France: UNESCO's Africa Week to showcase Africa through cultural, artistic heritage

Paris, France (PANA) - On the occasion of Africa Day, celebrated every year on 25 May, the African Member States group at UNESCO is organizing an African Week, which will run from 22 to 24 May, 2017.

According to the UNESCO media outlet, the Week, dedicated to the reflection and intellectual exchange, will highlight the diversity of Africa's cultural and artistic heritage through, among other things, an exhibition and sale of works of art, contemporary and contemporary paintings Publications, film screenings and a gala evening.

It said that the annual event also confirms UNESCO's commitment to strengthening cooperation with Africa as a global priority for UNESCO.

The event, featuring concerts, film screenings, exhibitions and round table debates, is organized by the group of African Member States of UNESCO under the chair of Mozambique.

The three-day celebration of African culture will include fashion shows by young designers, Diana Magesa from Tanzania and Tatenda Sipula from South Africa, on 22 May. Fine leather craft will be on display in a workshop organized by the Maison Andridz of Madagascar on 23 May, and this will be followed by a recital of traditional African stories by Fouma Traoré of Burkina Faso.

A children’s programme, featuring drums, dance and masks, is scheduled for 24 May, where Patricia Essong of Cameroon will give a concert.

Roundtable debates on the role and prospects of Africa’s youth will be held on 23 and 24 May with the participation of academics, entrepreneurs and representatives of both government and the civil society.

Swirl in Bamako, a feature film directed by Dominique Philippe, will be screened on 23 May and From 22 to 24 May the young Congolese chef Dieuveil Malonga will take command of UNESCO’s restaurant which will serve his creative interpretation of African gastronomy.
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21 may 2017 14:36:19

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