A* Piece of Street Festival

Petersplatz & Matthäusplatz, Basel

Thursday 29 June, Friday 30 June, and Saturday 1 July 2017
Petersplatz 12:30-14:00 | Matthäusplatz 17:30-19:00

The A* Piece of Street Festival, as the name suggests, is a public space happening that invites the public to experience the multiple reflections on African urbanity offered by the participating artists. A* stands for Art, Africa and Analysis. The festival highlights the roles artists play in understanding and translating urban dynamics in Africa, but also in a global context by curtailing the gap between “here” and “there”. The invited performers come from both African and European cities. Their works span from poetry to music, enactment to installation. They tackle diverse – and often difficult – topics: commodity trade and colonial entanglements, racism in multi-cultural societies, and the culture of language and decolonial healing.


Thursday, 29 June 2017 

12:30 knowbotiqSwiss Psychotropic Gold – Petersplatz

12:30 Tabia RezaireMerKaBa for the Hoeteps  – Petersplatz

17:30 Tabia RezaireMerKaBa for the Hoeteps – Matthäusplatz


Friday, 30 June 2017 

12:30 Henri-Michel YéréDe rives et de rythmesFiston Mwanza Mujila Acte de Dire III –  Petersplatz

12:30 knowbotiq – Swiss Psychotropic Gold – Petersplatz

17:30 The Brother Moves On ft. Makongela from the Brother Moves On, Itai Hakim and Kajama – A Random Audience Matthäusplatz


Saturday, 1 July 2017 

12:30 Mouna KarrayNobody Will Talk About Us – Petersplatz

17:30 Ntando CeleLost Cargo  Matthäusplatz



Kadiatou Diallo
Assistant: Melanie Boehi & Sarah Thiele


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