As part of our Dathliad Cymru-Affrica project this month we will be touring the great Fatoumata Kouyaté (known as Djeliguinet in Guinea) and her group Troupe Djeliguinet.
On Thursday 11th August we will be at The Welfare Ystradgynlais, from 1pm for their African Cultural Celebration Day, where Fatoumata will be performing in the evening from 8pm.
In the afternoon there is a mini festival of African arts, culture and food, which is suitable for all the family. The day includes:
- 1pm – 2.30pm – West African dance workshop
- From 1pm (drop in)- Carnival themed arts & crafts workshop
- 3pm-4pm – Butetown Carnival Performance (outdoors) – ‘Dwndwr y Dŵr’ – by BACA & Rhiannon Mair – BACA (Butetown Arts & Culture Association) are inviting the whole of Wales to take part in the iconic Butetown Carnival! Magical motifs and folk memories from Wales and around the world. A story about desires, choices and consequences through Carnival costume, music and dance. An ‘OpenOut2022’ commission by Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium (WOAC) and Articulture. Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.
- From 4pm- Nigerian pop up food available provided by Id’s Place
- 4pm-5.30pm – Djembe dumming workshop
- 7.15pm- Butetown Carnival Performance (outdoors), followed by a procession into the Main Hall
- 8pm- Fatoumata Kouyaté Djeliguinet’s live music performance
There is something for everyone and all ages at this event, contact us or The Welfare if you want more information.