I attended on Saturday 30th March 2019 the festival Festi’ Couleurs at Exhibition Park in Toulouse, France.
There are two more events to come in May 2019!
1. About the festival and its organisers
Association Kirikou Evènements (A.K.E) organises every year Festi’ Couleurs, the diversity festival around spring in the Exhibitions Park from Toulouse.
Indeed, the events offer to the public a large range of people, cultural diversity in a friendly atmosphere and a sense of togetherness and sharing.
Furthermore, Festi’ Couleurs’ purpose is:
- to highlight the rich cultural diversity of the region
- to ensure the promotion of arts and unknown or underrepresented country cultures.
Besides, the festival allows collecting donations (school supplies, IT equipment, clothes, medicines…) for their various international solidarity actions.
2. Entertainment offered
Additionally, you can find at the festival:
- Afrobeat dance battles
- Artistic shows (dancing, singing, circus arts…)
- Fashion shows
- Entertainment (children shows)
- Exhibition village (craftspeople, associations…)
- African and Caribbean food.
A.K.E partnered with Canal+, Univers Voyages, Ramdam, Toulouse Library, Battle Afro, Occitanie Region.
3. Fashion Show
At first, I filmed one of the fashion shows, collection from Tout Mimi. She creates clothing and accessories’ lines for both men and women.
I hope you will enjoy this video:
4. Artistic dance performance
Then, I divided the Madagascan dance video performance into 3 parts. To view the second and third videos, click on the small arrow on the right-hand side of each video.
5. Afrobeat dance battles
Finally, I recorded the Afro Battles qualifications. The dance winners of each category are qualified for the French final in Paris with the best European dancers. You can find snippets of them below.
- Women battle
To view the second video, click on the small arrow on the right-hand side of the video.
- Men battle
- Dancing duet