WATOTO AFRIKA Summer Festival 2017

Once again, for the THIRD time, WATOTO AFRIKA invites you ALL to our SUMMER FESTIVAL 2017 in Theatro Rematias in Halandri.
As usual we have our SUPER dance semminars which should not be missed, face-painting and of course, African music and dances.
Make sure you do not eat before coming so you can taste our WONDERFUL African cuisine!!! Last but not least, you can admire our AMAZING handi-crafts and MORE!!!


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Dansa Lengoma

DANSA LENGOMA (dance to the drum/song) with / με τους


Για να υποδεχτουμε το καλοκαιρι με θετικη ενεργια, Θα θελαμε να καλεσουμε ολους τουςφιλους μας για να γιορταζουμε το ξεκινημα του καλοκαιριου στο Εμπρος, το Σαββατο 3 Ιουνιου η ωρα 21.00 – 23.00. Ελατε να ταξιδεψουμε μαζι στην Ηπειρο των προγωνων τις ανθρωποτητας, την Aφρικη, μεσω της μουσικης και του χορου
Ngoma σημαινει κρουστα στα Swahili. Επισης, στη Τανζανια η λεξη αναφερεται στα φεστιβαλ που γινονται μετα τη σοδεια.
Στα Zulu η λεξη σημαινει τραγουδι και ετσι θα χορεψουμε ολοι μαζι με τους ηχους των Αφρικανων κρουστων και τραγουδιων, που θα σας ανεβασει την διαθεση

ΕΙΣΟΔΟΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΗ (ελευθερη συνεισφορα).

To welcome the summer season with positive energy, we would like to invite all our friends to celebrate the beginning of this season with us at Embros Theatre on Saturday 3 June at 21.00 – 23.00. Let us all travel through music and dance, to the continent of our forefathers, Africa, where all form of life began.

Ngoma means drums in Swahili. In Tanzania, the name is also used for after-harvest festivals. In the Zulu language, ngoma means song. So we will all dance to the uplifting sound of the African drum and song.

FREE ENTRANCE (donations welcome)



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WATOTO AFRIKA Spring Festival 2017

We are pleased to announce that the spring festival of Watoto Afrika will take place on 05 & 06 May 2017 at the headquarters of the Association of Greek Archaeologists. (Sillogos Ellinon Archeollogon).

Address: 134-136 Ermou Street,Thisio (train station), Athens.

Come join us in our celebration of the spring and summer season with African music, dance, cuisine and admire our beautiful and colourful handicrafts. Also, try face-painting the African way!!!!

AND DON’T FORGET: the super African dance seminars with Dauda Conteh!!!


Είμαστε στην ευχάριστη θέση να σας ανακοινώσουμε ότι το άνοιξιατικο Φεστιβάλ του Watoto Αfrika θα λάβει χώρα στης 05 & 06 Μαΐου 2017 στο χώρο του Συλλόγου Ελλήνων Αρχαιολόγων.

134-136 Ερμού Θησείο, (ηλεκτρικο σταθμό) Αθήνα

Ελάτε να διασκεδάσουμε παρέα, με Aφρικάνικη μουσική και χορό, να απολαύσετε παραδοσιακές συνταγές και να θαυμάσετε υπέροχα κοσμήματα και χειροτεχνίε.ι Δοκιμασε επισης Αφρικανικο φεης-πεηντιγγ!!!!

ΚΑΙ ΚΑΤΙ ΑΚΟΜΑ θα υπαρχουν και σεμιναρια Αφρικανικος χορος με τον Dauda Conteh!!!

Σας περιμένουμε όλους εκεί με πολύ καλή διάθεση και χαμόγελα για να περάσουμε ένα τέλειο Σαββατοκύριακο!!





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Bus-Stop dance

Get your dancing shoes on for the WATOTO AFRIKA Spring Festival and as a little taste, here are the Mandela Gals leading a group with the Bus-Stop in Petralona. Enjoy 🙂

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Pan-African Festival

WATOTO AFRIKA would like to invite you to another one of our popular festivals, which will be held in Halandri, at Evripidio Theatre Rematias, in the middle of a forest!!! There will be lots and lots for you to enjoy, including delicious food from all over Africa, handicrafts, lots of colourful clothes and jewellery, body painting,  and much much more!!

