The Middle Passage Festival

The Middle Passage was the journey on which millions of African men, women and children were taken by force in conditions of unimaginable horror across the Atlantic Ocean to be sold as slaves. It was a trade route and it was a genocide.

The Middle Passage Festival is a commemoration of those who died as well as a celebration of those who survived and the invisible treasure they carried with them, more valuable than sugar, silver or gold: their culture. The Middle Passage Festival celebrates the art, music and culture of the entire African diaspora, explores its roots and acknowledges its history.

 

THANK YOU! to everyone who came to the first edition of The Middle Passage Festival in Barcelona, September 2019! We had a fantastic time and were inspired infinitely by both the performers and the attendees!

Stay tuned for further music events and, of course, for the NEXT FESTIVAL in September 2020! It’s going to be even more mind-blowing!

   

Artists:

AKALA

ABDELLAH AHADDAF

AGNÈS AGBOTON

AKORE

ELENWARE: HOLY SHERAMICS

JOUK INTHESKY

INDEE STYLA QUARTET

DJ T-BIRD

LOU ANDREA SAVOIR

M.A.J TRIO: SANTANA, SOUZA, AANDERUD

MILENA CASADO FAUQUET

PRISCILLA BARBOSA TRIO

RICARDO MORENO JULIÁ

SORAC

YINKA ESI GRAVES CUADRO FLAMENCO

 

MEDIA REVIEWS & REPORTS:

El mundo

La Vanguardia

Betevé 

Betevé ‘Àrtic’ 

RTVE ‘Mediterráneo’

RTVE ‘Territori Clandestí’

RTVE ‘El Gran Quilombo’ 

El National 

contact: info@middlepassagefestival.com                                                                                                                     

We Be Spirits & The Middle Passage Festival supports the International Decade for People of African Descent.