30 July 2010

Togo: Lome hosts 3rd African music festival

The third edition of the international African music festival, dubbed "Africarythmes", will begin 5 August in the Togolese capital, Lome, with several artists from the continent, including Lokoua Kanza from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).â-¨â-¨

The four-day event will highlight African rhythms, including Togolese music, which is in search of greater international acceptability.â-¨â-¨

As part of the festival, hip hop bands such as Ardiess from Benin, Antoinette Allani from Cote d'Ivoire, La Fuente from Gabon and the Black Diamands from Senegal , as well as Lokoua Kanza, will perform in a big concert to be held 7 August.â-¨â-¨

In addition to shows, the event will feature music initiation workshops for young musicians, as well as two conferences on the themes "Living Music" and "Music, Plastic Arts and Design."

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