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Sylvio Meranville's Festival Des Abolitions in Paris until June 22nd

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by Ancient Champion, for outsideleft.com
originally published: May, 2017
This festival is first of all, a way to honour my enslaved ancestors and it is also a platform for the afro descendant... Sylvio Meranville
by Ancient Champion, for outsideleft.com
originally published: May, 2017
This festival is first of all, a way to honour my enslaved ancestors and it is also a platform for the afro descendant... Sylvio Meranville

Festival Des Abolitions
June 8-22nd
Paris


If you are in Paris and if you get your skates on, you still have a chance to see, to immerse yourself in the incredible arts and cultural extravaganza that is the eighth Festival Des Abolitions. Imagine a more underground, unkempt, AfroPunk festival with music and theatre performances, poetry and screenings, seminars and debates, all drawing our attention to the past, present and future of France's black community.

The festival founder Sylvio Meranville, is originally from the Vauclin in Martinique. He created Festival Des Abolitions to educate and inform and challenge ignorance or willful neglect in France of the past history of slavery. Sylvio says, "This festival is first of all, a way to honour my enslaved ancestors and it is also a platform for the afro descendant...”

Festival Des Abolitions

The festival runs until June 22nd and features over 50 visual artists, singers, poets, street artists, writers, politicians, entertainers, you get what I’m talking about. Outsideleft contributor, poet and painter, the very great Christian Present is among the names you might know including Olivier Ollon, Denis Herelle, Romain Ganer, Yao Metsoko, Komandant Simi, Mathieu Meranville, Frédéric  Régent, Dj Res Q, Shein B.

The festival is on now and is an important event in the Parisian cultural calendar. Don't miss it.


essential info:
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