Ghana’s Panafest Dedicated to Ideals of Pan-Africanism & African Development


Panafest is the annual “Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival” held each year in Ghana.  Panafest is a cultural event dedicated to enhancement of the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the development of the African continent. It is organized biennially for Africans and people of African descent as well as all persons committed to the well being of Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora. It is held every July/August.

Its goals are to establish the truth about the history of Africa and the experiences of the African people, using the vehicle of African arts and culture. Panafest, by its diverse character, projects a potential of being the most prestigious and indeed the most relevant cultural event on the African continent.

The essential thrust of Panafest is to enhance development. The festival provides a forum to promote unity between Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora, and affirms the common heritage of African peoples the world over by defining and promoting Africa’s contribution to world civilization.

Panafest attracts a diverse assembly of people – ranging from political leaders, eminent personalities and intellectuals – to business concerns, investors and tourists. Central to the celebration are major international performing and visual artists from across Africa and the Diaspora.

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