Couleur Café

27 - 29 June 2014

Solidarity Village

At Couleur Café we’ve always tried to raise some public awareness for the greater humanist and solidarity values in life. That’s why every year we build our own Solidarity Village and each year we pick a different theme, aiming to illustrate these values with the concerns the youth of today might have.

The Village is a place where we want you to discover and really take part in all these fine initiatives in a festive Couleur Café style.


Oxfam is a world-wide development organization that mobilizes the power of people against poverty.


Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.


"See what we see" - Aids isn't over yet
Médecins Sans Frontières is an international medical humanitarian organisation. We provide emergency care to people that need it regardless of who they are, where they are, their origin, religion or political beliefs. We are neutral and do not take sides in a conflict.

We work in more than 70 countries round the world, following natural disasters, where there is conflict, and if people cannot get the healthcare they need.

In 1999 Médecins Sans Frontières received the Nobel Peace Price.


This year Molenbeek is celebrated as the Cultural Metropolis by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. This celebration is primarily the recognition of a dynamic citizenship, where youngsters and adults from different backgrounds share their expertise and experience in the field. This way they try to set up trailblazing projects in cultural and social cohesion. In this context, our festival is an ideal venue to highlight the intercultural exchange.

In honor of this special occasion, the 5 community centers and the Maison de la Femme of the L.E.S. association present the projects that brighten up everyday life in Molenbeek. A large Berber tent will house several workshops (Arabic calligraphy, temporary tattoos, ethnic jewelry making…). In their tea room you can get some delicious mint tea and fresh pastry.

But there’s more:

  1. Molem Bloco 1080 : Every day a local fanfare of youngsters, united by their sense of festivity,
    tolerance and solidarity, will treat our festival to some irresistible Sambagnawa rhythms….
  2. MinArt : A dozen of street performers will turn a 6m high tower into an interactive fresco,
    using techniques like graffiti, calligraphy and stencils.
  3. Molem Capitale : a young hip hop collective led by Brussels rapper Pitcho. They’ll present their freshly recorded song every day on our Move stage.
  4. MolenFood : in our Palais du Bien Manger the Molenbeek people will also have their own
    stand, where they’ll sell mouthwatering dishes prepared by the Maison de la Femme.

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave  abuses of human rights.

We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion, and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.

At the heart of Amnesty International is this idea: that we are at our most powerful when we stand together for human rights. Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.


Music Fund works in partnership with music schools in developing countries and conflict areas.

Music Fund collects musical instruments, has them restored and then distributes them to its partners. MF also organizes high-quality workshops, internships  and training programs to learn how to tune, repair and maintain music instruments, organized in the partner music schools in the South and in Europe. MF also opened and equiped repair workshops in some of its partner schools. 

And of course we couldn’t do without these two attractions:

  1. The Raggaravane (, providing the village with the finest in dub, raga en reggae, during the whole weekend
  2. The walls of free speech, where you can write down your own message of peace and solidarity.