In Birmingham this sees performances hosted by The Drum Arts Centre and mac but there are also productions and activities being staged across the country.
Aiming to look at all aspects of historical and modern South Africa, Afrovibes blends African and British performers.
At the mac, Friday October 24 saw a double bill of dance – Broken Borders Arts Project's Dark Cell and ACE Dance and Music's Mana.
With just Themba on stage, it is an intense and powerful piece which brings alive that prison experience. One moment Themba is pulling at his chains, the next he is hiding his head under a bucket – almost afraid of what there is to see.
At its end, one dancer grasps for red sand which symbolises Shaman initiation and takes us back to the very essence of humanity.
For more information on Afrovibes click on www.afrovibesuk.com