Africa in Motion Film Festival October – November, 2014 CCA and GFT

african festival.jpgAfrica in Motion Film Festival

October – November, 2014


A double-whammy of African arty goodness arrives next week, as Africa in Motion Film Festival roll in for their ninth instalment, along with new pals Afrovibes, a major international South African arts festival which arrives in Scotland for the first time.

You can explore the full line-up of events here, and there’s definitely something for everyone, from political documentary 1994: The Bloody Miracle to dance focused Hear Me Move and the tragic Sodiq (all followed by director Q&As), as well as the Wasasa Comedy Night, a Capoeira demonstration, stunning a capella trio The Soil and a performance of the traumatic and devastating Skierlik, with post-show discussion.

Future Sound of Mzansi

South African electronic music is the subject of performance artist Spoek Mathambo and filmmaker Lebogang Rasethab’s documentary exploring the cultural influence of genres such as sghubu sapitori, durban qhum, dubstep and shangaan electro on young South Africans.

 CCA, Saturday 8 November 8pm followed by a screening of Nelson Mandela Shorts.

Afrovibes Festival

This mini festival celebrates the end of Apartheid in South Africa with a series of contemporary South African productions and performances.

The Soil combine a mix of musical styles, including jazz, hip-hop and afro-soul.

CCA Wednesday 5 November and at Summerhall in Edinburgh (Thu 6 Nov).

Skierlik  – a play exploring the aftermath of a racially motivated shooting on a remote settlement

CCA, Thursday 6 November

Followed by a discussion with the playwright and performer Philip Dikotla.

CCA, Thursday 6 November

The performance will be followed by a discussion with the playwright and performer Philip Dikotla.

Interactive Music Workshop, Glasgow Children’s Day

Omar Afif, a Gnawa musician and dancer from Morocco, will lead the Interactive Music Workshop, running as part of Glasgow Children’s Day, taking attendees on a journey into North Africa through music, dance and storytelling, using a range of Moroccan instruments.

Glasgow Film Theatre, Saturday 8 November.

Township Cafe Series

Part of the Township Cafe Series, Omar Afif will also be performing an acoustic set with Glasgow-based music collective Seeds of Thought  

CCA, Sunday 9 November. 

Wasasa Comedy Night 

CCA, Monday 3 November

Nelson Mandela Shorts

Each short film brings together one British and one South African musician, visual artist or animator. Moving images have been set to a musical score and last between 90 seconds and three minutes.

CCA Glasgow, runs throughout November.

Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

Spine tingling horror: The Cabinet of Dr Calligari, 31 Oct, Britannia Panopticon
The Bolshoi Ballet: The Legend of Love GFT Sunday 26 October

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