And as usual, we will also have African music, drum and dance which will transport you to magical Africa with the African beat!!

So, let’s get together once more, on the 23rd July from 18:00 till late, and put joy into our hearts in these difficult times!!

The Pan-African festival opens at 18:00

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katerina karatzi dance lessons

African Dance workshop

On Friday, February 19, 17.00-18.30,
there will be African dance workshop
with live music,
in Theatre “Forward”.

Open invitation!
** Free entrance ***

Dance: Katerina Karatzi
Music (percussion, African harp): Dauda Conteh

For more information:
ka.karatzi@yahoo.gr or 6972264517

The following day do not miss “Ubuntu Drum and Dance Group” at “Nafale Tomo
the with music and dances from all over Africa!


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migrant refugee children

Education initiative for migrant & refugee children

Open call for participants

“After School-Social School Support for migrant and refugee children  ”.

  • Supplementary teaching for children
  • Creative and artistic activities (theatre, play, dance etc) for children
  • Greek lessons for parents

Families who want to participate in the project are requested to promptly contact us: via email (project@civisplus.gr) or tel. 211 01 21 441 (9h – 17h).

Contact Person:

Tsetika Ioanna

We invite you and your children to our free courses.

The NGO CIVIS PLUS is continuing the successful educational programs for children of migrant background and their parents.

The aim of the program is the smooth integration of migrant and refugee children into the Greek school environment and society. The course will begin on the 1st of February 2016 and will finish at the end of the school year. The program will take place in a nice and suitable space in Koletti str, Exarchia area.

CIVIS PLUS   40-42, Koletti str., 3rd floor, Athens  Tel. 211 01 21 441 / 442  Email project@civisplus.gr

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poster for the 16th International Christmas Bazzar

16th International Christmas Bazaar

Do not miss the 16th International Christmas Bazaar organized by the charitable association “Friends of Children“, and will be held the last weekend of November in HELEXPO PALACE. Entrance is free and the revenue raised will be donated to the association’s nursery school and for charity work.

The “UBUNTU DRUM and DANCE GROUP” will be there and we will be delighted to see you. Join us and the “Friends of Children” in our cause – support needy children and single parent families.

Saturday, the 28th and Sunday, November 29 10:00 to 20:00

HELEXPO PALACE (Kifissias Av. 39)

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mandela gals dancing group at a performance

Diary: 1st Pan-African Festival

On 13th July 2013, WATOTO AFRIKA organised their first African festival in Petralona, Athens at the Kolokotroni Square. There were some stands which displayed African arts and crafts ranging from (image) handmade beadwork to footwear and textiles. Some stands displayed some beautiful traditional and colourful ornaments and handicrafts. Also, the visitors had a chance to taste some of the most delicious African dishes, many of which were prepared on the spot.

(image) As for entertainment, there were several groups performing and the four corners of Africa: north, east, south and west, were well represented. A representative from the town council made the opening speech to welcome us all and congratulated the organisers on their initiative. The square was packed with hundreds of eager festival goers of all ages, some of whom had never had such an experience, especially in their local area.

Around midnight, once all the organised performances had finished, the audience were invited on stage to learn some African dance steps and soon afterwards, young and old were dancing to the rhythms of Africa. For many, it was a night to remember, and they were promised that more such events would follow.

The Botanic Gardens, Petroupoli

Among the audience in the festival in Petralona, there were some people from Petroupoli who asked WATOTO AFRIKA (image) to hold a similar event in the Botanic Gardens. The festival took place on 21st September 2013 and was again a great success. Since then WATOTO AFRIKA has organised and held several other festivals and events. However, WATOTO AFRIKA has also taken part in many other events and festivals organised by others, including the anti-racist festival and the African festival organised by the African embassies in Athens, both held annually.(image)

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