The African Summer Festival in Karlsruhe will again take place at July this Year. This intercultural Event, which has an interesting Schedule, is really suitable as a School trip, excursion or as an activity for families.  The reason for this colorful 25th African summer festival is giving the Audience an insight of the African culture und handicraft.

This year will be a big change at the festival because of the representative music- and dance groups of different African States.

  • Thursday: Serigne Niang, Afro Tribal, Gregory da Silva, Brahima and Nordakasband, Zirkus, Akrobatik, Jonglage und Balance
  • Friday: Ras Perez, Sam Jarju, Azéto African Percussion.
  • Saturday: Mamoudou kooayté, Special request Band, Yvonne Mwale
  • Sunday: Godfrey Aletor, El Grand Nordakas Band, Gospel The Good News Family.


On Thursday the Singer and Balafonist Brahima Diabaté will perform and fascinate the audience with the Latin-American- Spanish Formation Nordakas. Brahima is the youngest Griot- Singer, the oldest and popular Music group in West Africa. From his young age, he has a wonderful control over the Balafon and now his talent is a real Inspiration for the Youth.


Yvonne Mwale, a Singer from Zambia, will perform on Saturday. She is a successful artist and got the Ngoma Award for a “Best upcoming female artist”. Her last Music album was released in 2014 and shoot in Frankfurt, because she is living in Germany since 2013.

Sa. 16. 07. Yvonne Mwale

Even at the last day of the event everyone can enjoy the African Atmosphere. The charismatic Singer, Godfrey Aletor from Nigeria, will come with his Band “Godfrey and the Grand” to charm the Audience. With his songs he wants to spread love, peace and the sense of life, which is a wonderful message at the end of the festival.

Godfrey Aletor and Band Bild1

The whole Event is rounded up with live stage shows, exotic food, fashion shows, afro shopping, drum workshops, dance workshops, bazars and Exhibitions of popular African artists.


All Information in glance:


African Summer Festival


Thursday, 14th July 2016 – Sunday, 17th July 2016



D.A.V Deutsch- Afrikanischer Verein

Otto-Dullenkopf- Park, Am Schloss Gottesaue 4

76131 Karlsruhe


Tickets for the Shows:


Advance booking: € 10€

Tickets before the show: € 13€


Free Give- away:

3×2 Tickets for the Concert: Brahina Diabaté, Singer and Balafonist from Mali and Nordakas Band

Thursday, 14th July 2016, entrance: 6pm

3×2 Tickets for the Concert: Ras Perez Reggae Jamaica

Friday, 15th July 2016, entrance: 6pm

3×2 Tickets for the Concert: Yvonne Mwale from Zambia

Saturday, 16th July 2016, entrance: 6pm

3×2 Tickets for the Concert: Godfrey Aletor and the Grand Sons

Sunday, 17th July 2016, entrance: 6pm


Send an Email till the 13th July with the Subject “African Summer Festival Karlsruhe” and the favored concert to!

Good Luck!