Afrovibes is from 2013 onwards an annual festival with contemporary theatre, dance and music form Africa.
The Afrovibes festival started in 1999. Since then, nine Afrovibes festivals has been organized, the last edition in 2012. For the first time in 2010 the festival has also moved to the United Kingdom. Afrovibes is based in Amsterdam.
“Since the birth of democracy in South Africa, 17 years ago, the political and cultural landscape has gone through an evolution which has brought a big sense of adjusting to that which is new, to untapped territory – and this has been a daunting task. Yet our artists and story tellers have kept going, adapting to this new era even though there was this sense of… what do we write about now that the adversary of Apartheid is gone? There has been a sense that there was a void in our narrative, but this was proved wrong by those who continued to scratch the surface and stories have been jumping out just as they have always done…
when the sun takes its journey over the sky, tell your stories for the sun will be a witness to that
Afrovibes will be looking not only at South Africa but at Africa today, telling stories from and about countries and people that are taking calculated steps everyday to find their own and distinctive voice. As the people of old have always said ‘when the sun takes its journey over the sky, tell your stories for the sun will be a witness to that’ ”.