Afrika Eye is delighted to introduce Our City – Your Eyes, a special cultural exchange between Bristol and Dakar, Senegal. This exciting British Council funded West Africa/UK Festival initiative took Bristol young creatives Pierre Niyongira (film student) and Joel Douglas (singer/songwriter/rapper Splitz P), to Dakar for a two-week residency to explore the city and document their responses to the vibrant music, arts and cultural scene there.
Visiting Senegalese filmmaker Kady Diedhiou & festival manager Fatou Diabel Mbaye from ‘Image et Vie’ festival in Dakar will arrive in Bristol 28th October ready to immerse themselves in the creative cultural landscape of the city and begin to develop their responses to a new and unknown environment. There are many parallels between Bristol and Dakar; both cities having a thriving arts and music scene, multi-ethnic communities, established universities, and histories connected to slavery and the diaspora.
Join us at this special event and meet all four young creatives as they share the outcomes of their exchange experiences.