Preparations accelerate for the second World Black and African Arts Festival, to be held in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1975.
SV Chief Enahoro and wife greeting guests (2 shots)
SV PAN Guests chatting at ceremony
SV Diop addressing guests
SV PAN ACROSS Guests at function
SCU Diop speaks
SV Flag hoisted (2 shots)
SV PAN FROM Enahoro giving toast to guests
CU Symbol of flag on paper
Initials BB/0225 VC/JB/BB/0232
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Background: Preparations accelerate for the second World Black and African Arts Festival, to be held in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1975. The Festival's official flag was unfurled on Thursday (8 November), by the Nigerian Information Commissioner, Chief Anthony Enahoro.
The Festival will be held from January the 4th to the 1st of February, 1975. About 20,000 artists from more than 70 countries are expected to show their work there. They'll include 100 artists from Britain -- some of whom will be white. The Festival will be divided into about 40 separate zones. Two additional zones were added recently -- one for North Africa, another grouping artists from Asia and Australia. The Festival is expected to cost about GBP 100,000,000 (approximately 250,000,000 U.S. dollars) to mount.
The flag is black and gold, and incorporates the Festival emblem -- a 16th century ivory mask from Benin. It's believed to be one of the finest examples of known African and Black-Art.
SYNOPSIS: Preparations accelerate for second World Black ???ican Arts Festival, ??? held???agos in 1975. ??? information Commissi???, chief Anthony Enahoro, unfurled the Festival's flag at a ceremony in Lagos on Thursday.
The Festival will be held from the 4th of January to the 1st of February, 1975. About twenty thousand artists from more than seventy countries are expected to show their work. The Festival's Secretary General is Monsieur Drop.
The Festival is expected to cost about one hundred million pounds to mount. Exhibitors will be divided into about forty zones. Two additional zones were added recently -- one from North Africa and the other from Asia and Australia. The flag is black and gold, and incorporates the Festival emblem -- a sixteenth century ivory mask from Benin.