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 29 July at the Africa Days on Danube Island - for 18 days non-stop.
36 captivating concerts
Two music shows are presented every evening. That makes a total of 36 live concerts on the 18 days. Here are a few tips:
- The finest Roots Reggae from Julian Marley & The Uprising is performed on the opening evening. The son of the legendary Bob Marley brings the sound of Jamaica to Vienna.
- Sevana is one of Jamaica's greatest voices, young and full of talent. She performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2015.
- The Nigerian Nneka, who lives in Hamburg, combines soul, heart and style, and she has lots to say. She gets everyone dancing with her mix of hip-hop beats, Reggae grooves, brass sections and African pop.
- The Malian guitarist Habib Koite is one of the most popular musicians in Africa and has already given 1,500 concerts.
- Returning as guests of the Africa Days are the twelve dancers and musicians of Iyasa from Zimbabwe, as well as Jenny Bell, who hails from Uganda.
- The Grammy award-winning Reggae band Inner Circle ("Sweat - A La La La La Long") brings the festival concert series to a close on 15 August.
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. Why not try a ride across Danube Island on a camel?
12th Africa Days Vienna 2016
29 July - 15 August 2016
Mo - Fr, 2.00 pm - 12.00 midnight
Sa - Su, 11.00 am - 12.00 midnight
Charity Mondays: Free admission on 1 and 8 August 2016
Children up to 13 years of age - free
Detailed program, ticket information: www.afrika-tage.at
Danube IslandDonauinsel, 1220 Wien