Festi’Couleurs 2020-2021 by Kirikou Events Association in Toulouse

Festi'Couleurs

The Kirikou Events Association presents its flagship event, the Festi’Couleurs 2020-2021, which gathers many visitors every year.

For 13 years now, Festi’Couleurs has been an artistic and festive event around gender diversity. This free event was born out of the desire to value cultural diversity and rich social diversity in Occitanian / Pyrenean / Mediterranean regions.

Coping with this health and economic crisis that has affected all continents, AKE wishes to renew the social, cultural and living-together bond by organising the 14th edition of Festi’Couleurs 2020-2021. “2021 Africa season in Crossed Cultures” will take place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th May 2021 at the Exhibition Centre Hall 8.

This festival will showcase the art and cultures around the world. It is an opportunity to discover artists from all walks of life: musicians, singers, actors, authors, painters and dancers, and so on. This gathering makes it possible to enjoy a wide range of animations and to live a collective and festive day.

The programme will be rich and varied: concerts, dance, entertainment, games for youngsters and older ones, parades, humour, a charity raffle… The funds raised during this event will be donated to international solidarity actions. This event will also be an opportunity for AKE to renew its trust with its partners.

You will find below their press book explaining:

  • their events’ and festivals’ organised throughout the current year 2020 and the year 2021
  • all actions taken with the collected funds during these events and festivals.

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Diversity Festi’couleurs 2019: fashion, dance shows and dance battles

I attended on Saturday 30th March 2019 the festival Festi’ Couleurs at Exhibition Park in Toulouse, France.

There are two more events to come in May 2019!

Diversity Festi'couleurs 2019

1. About the festival and its organisers

Association Kirikou Evènements (A.K.E) organises every year Festi’ Couleurs, the diversity festival around spring in the Exhibitions Park from Toulouse.

Indeed, the events offer to the public a large range of people, cultural diversity in a friendly atmosphere and a sense of togetherness and sharing.

Furthermore, Festi’ Couleurs’ purpose is:

  • to highlight the rich cultural diversity of the region
  • to ensure the promotion of arts and unknown or underrepresented country cultures.

Besides, the festival allows collecting donations (school supplies, IT equipment, clothes, medicines…) for their various international solidarity actions.

2. Entertainment offered

Additionally, you can find at the festival:

  • Afrobeat dance battles
  • Artistic shows (dancing, singing, circus arts…)
  • Fashion shows
  • Entertainment (children shows)
  • Exhibition village (craftspeople, associations…)
  • African and Caribbean food.

A.K.E partnered with Canal+, Univers Voyages, Ramdam, Toulouse Library, Battle Afro, Occitanie Region.

3. Fashion Show

At first, I filmed one of the fashion shows, collection from Tout Mimi. She creates clothing and accessories’ lines for both men and women.

Diversity Festi'couleurs 2019

I hope you will enjoy this video:

4. Artistic dance performance

Then, I divided the Madagascan dance video performance into 3 parts. To view the second and third videos, click on the small arrow on the right-hand side of each video.

5. Afrobeat dance battles

Finally, I recorded the Afro Battles qualifications. The dance winners of each category are qualified for the French final in Paris with the best European dancers. You can find snippets of them below.

  • Women battle

To view the second video, click on the small arrow on the right-hand side of the video.

  • Men battle
  • Dancing duet