Afrovibes Festival is a festival of arts and performances from and about Africa. Afrovibes organizes cultural exchanges between the Netherlands, countries in the African continent, and the African diaspora in Europe. In an annual festival, Afrovibes shows work by contemporary African artists who artistically address current contemporary questions from an African perspective and who have an idiosyncratic vision. Their artistic insights could potentially give us new perspectives. About who we are, what we want to be, why we act the way we act, and how we are connected to each other. This is a starting point in the festival’s programming. For each festival edition, they highlight a specific region in Africa.
In an artists-in-residence program, Afrovibes connect African and Dutch artists to create and present new work in an international setting. Afrovibes brings together big names from African artists as well as an emerging talent with the potential to become the big names of tomorrow.
The Afrovibes foundation was founded in 1999 by the South African musician and artist Vuyo Raymond Matinyana (1969-2001)