Maribum Afriqui Festival
|Festival Maribum Afriqui|
|Pobreška cesta 20, SI-2000 Maribor|
|Phone||386 (0) 2 250 1316, 386 (0) 31 757 393|
|Fax||386 (0) 2 250 1317|
|Founded by||Plesna izba - Maribor Dance Room|
|Organised by||Plesna izba - Maribor Dance Room|
4.7.2015 - 5.7.2015
16.9.2016 - 17.9.2016
2.9.2017 - 3.9.2017
17.11.2017 - 18.11.2017
|Tina Sovič, Head of festival|
|Phone||386 (0) 51 336 145|
Besides music concerts, the festival also features dance, drumming and painting classes and workshops, theatre shows, and more. Some of the participating artists up till now have been Baba Sissoko, Yero Dicko, Joel Diarra, Lassine Kone, Barou dit Parou Diassana, Tenemakan Keita, Theatre Village Hon (all of them from Mali),, and the band .
The festival is also augmented by a 'house band', called. It came to be as a result of an artist residency undertaken in 2015 in Bamako, Mali, by drummer , dancer and guitarist . Thecollective has a changing line-up, yet also features Yero Dicko, Joel Diarra, Lassine Kone, , and others. The band – about which a documentary was also sho and edited by Barou dit Parou Diassana – played a number of gigs in Slovenia as well as Mali, where they once again got together in 2016.