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Africa Utopia

Championed by Africa Utopia artistic collaborator, Senegalese singer and human rights advocate Baaba Maal, this festival will present talks, workshops, music and performances celebrating the arts and culture of one of the world's most dynamic and fast-changing continents.

Highlights include the return of Chineke! Orchestra, following their debut at the festival last year, and Mandela Trilogy, an epic operatic tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Explore social power dynamics in a play by Adura Onashile, learn traditional and contemporary African dance, listen to inspiring spoken word and discover the kaleidoscopic sounds of Asya Satti’s blues and soul.

To really get into the spirit, make sure you make a pit-stop at the Southbank Centre street food market, which will specialise in African cuisine from across the continent throughout Africa Utopia.

For more information on all the events during the Africa Utopia festival, click here.