An Independent Centre for Contemporary Art in Tanzania
Launched at Nafasi in 2016 in collaboration with the Tanzania Heritage Project and Chanzo East Africa, Wikiendi Live! is a unique and vibrant live music event dedicated to showcasing traditional African beats and fusion. The platform features artists from around Tanzania and Zanzibar, as well as visiting regional and international artists.
Nafasi’s partnerships reflect the artist-centred ethos of the space. Collaborative events are an opportunity to explore pan-African linkages and build networks across the continent. Nafasi has hosted, among many others, the following: Time2Dance and Haba na Haba dance festivals, Jalada Literary and Arts Festival, and the Marahaba Swahili Music Festival.
Nafasi's artist-in-residency programme offers visiting artists the opportunity to devote time to their artistic practice within a close-knit and welcoming community of artists. The programme stimulates exchange with artists locally, regionally, and internationally in order to connect Tanzanian artists with the global art community.
Chap Chap workshops invite the public to participate in an interactive art activity related to a Nafasi artist, exhibition, or artist-in-residence. Nafasi artists facilitate the event by engaging the public in creating art using a specific technique. Anyone young or old, can get a quick (chap chap) introduction to the different methods used by contemporary artists.
Curated by Rebecca Corey, Beatrice McDermott, and Asteria Malinzi.
All images copyright of the artists.
Photos by Ari Snow and Nicholas Edward Byrne, unless stated otherwise.