This year the Afrikafestival in Hertme celebrates it's 25th anniversary. We have accomplished this without subsidy and exclusively with the help of volunteers. To celebrate, this year there is a festive jubilee programme which is different from previous years. We have asked eight groups to come back and perform in Hertme. They have been selected because of their tremendous success the previous time they appeared, and also because we want to celebrate this occasion with them. Besides these there are three new faces who have individually made a big impression on the music. We are honoured, that the Afrikafestival Hertme has been chosen by Songlines magazine as one of the Best 25 International Festivals of 2013.
Between the rain-swept streets of Paris and the swirling sands of the Sahara, there lies a
voice that is neither and both of these music-soaked places. Musician Daby Touré, son of the
African desert and child of a Parisian musical upbringing, has created new boundaries and
categories that go beyond territory, ethnicity or birthright. He is simply Daby.
Considered as one of the best percussion ensembles on this planet, Burundi’s top
drummers have been touring the world since the 1960s. Their vibrant power and
precision on sixteen drums originally accompanied kings of this central African