AYO City Festival

The AYO City Festival, launched by the artist collective Freak de l’Afrique, aims to provide a platform for BPOC artists and their communities, making their cultural diversity tangible. Its interdisciplinary programme focusses on different styles of popular music and contemporary art from the African continent and its diaspora.

In 2021, with acts such as The SWAG, Kingsley Q, Caxxianne, La By’le and Steve Mekoudja, the two-day festival has put a spotlight on multifaceted and contemporary African and Afro-diasporic genres and to mark their significance in Berlin’s musical and cultural landscape.

In 2022, the AYO City Festival entered its second round and curated live acts, poetry sessions and DJs to the Haubentaucher for two days.