© Daniela Hüttner


 © Daniela Hüttner


 © Daniela Hüttner

The children’s programme is a permanent feature of the Africa Festival. This year it will again take place in a circus tent, so that our youngest visitors have their own little area and are protected if it rains. The Senegalese author and musician Ibrahima Ndiaye will lead trough the programme. He knows how to entertain his young audience with his own unique mix of traditional storytelling, pantomime, percussion, dancing and singing.

The African artistic ensemble Adesa from Ghana will leave the children amazed. This year, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, they’ll feature an street parade also at Saturday an Sunday they will show the theatershow "the bored king" in the multi-tent. Children of all ages will also be provided with space and entertainment outside of the children’s tent: “Karibuni Watoto – Welcome, Children!” will be the name of the closed-off children’s area, where there will be a huge amount of games on offer, away from the hustle and bustle of the main festival. We’re pleased that this year, s.Oliver will be taking over the organisation of the children’s area again. The little visitors of the festival will be entertained with crafting and a playground. The slightly older children can be junior designers and create their own T-shirt featuring different motifs and colours at the screen printing station. While the children are busy being creative, the parents can relax in the chill-out area. There will also be an area for breastfeeding and nappy changing.

The children’s area is open daily from noon to 6:00 pm, and entrance is free of charge for visitors of the festival.


In keeping with the photo exhibition "Kingdoms in Africa", Adesa from Ghana presents the children's music theatre "The Bored King" with lots of dance and acrobatics. At the beginning of the performance children and parents also have the opportunity to ask Queen Onomokor III and King Mensah I from Ghana their questions on the theme "How is it to be a king in Africa".


Bright excitement in the Ghanaian fishing village Kokrobite! For the king, Nana Ansong the third, it's strangely boring. The animals of the jungle, the steppe and the rainforest try to please the king with their songs, dances and funny tricks. Will they succeed? - Find out and come with your children to our great children's program. The play is played on Saturday and Sunday at 3.00 p.m..

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