Welcome to FESTAC Africa 2023 at the Tanzanian city Arusha. We had the distinction of having Mama C inaugurate the festival Sunday night and Prof. PLO Lumumba formally inaugurated the 4th Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture for us Monday morning. A number of Conferences, tourism, trade, networking, and entertainment are all part of the festival, which lasts a week.

“The history of Festac is known, but on an occasion such as this, it is important to remind ourselves what motivated those who were in the early days, in the forefront of celebrating African Art and Culture.

it is important to recognise individuals who derived their motivations from greats such as Marcus Garvey and W.E.B du Bois, who said that we as Africans must now celebrate our culture and our art to give meaning to ourselves”, Said Prof. P.L.O Lumumba as he gave the speech.

The famed Les Wanyika, the Misango cultural group, and a dance from the Warangi tribe formally began the event for us and Lord Eyez announced live on FESTAC AFRICA stage that he will be performing on Saturday night which is the closing of the festival.

“Culture is the very foundation of our being, giving meaning to the KiSwahili saying, ‘Muocha mila ni mtumwa.’ So Festac is designed to remind us that we are and that Africa is the craddle of humanity.”- Prof. P.L.O Lumumba

For more media information contact Nilza Munguambe (+277 896 23847) email: nilza@festac.org