Dakar hosts third round of World Festival of Black Arts and CulturesBy AFRICAREVIEW CORRESPODENT | Monday, November 1 2010 at 10:22
In Dakar Senegal this December (Dec 10 to 31) Africa celebrates its history, heritage and cultural diversity in a festival hosted by Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade.
The World Festival of Black Arts, also known as FESMAN, is a month-long culture and arts festival that takes place in Africa. The festival features poetry, sculpture, painting, music, cinema, theatre, fashion, architecture, design and dance from artists and performers from around the continent and the African Diaspora.
This will be the third edition of this festival after a long break. The first was held in 1966 in Dakar by President Senghor with Duke Ellington, Cesaire, all the majors Blacks artists of Africa and Diaspora, the second in 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Dates: December 10-31
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