We Face Forward is a season of contemporary art and music from West Africa, which took place at various city centre venues in Manchester between June and September 2012. It included a travelling art bus and featured painting, photography, textiles, sculpture, video, music and sound work from 32 artists from nine West African countries.

Band on the Wall TV presents footage from the festival, including Manchester Art Galleries Director, Dr Maria Balshaw and a selection of the artists talking about the We Face Forward exhibitions.

Filmed by Band on the Wall TV

The film is accompanied by music from Senegalese kora maestro Diabel Cissokho, who performed on the launch night of the festival and later as part of the concert programme.

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