March is Africa’s Month. Handicraft, Music, Photos & Movies in Rome

March is the Black Continent’s month. Many initiatives will celebrate Africa’s culture, music, society and cinema here in Rome.

The French Culture Institute, Saint-Louis de France, in Largo Toniolo 22, will host “Africa’s middle class” a photo exhibit by Joan Bardeletti portraying the rise of new social groups in Africa, their lifestyle and their identities. From March 7 to March 26. Free entrance.

On the 11th, at 9 pm, “100 Dromedaries” an afro folk’n reggae music concert will be held in the Institute, while a music shows for kids by the Senegalese Pape Kanoutè, “Memoires de Griot”, will be on stage on Saturday 12 at 11am. On the 19th, at 7:30 pm concert by the griot Badara Sek. All events are free.

Ciak Africa”, the ninth edition of the African movies season, will start tomorrow March 4 at 8:30 pm with “Trapped Dream” by Joseph Ubaka, a Nigerian-senegalese production. The showing will be in Piazza San Pancrazio 9 at the Opera Don Guanella House. On March 11, Malooned by the Kenyan Bob Nyanja and on the 18th Battle of the Souls by the Ugandan Matt Bish. The event will also feature a market of handmade African products whose revenues will be used for the Combonians’ projects in the Black Continent. Free admission.

Finally, three movies from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia by respectively Mohamed Zineddaine, Nadir Mokneche and Nouri Bouzind will be shown at the FrancoFilm Festival between March 22 and March 26.