3rd Edition LAFF Festival

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The 3rd edition of the LAFF Festival (Lausanne Afro Fusions Festival), the first Afro-positive festival in Switzerland, will take place from 19 to 22 July 2018. We expect between 10,000 and 20,000 people. With the beautiful Place de l'Europe in Lausanne, in the district of Flon, this edition will be dedicated to local and international discoveries.

A must-attend event on the Lausanne and Swiss cultural scene, the LAFF Festival is a free open air event with high-level musical and artistic programming. Enjoy Afro-fusion concerts, dance workshops, fashion shows, African crafts, various culinary specialties, educational activities and a children's stopover. Miscegenation, tolerance and openness to the world will be in the spotlight during these four days. Thank you for sharing in your networks.

From 19 to 22 july, the Place de l’Europe in Lausanne will vibrate to the rhythms of Africa, which merges with the Caribbean and South America. An exceptional program awaits you. With an opening tribute to Nelson Mandela whose centenary we will celebrate in the presence of some authorities. During the 4 days, the following groups will sing Nelson Mandela:

UBUNTU BAND (South Africa), BABYLON SYSTEM (Morocco-Ivory Coast), KALUBI AND NDULEMEN (Switzerland-Congo), LOVE N’ LIVE (Morocco -Cameroon), DIASPORA (Guinea), INDIGØ CØNCEPT (Tunisia-Switzerland), BANAKAO (Ecuador), KITIO & THE KONGOMEN (Congo), SA KAI (Martinique-Haiti), ZY AMM (Switzerland -Guadeloupe-Madagascar), SONNY TROUPE (Guadeloupe), TITA NZEBI (Gabon-France ), J .KENSS (Congo-France), AFRO JHOW (Brasil), AFRICA UNITED (Comoros Islands-Morocco), WESLEY APPIAH DA FONKO0PATISME ! (Mauritius island), JOE2 PLAINP (Switzerland), DJ BOBETSO (Afro house, Afrobeat), AFROLATIN EMOTION DANCE GROUP (Kizomba, Bachata), DANIELA FILIPA (Cape-Verde islands), OUANG ELY (Ivory Coast-France), MBAYE SALL (Senegal) BOLO ARTS SUISSE (Afrobeat fitness, Djembel dance concept), Fashion Show (Friday, July 20, SUNUKER), Fashion Show (Sunday, July 22, DASHIKI ). In addition to concerts, there will be conferences, exhibitions, gastronomy, craft stalls and a daycare. Book these dates for your grand tropical Afro trip. FREE FESTIVAL. See the following links.