Friday, 20 January 2017

40 years after: Over 45 nations to celebrate Festac77

No less than 45 African countries have indicated their interest to participate in the forthcoming celebration of Festac77 @ 40 that would start on April 1 across the country. Dr. Ferdinand Anikwe, the Director-General, Centre for Black Arts and Africa Civilization, CBAAC, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. 

Anikwe said that Japan, Canada, the United States of America, China and other developed countries outside Africa have also shown interests in participating. NAN reports that Festac 77, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, was held in Lagos from January 15, 1977 to February 12, 1977 and 59 countries participated. The month-long event celebrated African culture and showcased to the world African music, fine art, literature, drama, dance and religion. 

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