SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT

International festival about decolonisation and identity

An international festival about the global questions of colonisation and decolonisation, identity and geopolitical economics
 

Tue 20.02 till Sat 02.03

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT is a collaboration between Vooruit, CAMPO, NTGent, Gouvernement, Black Speaks Back i.s.m. the Africa Platform of the Ghent University and Africalia. The festival is a programme of multi-disciplinary projects featuring music, talks, parties, dance, theatre and performance creations developed in Ghent and a fine selection of international arts projects making their local and international débuts. 


The festival aims to explore global questions of colonisation and decolonisation, identity and geopolitical economics from different perspectives and various regions of the world, focusing on the interrelativity of Europe and the so-called Global South. The festival focuses on the complexities generated by the collaboration between Belgian institutions and artists/partners from the Global South, with a particular attention to the African continent.

Organised by Vooruit, CAMPO, NTGent, Gouvernement and Black Speaks Back i.s.m. the Africa Platform of the Ghent University and Africalia 

What does decolonisation mean? Check our glossary about the SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT-lexion!

Events

  • 22 feb
    -
    23 feb

    Faustin Linyekula / NTGent

    Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
    Because Congolese artists were denied visa, this production is postponed
    Minard
    22 feb
    -
    23 feb
    geannuleerd
  • 22 feb
    -
    23 feb

    Same Same Night Version I

    ARIAH LESTER + TVDB, DJ SAHRA & more
    Party with interventions and dj-sets by SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT artists
    Café
    22 feb
    -
    23 feb
    free
  • 22 feb
    21:00 - 21:30

    Emi Kodama

    It seemed far, but it was close
    Discover your own imaginary world
    Gouvernement
    22 feb
    21:00 - 21:30
    Tickets
  • 22 feb
    20:00 - 21:00

    Ligia Lewis

    Minor Matter
    Three performers pushing themselves to exhaustion and the boundaries of the stage.
    CAMPO Nieuwpoort
    22 feb
    20:00 - 21:00
    Tickets
  • 22 feb
    20:00 - 21:00

    Pitcho Womba Konga

    Kuzikiliza
    Three very different men want to give a speech together
    NTGent Schouwburg
    22 feb
    20:00 - 21:00
    Tickets
  • 22 feb
    20:00 - 20:30

    Emi Kodama

    It seemed far, but it was close
    Discover your own imaginary world
    Gouvernement
    22 feb
    20:00 - 20:30
    Tickets
  • 22 feb
    19:00 - 19:30

    Emi Kodama

    It seemed far, but it was close
    Discover your own imaginary world
    Gouvernement
    22 feb
    19:00 - 19:30
    Tickets
  • 22 feb
    18:30 - 20:30

    BLACK SPEAKS BACK

    Dekolonisatie is een containerbak
    What does decolonising actually mean?
    Minard
    22 feb
    18:30 - 20:30
    free
  • 22 feb
    -
    23 feb

    Nástio Mosquito

    EMBRACE - The Vooruit Sessions
    A 'radio booth' open for visitors to have a chat, a coffee, a shot of whiskey, a recorded declaration or confession
    Torenloge
    22 feb
    -
    23 feb
    free
  • 23 feb
    14:00 - 20:00

    Nástio Mosquito

    EMBRACE - The Vooruit Sessions
    A 'radio booth' open for visitors to have a chat, a coffee, a shot of whiskey, a recorded declaration or confession
    Torenloge
    23 feb
    14:00 - 20:00
    free
  • 23 feb
    15:00 - 17:00

    DALILLA HERMANS & BLACK SPEAKS BACK

    Brown Girl Magic
    Dalilla Hermans reads from her book ‘Brown Girl Magic’
    Minnemeers
    23 feb
    15:00 - 17:00
    free
  • 23 feb
    20:00 - 22:00

    Faustin Linyekula / NTGent

    Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
    Because Congolese artists were denied visa, this production is postponed
    Minard
    23 feb
    20:00 - 22:00
    geannuleerd
  • 23 feb
    20:00 - 21:00

    Nadia Beugré

    'Legacy'
    An enthralling ode to some exceptional women
    THEATERZAAL
    23 feb
    20:00 - 21:00
    Tickets
  • 23 feb
    22:00 - 23:00

    Pitcho Womba Konga

    Kuzikiliza
    Three very different men want to give a speech together
    NTGent Schouwburg
    23 feb
    22:00 - 23:00
    Tickets
  • 24 feb
    11:00 - 14:00

    The Wild Brunch

    Wild Brunch
    “come together to enjoy the flavours and aromas of Ethiopia”
    Café
    24 feb
    11:00 - 14:00
    Tickets
  • 24 feb
    12:00

    Nástio Mosquito

    EMBRACE - The Vooruit Sessions
    A 'radio booth' open for visitors to have a chat, a coffee, a shot of whiskey, a recorded declaration or confession
    Torenloge
    24 feb
    12:00
    free
  • 24 feb
    15:00 - 16:00

    Nadia Beugré

    'Legacy'
    An enthralling ode to some exceptional women
    THEATERZAAL
    24 feb
    15:00 - 16:00
    Tickets
  • 25 feb
    20:00 - 22:00

