Afrique Profonde is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrate diverse peoples through the arts. Their mission is to encourage cross-cultural dialog, understanding and education through artistic exchange with individuals and groups within Africa and beyond.
Using educational tours as a stepping-stone, the organization strives to bring a global voice to marginalized peoples like Forest People - sometimes referred to as the 'Pygmies' - by leading tours with traveling performance artists. This will be coupled with existing artist residency programs for artists, students, scholars or other actors from around the World who have a rare opportunity to spend time in remote locations in Africa, learning from native artists.
The ultimate goal is to create avenues whereby marginalized Africans have the opportunity to communicate with the outside World, while at the same time creating an incentive to identity with their unique cultural aspects.
The organization was conceived by Marius Billy in 1998. Explore More