Les Componentes du Festival sur le Niger
Les Festival sur le Niger, Ségou, Mali
RESIDENCE OF CREATION & HIP HOP PARTY 3RD PHASE
the theme «Culture and citizenship»
A residence of creation around the theme «Culture and citizenship» with young rappers from West Africa, coordinated by Monza (Mauritania), followed by a restitution evening to be organized at the Festival
village. It will be an opportunity to contribute with young people to efforts for social cohesion, peace, citizenship; in order to promote the peaceful coexistence and living together, a guarantee of stability and development. A restitution and a production of the singles of the creation on CD.•
FO CUS – JOKKO/ FAM RESIDENCE
As part of the FOCUS (Forum of Urban Cultures of the South), the festival will receive the JOKKO / FAM project which brings together young rappers from four countries (Senegal-Mali-Mauritania-Morocco). FOCUS is a partnership between festivals Festa2H (Senegal), L’Boulevard (Morocco), Assalamalekoum festival (Mauritania), Guédiawaye By Rap (Senegal) and Festival sur le Niger (Mali). JOKKO is a Wolof word that means to communicate or to create links between different people. The project is organized around two main activities: a residence of creation and a restitution evening.
WOMEN GROOVE PROJECT
The musical component of the Women Groove Project will be presented at the 14th edition of the Festival sur le Niger. This wonderful creation between two young women coming from a different universe that the music finally managed to establish a communication between them. As famous RFI host André Manoukian says: ‘‘The meeting of two Senegalese women who were not the same Senegalese because of the presence of music in their respective families. They met to create a musical color halfway between urban music and traditional music’’.
RESIDENCE OF CREATION VISUAL ART
SALIF DIABAGATE (CÔTE D’IVOIRE)
Salif Diabagaté is a very active visual artist who occupies a good place in the world of young creators. Trained at the School of Fine Arts in Abidjan, his art is a dialogue he engages with the African tradition. Moving away from the conventional canvas, he uses the tapa (traditional painting). He exhibited his works in several cities, including Berlin, Tokyo, Abidjan, Ouagadougou, Tema and Ségou during the last Contemporary Art Fair of Mali (Ségou’ Art).