    BLACK SPEAKS BACK

    What do/can/may I create?
    What can or cannot be done on stage?
    THEATERZAAL
    25 feb
    20:00 - 22:00
    free
  • 26 feb
    10:00 - 12:00

    Les van de Eeuw: We moeten allemaal feminist zijn

    “We should all be feminists”
    THEATERZAAL
    26 feb
    10:00 - 12:00
    uitverkocht
  • 26 feb
    13:30 - 15:30

    Les van de Eeuw: We moeten allemaal feminist zijn

    “We should all be feminists”
    THEATERZAAL
    26 feb
    13:30 - 15:30
    inschrijven
  • 26 feb
    19:00 - 21:00

    Zwijgen is geen optie live #4

    De gesprekken die deze tijd nodig heeft
    Discussing the big issues of our time
    Foyer Theaterzaal
    26 feb
    19:00 - 21:00
    Tickets
  • 26 feb
    20:00 - 22:00

    Faustin Linyekula / NTGent

    Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
    Because Congolese artists were denied visa, this production is postponed
    Minard
    26 feb
    20:00 - 22:00
    geannuleerd
  • 26 feb
    20:00 - 21:50

    Milo Rau / IIPM

    Hate Radio
    How words can lead to genocide
    NTGent Minnemeers
    26 feb
    20:00 - 21:50
    Tickets
  • 27 feb
    18:00 - 21:00

    Nástio Mosquito

    SER HUMANO
    An intense video installation about undisclosed borders
    Gouvernement
    27 feb
    18:00 - 21:00
    free
  • 27 feb
    18:30 - 20:20

    Milo Rau / IIPM

    Hate Radio
    How words can lead to genocide
    NTGent Minnemeers
    27 feb
    18:30 - 20:20
    Tickets
  • 27 feb
    20:00 - 22:00

    Faustin Linyekula / NTGent

    Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
    Because Congolese artists were denied visa, this production is postponed
    Minard
    27 feb
    20:00 - 22:00
    geannuleerd
  • 27 feb
    20:30 - 21:30

    Jaha Koo

    Cuckoo
    On the finite wisdom of a Korean rice cooker
    CAMPO Nieuwpoort
    27 feb
    20:30 - 21:30
    Tickets
  • 28 feb
    11:00 - 20:00

    Nástio Mosquito

    SER HUMANO
    An intense video installation about undisclosed borders
    Gouvernement
    28 feb
    11:00 - 20:00
    free
  • 28 feb
    19:00 - 20:30

    Michael Disanka

    Sept Mouvements Congo
    A report of 2016 and 2017 in words, images and music with hope as an essential foundation
    NTGent Arca
    28 feb
    19:00 - 20:30
    Tickets
  • 28 feb
    19:30 - 21:30

    BLACK SPEAKS BACK

    CULTURELE TOE-EIGENING VAN ONZE PIJN
    Time to talk!
    Foyer Theaterzaal
    28 feb
    19:30 - 21:30
    free
  • 28 feb
    20:00 - 21:30

    Roland Gunst

    Flandria
    An Afropean kingdom in Flanders
    LOD Studio
    28 feb
    20:00 - 21:30
    Tickets
  • 28 feb
    20:00 - 23:30

    Same Same Night II

    Cold War (Nkisi & John T. Gast) / Angel-Ho (cancelled) / Zuli / Laryssa Kim
    New abstract club music curated by Vooruit music resident NKISI
    BALZAAL
    28 feb
    20:00 - 23:30
    free
  • 28 feb
    21:00 - 22:50

    Milo Rau / IIPM

    Hate Radio
    How words can lead to genocide
    NTGent Minnemeers
    28 feb
    21:00 - 22:50
    Tickets
  • 28 feb
    21:00 - 22:00

    Jaha Koo

    Cuckoo
    On the finite wisdom of a Korean rice cooker
    CAMPO Nieuwpoort
    28 feb
    21:00 - 22:00
    Tickets
  • 1 mar
    11:00 - 20:00

    Nástio Mosquito

    SER HUMANO
    An intense video installation about undisclosed borders
    Gouvernement
    1 mar
    11:00 - 20:00
    free
  • 1 mar
    19:00 - 22:00

    Maria Lucia Cruz Correia

    Voice of Nature - The Trial
    A Restorative Court Unit
    Oud Gerechtsgebouw Gent
    1 mar
    19:00 - 22:00
    Tickets
  • 1 mar
    19:00 - 20:30

    Roland Gunst

    Flandria
    An Afropean kingdom in Flanders
    LOD Studio
    1 mar
    19:00 - 20:30
    Tickets
  • 1 mar
    20:00 - 23:00

    Lara Verheijden / Amanda Vanhesteren - Ariah Lester

    Jamaica, a year ago / Clive: my holiday lover in Jamaica - White (Ariane)
    double bill of film & performance
    CAMPO Victoria
    1 mar
    20:00 - 23:00
    Tickets
  • 1 mar
    -
    2 mar

