Africa Days on Danube Island
African culture is about much more than the roll of drums and tribal rites. For example, it also includes fantastic music, delicious food and drink, traditional handicrafts and modern design. All of this can be enjoyed from 18 August at the Africa Days on Danube Island - for 19 days non-stop.
37 captivating concerts
Two music shows are presented every evening. That makes a total of 37 live concerts on the 19 days. Here are a few tips:
- The finest reggae from Joe Pilgrim & The Ligerians is performed on the opening evening (18 August).
- A musical highlight are Black Slate, the "Godfathers" of reggae. "Amigo" became a world hit (19 August).
- The cosmopolitan Jahcoustix now brings its positively charged reggae to Danube Island after well over 1,000 concerts on five continents (20 August).
- Returning as guests of the Africa Days are the dancers and musicians of Iyasa from Zimbabwe, as well as Jenny Bell, who hails from Uganda (21 August).
- His dreadlocks wrapped in colorful African cloth, stick in hand, Anthony B is the spiritual and proactive embodiment of reggae (24 August).
- Sona Jobarteh captivates the crowd with her voice, catchy melodies and strong rhythms (26 August).
- Black Prophet is an Afro-reggae artist from Ghana, who celebrates international success (30 August).
- Marla Brown, the youngest daughter of Bob Marley's favorite singer Dennis Brown, presents an emotional combination of reggae, R'n'B and pop (1 September).
- Osibisa, founded in 1969, are seen by many as the cornerstone of world music (3 September).
Shopping in the bazaar
To keep hunger at bay during the day, head for the Sahara tent and the huge African Bazaar, which offers a wide variety of regional dishes. There's also all sorts of jewelry and handicrafts to rummage through there. You can take home of a piece of Africa with you in the form of a typical African hairstyle or brightly colored clothing.
Then there are also drum and dance workshops, while an extensive children's program provides entertainment for younger guests with kids' face painting, creative workshops, drumming, donkey and pony rides.
13th Africa Days Vienna 2017
18 August - 4 September 2017
Mo - Fr, 2.00 pm - 12.00 midnight
Sa - Su, 11.00 am - 12.00 midnight
Charity days: Free admission on 21 August, 28 August, 4 September and 5 September 2017. Please make voluntary donations to aid organizations on site
Children up to 13 years of age - free
Detailed program, information: www.afrika-tage.at