Bavaria: Blues, Reggae, Funk: International Africa Festival begins

Blues, jazz, reggae, soul: Africa is considered the cradle of black music.

Bavaria: Blues, Reggae, Funk: International Africa Festival begins

Blues, jazz, reggae, soul: Africa is considered the cradle of black music. Every year, many artists from the continent take the stage in Würzburg - this year even a Grammy winner.

Würzburg (dpa / lby) - After a two-year break due to the pandemic, thousands of people have been cavorting at the Africa Festival in Würzburg since Thursday. Dozens of internationally renowned musicians and dancers convey African flair. In addition to the music, numerous projects will be presented again this year, which should give visitors an insight into the problems of the sometimes badly battered continent.

One project is about power supply, especially in remote rural regions in Africa. In addition, the non-profit association "Agerto" is presented, which wants to enable young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds to receive high-quality vocational training. The organization "One Dollar Glasses" shows how basic ophthalmic care can be made possible in developing countries.

The Africa Festival is one of the largest festivals of African music and culture in Europe. It is now taking place for the 33rd time in the city on the Main. Up to 80,000 visitors are counted on the event site every year.

Musicians such as Marema Fall from Senegal and multiple Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo from West African Benin are scheduled to perform until May 29th. Kidjo is currently a major Afropop figurehead with global reach. Africa is considered the cradle of modern black music, blues, reggae, funk and Cuban rhythms.

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