More than 100 Nigerian artists have been rehearsing in Lagos before leaving for the first Pan-African Cultural Festival.
More than 100 Nigerian artists have been rehearsing in Lagos before leaving for the first Pan-African Cultural Festival. The Festival opens in Algiers on July 21.
It will provide a showcase for the foremost African dancers, actors, musicians, painters and sculptors.
There will be five main sections including theatre, traditional instrumental groups, modern orchestras, singing and folk dancing and ballet.
One of the more colourful Nigerian entries in the Theatre section will be the "Palm-Wine Drunkard" by the Ogunmola Travelling Theatre. But there will be many other exciting entries including the KANO State contortionists, singers and dancers.
As part of the 11-day Festival, a symposium will be held to discuss African struggles for national liberation and the consolidation of African Unity. Representatives of six national liberation movements will meet artists and intellectuals from more than 30 independent nations.