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Bergen Afro Arts Festival

In 2021, the festival took a break to re-brand! It will return in 2023 under the theme RE/Shape.

Bergen Afro Arts Festival-BAAF is an artist-driven platform created by Simba Arts to celebrate cultural diversity and offer a voice to minority populations in  Bergen.

This ethno-arts festival seeks to mobilize and engage people of different nationalities in positive social actions through popular culture. It uses the energy and power of dance and music to bring about social transformation and development. Through this initiative, communities and young people are encouraged to be pluri-versatile, embracing and celebrating diversity in its different forms.

"Bergen Afro Arts Festival-BAAF” is not just an ordinary neither is it a commercial festival to entertain people, rather it is a way of life and a place to explore unlimited ubuntu culture at first hand from around the Diaspora & straight out from Africa". - Simba (The Chief Creative Officer & Curator/co-Founder)

Our vision for Bergen Afro Arts Festival-BAAF is to become a marker yearly ubuntu & artistic driven platform, a family event that's looked forward to for months in advance. A fresh discovery of opportunity and escapism, a chance to connect with like minded individuals and to celebrate community, nature and harmony.


Past Events

7th Edition BAAF/Ban2 Online Fest

Sep 21 - 27, 2020

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6th Edition BAAF

Sep 16 - 22, 2019

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5th Edition BAAF

January 10, 2018

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4th Edition BAAF

June 12 - 17, 2017

3rd Edition BAAF

June 16 - 18, 2016

2nd Edition BAAF

JUNE 16 - 20, 2015

1st Edition BAAF

June 16 - 20, 2014