    Same Same Night III

    Dur Dur Band / Otim Alpha + Free SSBD-Closing Party with Kampire (Nyege Nyege) & Bafana
    First Belgian show from Somali funk & disco pioneers
    BALZAAL
    1 mar
    -
    2 mar
    Tickets
  • 1 mar
    22:00 - 23:30

    Michael Disanka

    Sept Mouvements Congo
    A report of 2016 and 2017 in words, images and music with hope as an essential foundation
    NTGent Arca
    1 mar
    22:00 - 23:30
    Tickets
  • 2 mar
    11:00 - 20:00

    Nástio Mosquito

    SER HUMANO
    An intense video installation about undisclosed borders
    Gouvernement
    2 mar
    11:00 - 20:00
    free
  • 2 mar
    19:00 - 22:00

    Maria Lucia Cruz Correia

    Voice of Nature - The Trial
    A Restorative Court Unit
    Oud Gerechtsgebouw Gent
    2 mar
    19:00 - 22:00
    Tickets
  • 2 mar
    19:00 - 22:00

    BLACK SPEAKS BACK & WAKA WAKA GENERATION

    MOTHERLAND STORIES
    Explore the link between the mother country and the country of residence
    Foyer Theaterzaal
    2 mar
    19:00 - 22:00
    free
  • 2 mar
    20:00 - 21:40

    Milo Rau

    The Congo Tribunal
    Will one of the bloodiest economic wars of human history decide the future order of the global community?
    THEATERZAAL
    2 mar
    20:00 - 21:40
    Tickets
  • 2 mar
    20:00 - 21:30

    Roland Gunst

    Flandria
    An Afropean kingdom in Flanders
    LOD Studio
    2 mar
    20:00 - 21:30
    Tickets
  • 2 mar
    23:00

    African Ball 2019

    BALZAAL
    2 mar
    23:00
    Tickets
  • 21 feb
    21:00 - 21:30

    Emi Kodama

    It seemed far, but it was close
    Discover your own imaginary world
    Gouvernement
    21 feb
    21:00 - 21:30
    Past event
  • 21 feb
    21:05 - 21:35

    Aftertalk met Farbod

    Coloured Swan
    Farbod in gesprek met Moya Michael
    THEATERZAAL
    21 feb
    21:05 - 21:35
    Past event
  • 21 feb
    21:30 - 22:30

    Ligia Lewis

    Minor Matter
    Three performers pushing themselves to exhaustion and the boundaries of the stage.
    CAMPO Nieuwpoort
    21 feb
    21:30 - 22:30
    Past event
  • 21 feb
    20:00 - 20:55

    Moya Michael

    Coloured Swan 1: Khoiswan
    An intimate dance solo
    THEATERZAAL
    21 feb
    20:00 - 20:55
    Past event
  • 21 feb
    20:00 - 22:00

    Faustin Linyekula / NTGent

    Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
    Because Congolese artists were denied visa, this production is postponed
    Minard
    21 feb
    20:00 - 22:00
    Past event
  • 21 feb
    20:00 - 20:30

    Emi Kodama

    It seemed far, but it was close
    Discover your own imaginary world
    Gouvernement
    21 feb
    20:00 - 20:30
    Past event
  • 21 feb
    19:00 - 19:30

    Emi Kodama

    It seemed far, but it was close
    Discover your own imaginary world
    Gouvernement
    21 feb
    19:00 - 19:30
    Past event
  • 21 feb
    18:00 - 19:00

    Debat: Globale kunst in nationalistische tijden

    Milo Rau / Faustin Linyekula / Sven Gats / Bambi Ceuppens
    Naar aanleiding van de geweigerde reisvisa voor twee Congolese kunstenaars tijdens SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT
    Minard
    21 feb
    18:00 - 19:00
    Past event
  • 21 feb
    14:00 - 18:00

    Nástio Mosquito

    EMBRACE - The Vooruit Sessions
    A 'radio booth' open for visitors to have a chat, a coffee, a shot of whiskey, a recorded declaration or confession
    Torenloge
    21 feb
    14:00 - 18:00
    Past event
  • 21 feb
    08:30 - 10:00

    Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

    with Laura Nsengiyumva
    Coffee. Food. Film. Text. Talk. Guests.
    Foyer Theaterzaal
    21 feb
    08:30 - 10:00
    Past event
  • 20 feb
    22:00 - 23:00

    Nora Chipaumire

    #PUNK
    Energetic performance against African stereotypes
    Café
    20 feb
    22:00 - 23:00
    Past event
  • 20 feb
    20:00 - 22:00

    Opening SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT with film 'Faire-Part' / Deogracias Kihalu / Nora Chipaumire

    met welkom speech, film, aftertalk & performance
    THEATERZAAL
    20 feb
    20:00 - 22:00
    Past event
  • 20 feb
    17:00 - 20:00

    Nástio Mosquito

    EMBRACE - The Vooruit Sessions
    A 'radio booth' open for visitors to have a chat, a coffee, a shot of whiskey, a recorded declaration or confession
    Torenloge
    20 feb
    17:00 - 20:00
    Past event