TAOMBAOVAO Festival: celebrate the Malagasy New Year at the REcyclerie with free entertainment

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Published on February 24th, 2024 at 12:57 p.m.
From March 8 to 10, 2024, the REcyclerie will be hosting the TAOMBAOVAO festival, celebrating the Malagasy New Year with workshops, concerts and free discoveries.

In Madagascar, the New Year ceremony takes place in March in a popular festival featuring festive meals, rituals and artistic performances. In 1897, the French colonial authority abolished this festival, leading the Malagasy to celebrate it in secret, but in recent years the country has fully recovered its customs. This weekend, from March 8 to 10, 2024, the REcyclerie is hosting a festival focusing on Malagasy commitment, a great opportunity to celebrate their New Year, with free entertainment!

The TAOMBAOVAO Festival, organized by Malagasy Women Empowerment (MWE) and Ala Tetikasa, is set to immerse you in the richness of Madagascan culture, and introduce you to their civic and ecological commitment, particularly to women's autonomy and sustainable development. The program includes a host of free events, as well as a festive evening featuring Madagascan artists and DJs.

To find out more about this country and its inhabitants, particularly hard hit by climate change, you can take part in workshops, discover traditional board games, shop in a vintage shop, get a tattoo and enjoy a street food stall with authentic flavours.

Festival program

Friday, March 8th

  • Showcase AMPELA NIGHT #2 - 8pm to 2am

Saturday, March 9th

  • TAOMBAOVAO MARKET: Dress sale, stalls, Malagasy designers and associations for Madagascar - 11am to 7pm
  • Malagasy board games - 11am to 7pm
  • ALA Escape Game - 3pm to 6pm
  • Water fresco - 11am to 2pm
  • Tattoos Flash day - 11am to 7pm
Sunday, March 10
  • Climate fresco - 11am to 2pm
  • MWE Café - 3pm to 6pm
  • TAOMBAOVAO Market - 11am to 7pm
Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From March 8th, 2024 to March 10th, 2024



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