Aleksandar Maricic. The exhibition was realised with the help of ORANGE Studio.
FRIDAY JUNE 26th
18 / Lecture: „A l’appel de la Race de Saba“, Vesna Cakeljic (PhD)
The lecture is based on the poetry of Leopold Sedar Sengore and will reflect on the book edited and translated by Vesna Cakeljic (PhD), publushed by the renowned publishing firm „Paideia“ fronted by Petar Živadinovic. The theoretical work of Vesna Cakeljic reveals the complex poetic work of this world renowned author, through her erudite and highly developed translatory expertise.
21h / Concert: Metarmophosis – Branka Parlic performs piano pieces by Philip Glass
(Programme: Metamorphosis 1-5, Wichita Vortex Sutra, Modern Love Waltz)
Pianist Branka Parlić brings her performance of Philip Glass to the Museum of African Art. The contrast and mutual intervention created between a museum context and concert performance bring life to a completely new and unique experience of space and music. The concert is supported by MITROS MUSIC
22h / Concert: Percussions – Miša Savic & friends
SATURDAY, JUNE 27th
Entrance fee: 100 din.
10-18h / African Bazaar
SUNDAY, JUNE 28th
Entrance fee: 100 din.
10-18h / Durbar Day – the day of friendship, music and dance.
14h / Welcoming word by H.E. Kamal Faqir Benaissa, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, Vice Dean of the African Groupe in Belgrade