Africadelic is an annual festival on and around International Africa Day (May 25) celebrating the cultural creativity, diversity and community from Africa and the African diaspora. The Africadelic Festival is an ode to the African continent, its cultural riches, and the impact that Afrodescendants, i.e. people of African descent, have on global culture and society. The festival, which offers a week of concerts, films, talks and other inspiring events from 24 to 31 May, also makes an appearance at Rialto - on 24 and 27 May.
On Wednesday 24 May, the Africadelic Festival 2023 opens in Rialto with the Dutch premiere of African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey. This groundbreaking documentary about the life of the great, if not the greatest, pan-Africanist of the early twentieth century, Marcus Mosiah Garvey (1887-1940), is screened once on the big screen this evening. With a welcome and introduction.
On Saturday, May 27, the Africadelic Festival 2023 continues with the Dutch premiere of 400 Years: Taking the Knee (Episode 1). This powerful documentary shows a diversity of black resistance heroes in the UK and US who have struggled against oppression and racism over the past four centuries and up to the present day. With a discussion about black resistance heroes in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean throughout the centuries.