This is a series of events called Sadoua da Afrika, meaning Meeting Africa in haoussa, the language widely spoken in western Africa, and notably in Dankassari, the district twinned with Cesson Sévigné.

Sadoua da Afrika: Meeting Africa tool place within the 2010-2011 cultural season in Cesson-Sévigné. They are jointly organised by the Communication department and the Cultural depatment of Cesson city council, by the AESDC and the Sévigné cinema.

Issa Tchesso and Zara Moussa in concert.

  • On Friday February 18th, at 8.30 pm, Carré Sévigné (Parc de Bourgchevreuil, Cesson-Sévigné).

The group Issa Tchesso, “By the Riverside” in the zarma-songhoi language, composes a multi-cultural music with blues undertones.

A pioneer of women hip-hop artists in Western Africa, Zara Moussa’s rap songs are committed, explosive and poetical, denouncing social issues, injustice against women and also against Africa. She will be accompanied by the Rennes band Ganga Mix.

Zara Moussa
Zara Moussa

Film Program : A Shouting Man.

  • On Monday February 14th, at the Sévigné Cinema, at 8.30 pm.

That film directed by Mahamat Saleh Haroun was awarded the Jury Award at the Cannes Festival.

Three Exhibitions.

  • Africa on Screen, from February 16th to 22nd, at the Sévigné cinema.

Fifteen photos of African actors taken at the FESPACO film festival at Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

  • Dankassari Women, April 2011 at the Bourgchevreuil cultural center

Portraits and testimonies. Jointly organinsed by the city of Cesson and AESCD, showing photos of Dankassari women by Jean-Pierre Estournet and Abdoul Aziz Soumaïla.

  • Along the Niger river, in A pril and May 2011 in the Bourgchevreuil park.

A story by Jean-Pierre Estournet and Abdoul Aziz Soumaïla , meeting men, women and landscapes along the Niger river, from Niamey in Niger to Segou in Mali. During a month, they visited villages and islands that line the river. Come aboard for a photographic journey through Tilaberi, Gao, Bourem, Bamba, Tombouctou...