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Africa Utopia

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Southbank Centre

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Although vastly different in cultures, languages and histories, African creativity can, at times, be weaved together in threads for having its core - past and present - relating to geographical and hereditary ideas, like all continents in fact. Expansive landscapes, rich art and dance and monumental thinkers. To highlight the abundance of creativity coming out of African nations, the Southbank Centre has dedicated 5 days of programmes to fill its concrete halls with acts, workshops, talks and performances from one of the world's most dynamic and fast changing continents. Every year, the Southbank invites a leading individual to orchestrate this celebration, and for 2016 its Senegales singer and human rights activist Baaba Maal, who has strung together a colourful programme: from a play exploring the dynamics of social power to workshops on traditional and contemporary African dance.

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