Dates: Thursday, 9 September – Sunday, 12 September 2010
Venue: Genex Impulse hall, New Belgrade, (Near the Hotel Intercontinental)
Times: Daily from 12:00 – 22:00
The capital of the Republic of Serbia is situated at the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube, at the place where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkan Peninsula. With a population of 1,630,000. Belgrade is located at the crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe. No other place anywhere in the world combines ever so smoothly the temperament and the passion of the Orient on one side and the elegant charm of Europe on the other. Always on the route of Eastern armies' forays into the West or vice-versa, destroyed and rebuilt for so many times, Belgrade lacks continuity in architectural styles that other European cities boast of; however, the visitor looking for heartfelt hospitality, excellent cuisine and entertainment will find all of this and be more than satisfied with what this city that never sleeps has to offer instead...
The ancient site where Belgrade has been built is considered to be one of the oldest human settlements in Europe. From ancient times people used to build their settlements here because of the excellent position and moderately continental climate. Today, Belgrade is an important economic, educational and cultural centre, not only of Serbia but of the wider region, with population of 2 million and daily migration of nearly half a million people.
Belgrade is also unique for the fact that, spreading over two large rivers, its total length of river banks stretches for 200 km. The large international river Sava here joins the largest and most significant European river the Danube that flows through Belgrade at the total length of 60 km.
Due to its rich potential, in March 2006, under the auspices of The Financial Times magazine, Belgrade has been pronounced the "City of the Future of South Europe".
Belgrade 2010 - Programme
The cultural event AFRICA VILLAGE constitutes of continuous five days long program that is representing South African cultural heritage in a unique way. Throughout this event, the visitors will be introduced to traditional dances and clothing, arts, culture, African wine, fashion, crafts and customs in an exciting manner. This project is simultaneously preserving cultural heritage, promoting cultural exchange and strengthening economic, educational and touristic bonds between Africa and Europe.
AFRICA VILLAGE is innovative opportunity to FEEL AFRICA.
Thursday, 9th of September, Genex Impuls Hall
Friday, 10th of September Genex Impuls Hall
Saturday, 11th of September Genex Impuls Hall
12th of September Genex Impuls Hall
Monday, 13th of September, Museum of African Art
Tuesday, 14th of September, Museum of African Art