FESTAC

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FESTACFestival of African Culture
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class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBIf you mention FESTAC in Nigeria, there are two places that immediately ring home.
The truth, however, is that at a critical moment in the run up to the FESTAC 77 pan-African cultural festival, the British Museum withdrew the mask, arguing that it was too delicate to travel and, as mentioned above, a master of the guild that still makes bronzes and ivory art works for the Oba of Benin came to the rescue.
The system was applied during Operation Feed the Nation (OFN) of the 1970s with a good measure of success and Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1977; a revitalization of the procedure with funding will go a long way in achieving effective information spread.
This kind of festival was also inspired by the FESTAC 77 (Festival of Black & African Arts and Culture), held in Nigeria in 1977 and the Festival Mondial des Arts Negres, held in Senegal in 1968 (Apter 2005: 60-61).
Babatunde Lawal prefers to (1977) classify the exhibits during the Second Black African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC 77) into four categories using the themes of the works on display to discuss the artists' works.
For example, 'FESTAC '77'- a celebration of arts, music, dances and the like of African nations did not produce an identity agenda; despite the production of a colloquium.
* Lagos Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, 7 Yaba, Agege, Lagos Island, Festac 15.
Such was Les Amazones de Guinee's success and popularity that they were frequently chosen to represent Guinee to play at major international events such as the legendary Festac festival of black arts held in Lagos in 1977--alongside their compatriots Orchestra Bernbeya.
No event better symbolizes the gigantic national aspirations of the period (or better exemplifies the gigantic and ultimately ruinous expenditure of free-flowing oil money) than the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), hosted by Nigeria in early 1977.