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World Festival of Black Arts and Culture

The World Festival of Black Arts and Culture, also known as the Festival of African Arts and Culture (FESTAC), is one of the most profound experiences in the history of the African world community. Generally, in both historic and contemporary contexts, FESTAC can be defined as a Pan-African event for transnational solidarity, with the purpose of celebrating the artistic contributions of Africans and the African diasporic communities.

How FESTAC Originated

FESTAC was inspired by the desire to instill cultural pride among African peoples on the continent and in the diaspora, to showcase their creative production, and to foster their social and cultural resurgence. FESTAC was founded on the basis of the experiences of and struggles against slavery, colonialism, and racism. The pioneers of ...

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