Africa Utopia, Southbank Centre

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11th – 14th September 2014

The Africa Channel today announces its broadcast partnership with world-famous arts organisation Southbank Centre, for its landmark celebration of African arts and culture, Africa Utopia, running 11th – 14th September 2014. Following the channel’s successful media partnership with Southbank Centre’s sensational first edition of Africa Utopia in 2012, The Africa Channel once again joins forces to celebrate the diversity of African arts and culture and how they can lead the way in thinking about community, technology, fashion, sustainability and ethical wealth creation. 

Festival highlights include a show from multi-award winning British comedian Gina Yashere, a one off gig from musician Mulatu Astatke; as well as the World premiereof dance solo work by Qudus Onikeku, The L’Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste, anda fashion show presented in collaboration with Creative Director Ola Shobowale.

The Africa Channel will be at the weekend of events, talks, debates, gigs and shows filming interviews with artists, vox pops and “behind the scenes” footage to create a series of interstitials and an ‘Africa Utopia Special’ to be aired over the event weekend.

In addition a special schedule of Arts and Culture programming will feature on The Africa Channel all weekend – reflecting the interests of our audiences. Tune into an impressive lineup of programmes including:


  • ArtAfrican Masters, our landmark contemporary Africa arts documentary series now into its second season
  • FashionDesigning Africa – the latest catwalk trends and hottest designers in the world of African Fashion
  • Music Soundcheck at Momo’s – a series of intimate performances from musicians from across the continent
  • Growth and DevelopmentAfrican Women to Watch – celebrating a new generation of African Women closing the gender gap; shaping political, social and economic landscapes.

Join us and get involved with this amazing line-up of programming celebrating African music, arts and creativity in the heart of London!

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