45 countries to participate in Festac77 anniversary

  • January 21, 2017

As many as 45 countries are set to participate in the forthcoming celebration of the 40th anniversary of Festac77 to be held on April 1, 2017.

The Festac 77, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, was held in Lagos from January 15, 1977 to February 12, 1977 with 59 countries in attendance.

Dr Ferdinand Anikwe, the Director-General, Centre for Black Arts and Africa Civilization (CBAAC) said that Japan, Canada, the United States of America, China and other developed countries outside Africa had also shown interests in participating.

The month long event is a platform to showcase African culture, music, art and religion to the world.

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