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2023-03-18 | Richard Kofi: gatherings #3 future sounds and beyond: the non aligned at Oude Kerk

safda adf afs Fellow Richard Kofi curated an in-depth programme around Ibrahim Mahama's installation Garden of Scars at Oude Kerk in Amsterdam.

It takes you on an Afro-futuristic journey, based on new voices and movements from the African diaspora. A European form of Afroness is a concept in the making, which is increasingly manifesting itself in younger generations. What is bubbling about in new trends and developments?

At the invitation of artist and curator Richard Kofi, DJ Chinnamasta, choreographer and performer Christian Guerematchi and rapper Suzooki Swift explore the meaning and diversity of black European identity through music and performance. Central is the concept of 'the non aligned', borrowed from the international political movement, set up during the Cold War by countries that did not want to belong to the West or to the Soviet Union. What does non-aligned positioning mean in art? Can it contribute to artistic freedom? Does it inspire our (political) identity formation or activism? And what do we feel in our bodies when we think free from dominant historiography and political systems?

The programme will take place at 18 March, from 8 pm to 10 pm.

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Thami Mnyele Foundation promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands.