iAfrica Music Festival

This is an initiative of Yangambi. Yangambi is a platform for contemporary African art and culture. Yangambi’s philosophy is that art and culture of Africa needs to be promoted to a wider audience.

With this festival, we want to acquaint the public with a new Africa that is characterized by economic progress. This is accompanied with high quality and innovative artists that are a product of these current developments on the African continent. The unique sound of these artists opposes to the global trend of neutralization of music.

The iAfrica Festival focuses on artists who retain elements of traditional genres and who are able to fusion their heritage with western or modern genres. They work from an African identity and shine in a new light and push themselves to another level.

In short, we want to offer you the real gems of Africa.


The best way to discover talented artists is surely on stage!


Meet our inspiring speakers


Shortest way to explore what will happen
13:30 - 13:40
Grote Zaal

Opening & Welcome

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those ...
13:40 - 14:10
Grote Zaal


The iAfrica Festival would like to introduce the public in African literature. We firmly believe in that who writes that remains for eternity existence. We look forward to present you three writers of African descent. These writers will exchange views with the public thoughts led by Kiza Magendane. • ...
14:10 - 16:00
Grote Zaal

iAfrica Film Festival: Lamb

The story of Lamb is like a fable, filmed from the point of view of the child and set in volcanic landscape of Ethiopia’s north-east. Lamb is a gripping portrait of a country smothered by its traditions and held hostage by nature. Ephraïm is a young Ethiopian boy. His ...
16:00 - 16:30
Grote Zaal


Musical performance by Augustina Hailing from Ghana, Augustina Austin, better known for her stage name Augustina, is a born multi-talent: a singer/songwriter, former beauty queen, presenter and fashion & lifestyle writer who is determined to innovate the sounds of R&B with an African appeal, labelled as a new genre ...
16:30 - 17:00
Grote zaal


Musical performance by Badi A man with no country, flagless. Am I Belgian or am I from Congo, or just a black-skinned Belgian… Son of the colonies, child of slavery, adopted by Europe… ” That’s how the Brussels-based rapper sets the scene. Badi is the musical translation of a narrow, ...
17:00 - 17:30
Grote Zaal

Thaïs Diarra

As a young writer, composer and Afrosoul singer Thaïs Diarra has always raised questions with her texts, whilst carrying a message of positivity. In 2002, Thaïs Diarra went back to her roots, travelling from Mali to Senegal which became her second home. Here, she met renowned rapper Didier Awadi ...
17:30 - 18:00
Grote Zaal

Dj Sentimenz

Lets give a warm welcome to DJ Sentimenz! Sentimenz, the man behind the killer bootleg Tamo A Vir is known by his groovy way of playing his afro house sets.


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