Afro-Caribbean Arts Awards in France


The 4th Afro-Caribbean Arts Awards [Trophées des Arts Afro-caribéens] event will take place on September 21, 2009 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France.

Previously known as the “Césaires de la musique” Afro-Caribbean Arts Awards have added two new categories this year— literature and cinema— in memory of the late Aimé Césaire and the legacy of the négritude movement. Franck Anretar, president of the Awards’ organizational committee, says that the Trophées des Arts Afro-caribéens’ main goal to celebrate the expression of cultural diversity through music, cinema, and literature. He adds, “France is the second maritime power in the world and we are proud to represent it in its wealth of diversity.”

As Afro-Europe International Blog reports, “although the name Afro-Caribéens refers to Afro-Caribbeans, artists from the overseas department Reunion and from the former French colonies in Africa are also nominated.” The categories include Artist of the Year, Best Group, Revelation of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Documentary, and Best Clip. The literature awards include, essay and fiction. For a list of the nominees, see

For more information, see the Trophées des Arts Afro-caribéens site at

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  1. My late elder brother, Jimoh Kelani won an award in Poetry category in the 90’s (not sure of the year again). As part of a memorial planned this year by the immediate family, we intend to display some of his works. We will appreciate you forward to us his poetry that won hin a 4th place position in poetry that year. We will appreciate your assistance in this regard.

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