appointments in November 2022

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In Hamburg, Lagos, Paris, Lomé, Besançon, Brussels, Apt, Marrakech, Cairo, Nantes, Romainville, a Cap, Baltimore, Dakar, indoor or outdoor, here are sixteen meetings of Afro or African culture not to be missed. this November. Don’t hesitate to send us your next must-see cultural events at

From 3 to 13 November, 11 African Film Festival in Hamburg invites us for “Augen Blicke Afrika”. A selection of feature films, documentaries and short films from over 20 African countries, including If you are a man by Simon Panay (Burkina Faso / France), Tug of war by Amil Shivji (Tanzania), Feathers by Omar El Zohaira (Egypt) o One take grace by Lindiwe Matshikza (South Africa).

The largest fair in Nigeria opens its doors from 4 to 6 November. The seventh edition ofART X Lagos brings together 31 international galleries presenting 120 artists from more than 40 countries of Africa and the diaspora. Launched in 2016, the fair was the first of its kind in West Africa and also offers virtual tours on

From 4 to 6 November, the Théâtre de l’Épée de Bois in Paris presents the show The wives of whites, stories of black marriages. A “survey on the fate of women with forgotten names”, conducted by Marisa Gnondaho dit Simon, great-granddaughter of an African from Dahomey, and Stéphane Olry, great-granddaughter of a French settler in Gabon. A theatrical exploration of the repercussions of settlers ‘marriages with African women, their families’ colonial past and the plight of mixed-race children.

In Togo, from 5 to 9 November, theEmergency Film Festival presents in Lomé a tribute to the Togolese director Jean Etonam Ahonto. Created in 2014, the festival presents 39 films, including short films in competition and feature films out of competition.

From 5 to 13 November the African Lights Festival in Besançon invites us to discover a very high quality program with more than 60 films from 25 countries, but also an exhibition Talents from Africa. The competition welcomes for the first time a film from Tanzania.

“Mother’s dream” (detail), one of the two versions, 1947, painting presented at the exhibition “Baya, icon of Algerian painting” at the IMA. © Photo Gabrielle Voinot

Baya (1931-1998) is considered the most unique Algerian artist of the 20th century. The Arab World Institute (IMA) in Paris has been dedicating an exhibition entitled to him since 8 November Baya, an icon of Algerian paintingfacing both her personality, her genius and her journey as an emancipated Algerian woman and artist of universal dimension “.

On November 9, the icon of world and African music launches the Youssou Ndour Foundation for Cultural and Creative Industries. Designed as a partnership platform between Africa and Europe, the Foundation aims to support 100,000 young people and 100 new SMEs in all artistic fields over the next ten years: music, visual arts, plastics, performing arts, fashion, design, etc.

From 9 to 15 November the African film festival in the Pays d’Apt programs about thirty films from 18 countries. Since its creation twenty years ago, the festival has presented 530 films and welcomed more than 50,000 spectators.

From 11 to 19 November the International Film Festival of Marrakech (FIFM) celebrates world cinema through the 14 first and second feature films competing for the Golden Star, including The blue of the caftan by the Moroccan director Maryam Touzani. There will also be the Panorama of Moroccan cinema and screenings of the main popular films in Jemaa El Fna square. The jury is chaired by the Italian director Paolo Sorrentino.

From 13 to 22 November the Cairo International Film Festival will present twelve world premieres during its 44th edition. In the feature film competition are 19B by the Egyptian director Ahmad Abdalla, The dama film by Ali Cherri about the revolt in Sudan, e The island of forgiveness by Tunisian director Ridha Béhi.

the Festival of the 3 Continents in Nantes from 18 to 27 November it presents 90 feature films from Africa, Latin America and Asia. In particular, it allows the rediscovery of a 1972 film, Sambizanga, now rediscovered, directed by an important figure of African cinema, Sarah Maldoror. A cinematic monument that traces the beginnings of the struggle for independence in Angola.

From November 18 to December 1, the Franco-Arab film festival it gives an appointment to directors from Arab countries, but also to French directors with a strong bond with this region of the world. Highly anticipated, the last queen, an epic historical film about Algeria that tells the life of the Arab-Berber queen Zaphira, a first feature film co-directed by Adila Bendimerad and Damien Ounouri. In total, 28 feature films, 17 of which are previews, await the public at the Le Trianon cinema in Romainville and in the affiliated theaters.

From 20 November the Zeitz MOCAA presents When we see each other, a retrospective on a century of black figuration in painting. The exhibition explores the self-representation of black through portraiture and figuration in painting from pan-African and diaspora perspectives. With more than 200 works, this is the largest exhibition ever organized on this theme on the African continent.

Under the title Political animalsthe Baltimore Museum of Art dedicates the first solo exhibition in the United States of the Senegalese painter from 20 November Omar Ba, one of the greatest contemporary African artists. ” Ba’s work explores the exercise of power in all its forms, illustrating the Aristotelian saying that humans are by nature political animals. “.

November 24 starts on Dakar Carnival. This important event on the Senegalese cultural agenda offers celebrations around sport and culture, the diversity of traditions and urban cultures. The host country of this 3rd edition is Nigeria.

The Photo meetings of Marrakech (RPM) extension until November 30th. A meeting point between contemporary creation and young photography from the African continent, the 3rd edition welcomes almost 80 artists from around twenty countries in Africa, Europe and Asia. This year with a focus on African and Brazilian photography.

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