HIFA 2009, marks the festival's 10th anniversary, will be conducted under the theme "enlighTENment". Enlightenment is the striving for and achievement of greater knowledge and understanding, the process through which we 'see the light'. The evolution of HIFA over the last 10 years has been a shared journey.
Habib Koité closed HIFA 2009. This was our first time attending the closing night. This year the highlight was Willom Tight and the Tight Family. That was our first time to see him live and he gave a good performance. There was also a fire breathing magician who entertained the day time crowd. The B-Boy battle continued and it features new acts each year so the dance genre must be growing in popularity. As usual we went Around and About HIFA taking random shots.
View the image galleries from HIFA 2009 below.