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Festspielhaus Afrika gGmbH

managed by Tatjana Arens

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The Opera Village Africa is an international art project that has been taking shape in Burkina Faso/West Africa since 2009 and goes back to the idea of the German artist Christoph Schlingensief (1960-2010). The Opera Village Africa was connected with Schlingensief's wish to create a place of international encounter - artistic as well as cultural. Since then, under the motto "Learning from Africa," a platform for intercultural exchange programs and postcolonial discourse has manifested itself about 30 kilometers away from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, making visible a new and, in particular, differentiated image of Africa, which distinguishes the project from many others in classic development cooperation.

To date, 26 buildings have been erected on the site provided by the Burkinabe government, including an elementary school with attached canteen, a hospital ward with integrated maternity unit and dental practice, artists' residences and studios. The project is to be trans

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Wir haben 97,50 € Spendengelder erhalten

  Tatjana Arens  18 January 2023 at 09:28 AM

Liebe Spender:innen, vielen Dank für eure Unterstützung. Mit dem Geld können wir im Januar weitere Filmabende im Operndorf Afrika für die regionale Bevölkerung anbieten. Liebe Grüße, Tatjana Arens

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