Posts tagged with ‘Festivals’

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    Festival: Harare International Festival of the Arts

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    “The Harare International Festival of the Arts is probably the best-organized festival in the sub-continent and one of the most…

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    Morija Festival, Lesotho: Unity in Diversity

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    Different festivals and celebrations from different places across the globe have different origins. Some are old with their roots steeped…

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    Le Festival National de Gungu (FESNAG): A Right to Celebrate

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    It is true that most festivals are usually born as a celebration of people’s way of life, traditions, cultural values…

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    VODUN FESTIVAL, BENIN: Old Religion, New Festival

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    Festival celebrations by a people are often a representation of their traditional beliefs, religious heritage and cultural identity. That is…

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    Incwala, Swaziland: More Than Celebrating the First Fruits

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    Beyond the outward displays of conviviality that attends most cultural festivals, there is often a thick shroud of mysticism and…

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    Blantyre Arts Festival (BAF): Promoting Malawian Arts and Culture

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    Festivals are events engaged in by a people as an expressions of their arts, culture, tradition, and sometimes religious beliefs.…

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    Festival: Auto De Floripes (Sao Tome and Principe)

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    Discovered in 1475, the exotic São Toméan archipelago stands out as a beautiful and enchanting tropical paradise in the Atlantic…

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    Oguaa Fetu Afahye Festival, Cape Coast

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    Purifying the New Year There is more to Cape Coast than the haunting memories of African sons and daughters…

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    Swakopmunder Musikwoche: Bridging the Gap

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    Located on the edge of the torrid Namib Desert where Antarctic currents and strong winds cool down the Atlantic Ocean…

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    International Roots Festival (Gambia)

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    The end is better than the beginning of a thing, the popular saying goes. Which is why in spite of…

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    Festival: THAIPOOSAM CAVADEE, Mauritius

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    Mauritius is quite some kind of a multicultural melting pot, with a curious blend of Indian, Chinese, British, French, and…

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    Festival: MWAKA KOGWA, Zanzibar

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    The ushering in of a New Year in many parts of the…

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    Mombasa Carnival: A Multi-Cultural Street Party

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    If you know the history of Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city, then you will be able to understand and appreciate…

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    Likumbi Lya Mize, Zambia: Rites of Passage

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    They are an interesting tribe and part of a Bantu people believed to have made their way from Cameroon…

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    Genna: An Ethiopian Christmas in January!

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    No. It’s not a mere spillover from the yuletide festivities that characterizes December, or a figurative expression of some random…

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    Ikeji Festival of Arondizuogu (Imo State, Nigeria)

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    Nothing depicts a people’s way of life explicitly like the celebration of a cultural festival. Within the time frame of…

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    FESTIVAL – Saint Helena Carnival

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    Started as a charity aid to raise funds for a particular cause, Saint Helena Carnival is conducted every two years…

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    SAKIFO Music Festival: For a Musical Satisfaction

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    With four centuries of diverse history and migration from all corners of the earth, Réunion Island (Île de la Réunion)…

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    Festival: uMkhosi Womhlanga: Zulu Reed Dance

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    You must have heard about the Reed Dance, right? Known in Swaziland as Umhlanga and held usually in late August…

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    Angola Carnival

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    Much like the famous Brazilian and Caribbean carnivals and several other fanfare celebrations across the globe patterned and structured after…

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    Festival: LES FEUX DE BRAZZA (The Lights of Brazzaville)

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    You will be forgiven if you arrived in Brazzaville with an expectation to see the city’s skyline lit up with…

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    Ghardaïa National Carpet Festival, Algeria

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    Located about 600km south of Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, Ghardaïa is…

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    Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival: A Wine Revolution!

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    The Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival is perhaps the most successful trend-setting annual event hosted in Soweto, Johannesburg, and a…

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    Festival Carnaval de São Vincente

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    It is not hard to see the Brazilian influence in the Carnaval de São Vincente. The Portuguese discovered the islands…

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