Thursday, 5 August 2010

Nights of Ramadan comes to playa de Las Canteras in september

The initiative Nights of Ramadan, launched by Casa Árabe and where Casa Africa participated for the first time in September of last year, returns to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this autumn. The sweet voice of the Moroccan Oum and the cinema, with child sitting in the hands of Michel Ocelot and adult session led by Ismael Ferroukhi, make up the Canary program of this celebration of coexistence, tolerance and culture.

Nights of Ramadan takes place in Plaza Churruca, (Paseo de Las Canteras), on 10 and 11 September. This new edition of Ramadan nights try to approach the Muslim feast to the neighbours of three cities since September 2. Madrid will start the celebration of nights of Ramadan that day. The feast continues in Alicante, organized by Casa Mediterránea and at last in Gran Canaria with Casa Africa whose repeat the experience.

Nights of Ramadan comes to Canarias with Oum, which shall submit their eclectic sounds, mixing music Arabic and contemporary rhythms, on Friday, September 10, at 22:00 hours. Famous for themes as Lik, which has recently remixed with Moroccan rapper Don Bigg, Oum will step onstage to African Dance Set, a multicultural experience in all directions, Gambia, Senegal and Spain and joined dance, percussion and a DJ.

Michel Ocelot, popular for the series starring for “the small Kirikou”, is the director of Azur and Asmar, a film about the friendship between two very different children that will be visible in the screen at Churruca square on Saturday, September 11, from 9.00 hours. To the adventures in search of the fairy of the djins will follow “the long voyage”, of Ismael Ferroukhi, at 22:30. The film of the Moroccan filmmaker talks about communication between a father and a child in the context of the pilgrimage to Mecca.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Party "África Vive” in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Venue: In the Park of the Canary Islands (Santa Catalina Park Interchange). Date: May 16, 2010. The FAAC has actively collaborated with the Casa África for making this festival “África vive”, a great celebration organized in collaboration with the network “África vive” of African associations, with over twenty educational centers, NGOs and other entities of civil society. Program: At 10am the party begins! African drums, welcome of the Casa África, the brothers Thioune and ethnic African dances. At 10.30am: Batik workshops, henna, locks, graphs on the sand, pastry, African games, dance, percussions, masks, makeup, jewelry, water and biofuels. At 11:30am: Taletellers (Bonai & Bonifrace). At 12am: African Area Gourmet. At 12.45am: Processions. At 12:50am: Trophy ceremony of football tournament 7 "África Vive" At 13am: Theatrical Activities: Coro Gospel, Taletellers, Da Brains, Ethnic African dances with Afrocanarians. At 15am: End of the Party: Dance show and music.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Presentation of the Federation of African Associations in the Canary Islands

November 21, 2010. Planned Activities: Presentation of the Federation of African Associations in the Canary Islands. Venue: Casa África. Time: at 10am. Lecture: "Africa: Political, economic and social situation in the actuality”. Venue: Casa África. Time: at 11am. Official presentation of the Headquarters of the Federation of African Associations in the Canary Islands. Venue: Avenue of the Canary Islands (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). Time: At 12am. Cultural and gastronomic activities. Venue: Edificio Miller (Santa Catalina Park). Time: At 8pm.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

The Federation of African Associations in the Canary Islands launches its first project in the Canary Islands

The Federation of African Associations in the Canary Islands starts through a project of creation of a collaboration network between Africa and the Canary Islands whose main objectives are: - increase the viability of projects for development cooperation in Africa .- Provide information on the current situation in African countries.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Meeting with the town hall of Joal (Senegal)

On the occasion of the FAAC’s project of creation of networks, Luc André Diouf and D. Peter Dioh (the Deputy Mayor) met to discuss about possible needs in the area. After the meeting, a visit was organized in the Medical Center of Joal, where have been identified sanitary deficiencies in this area.