Celebrating the ever-expanding wealth of Africa’s cultural heritage, Evora Africa will be brought to Portugal for the first time from May 25 – August 25, 2018. Taking place in the historic Alentejan town of Évora, the festival will uncover the many faces of a contemporary Africa, the continent of the future, where sacred rituals of the past merge with urban art of a vibrant, modern and changing world.

Hosted at the historic Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval, this illuminating festival uses its spectacular setting to showcase Africa’s artistic and musical diversity. The palace rooms will house André Magnin and Philippe Boutté’s expertly curated exhibition, showcasing important works from leading artists and photographers from across Africa, while the continent’s musical and performance prowess will be highlighted in a memorable line-up of concerts and performances featuring storytellers, griots, rituals, folk dances and DJs.

Esther Mahlangu working on her bmw 5 series, 1991. Courtesy of BMW AG

Esther Mahlangu working on her bmw 5 series, 1991. Courtesy of BMW AG

ART

Malick Sidibé, Dansez le twist 1965. Courtesy galerie MAGNIN-A, paris

Malick Sidibé, Dansez le twist 1965. Courtesy galerie MAGNIN-A, paris

PHOTOGRAPHY

© Jean-Batiste Joire

© Jean-Batiste Joire

MUSIC

Masks of the Moon - Mauro Pinto

Masks of the Moon - Mauro Pinto

RITUALS

Xindiro Companhia

Xindiro Companhia

WORKSHOPS

Malick Sidibé, André Magnin à Bamako 2010, Courtesy galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris

Malick Sidibé, André Magnin à Bamako 2010, Courtesy galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris

CONFERENCES