The seventh annual Festival of Arts held at the National Cultural Centre Kumasi -- opened in Saturday -- has proved the most extensive yet held in Ghana.
GV Pan: Crowd seated.
CU Sir.Osei Agyeman Prempeh the Second.
MV Mr. Deku speaks.
MV & CU Mr. Deku speaks.
MV Pan from drummer to dancers.
MV Drummer Pan to dancer.
GV Ext. Pan crowd (2 days Later).
SV Children in cultural attire perform play. (4 shots).
MV Children dance (3 shots).
MV Woman distribute food.
MV People eating (2 shots).
CU Sign 'India' Pan to food.
CU Sign 'Lebanon' Zoom to food.
MV Czechoslovakia food displayed.
CU People eating food.
SV Indian serving food.
MV People eating.
SV & CV Scottish dancers.
CV Indian girl dancer.
SV & CV Indian costumes displayed. (4 shots).
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Background: The seventh annual Festival of Arts held at the National Cultural Centre Kumasi -- opened in Saturday -- has proved the most extensive yet held in Ghana. A large number of distinguished people attended the opening, including Sir Osei Agyeman Prempah the Second. The Festival was opened by Mr.A.K.Deku, Commissioner of Police and NLC member responsible for Sports, Art and Culture.
In his opening address, Mr Deku said that events such as the Kumasi Festival were imported if Ghana was to preserve its traditional cultures.
Two days after the opening, a special youth rally was staged at the Festival. Drumming and dancing were an important part of the festival, although a number of plays were also staged.
One welcome innovation was an international buffet which featured food from India, Lebanon and Czechoslovakia among other countries.
The day was rounded off by a night of music and dance in traditional costume, which included Scottish bagpipers.