The International Arts Festival is slated for October 2019, in New Orleans, LA.
The festival is a celebration of global cultural diversity in music and arts. This is the reboot of a 30-year festival that enjoyed a history of introducing amazing artists to the market.
Over the years the IAF featured a curated list of global talent including Hugh Masekela, AKON, India.Arie, The Roots, Bunji Garlin, Cyril Neville, Capleton, Eddie Palmieri, Kymani Marley, etc.
AFRICA UMOJA: The Spirit of Togetherness is a two-hour explosion of song and dance performed for Kings, Presidents, and members of the public in over 50 countries worldwide. It is easy to understand how AFRICA UMOJA packed theatres around the world over the years. This is musical theatre at its exhilarating best.
Creators Todd Twala and Thembi Nyandeni, who were part of Ipi Ntombi, have created a masterpiece from the dramatic drum solos at the start of the final chorus.
It all started with their dream of assisting the youth of South Africa to remember their heritage has become a reality. AFRICA UMOJA was a concept created by Todd and Thembi to keep underprivileged youth off the streets and give them a chance to live a dream. This dream has become a reality for many of the AFRICA UMOJA cast members over the years.
AFRICA UMOJA not only celebrates South Africa, but it also elevates the human spirit. Be part of the audience today and get swept up by the energy generated on stage. You won’t want it to stop. AFRICA UMOJA - if you miss this, you’ve missed the best of what Africa has to offer!
Experience TRUE AFRICA, watch dances that have been performed for hundreds of years. The Venda Snake Dance and the fury of the Traditional Zulu tribal dancing. Relive the energy of Sophiatown, infused with passionate voices as they tell their story. Live the adventure of the gold miners and their intense gumboot dancing that narrates some of the history of South Africa. Experience the remarkable journey traveled to the current sounds and dancing of Kwaito that make Hip Hop look like it’s standing still.
AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness, tells the tale of South Africa, its people, and their song. Marvel at the beautiful costumes and award-winning, internationally acclaimed choreography.
“A breath-taking and vibrant spectacular which assails every one of your senses. Definitely the hottest show in town,”The Northern Echo, LONDON
Soweto International Jazz Festival is the first international music and arts festival dedicated to the historical region of Johannesburg, South Africa. The festival will take place June 16th, 2018 at the Soweto Theater.
The SIJF is a one-of-kind experience which will spotlight the rich cultural currency of the township with a generous supply of International Music, Art, Cuisine, History, Luxury accommodation and Adventure & exploration.
The International Arts Foundation is set to launch the International Arts Music Series, a brand new, International concert series at the legendary, Orpheum Theater in New Orleans on November 10th 2017. The concert series will continue into 2018 and serve as a prelude to the 30th anniversary of the International Arts Festival slated for August 2018.
The music series will feature a curated lineup of New Orleans and international artists with a strong focus on highlighting multiple genres. The kick-off is headlined by New Orleans’ own Cyril Neville of the legendary Neville Brothers. The show will also feature Grammy nominated, French, Neo-Soul singers, Les Nubians, and South African Jazz, guitarist Ernie Smith.