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Africa Day Festival Took Place in Landshut

From July 8th-10th, the African themed festival in the Bavarian town of Landshut promoted cultural diversity & coexistence

July 07th, 2016
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This weekend, the Africa Day Festival is set to take place in the German town of Landshut with three days of African music, African dance and African fashion. The festival, which has run since 2002, has gained an excellent reputation over the years and attracts between 15,000 and 30,000 visitors annually. Visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to experience Africa’s life-style and culture.

While the focus of this festival is mainly centered on African culture, the festival also offers a platform for public and open dialogue in relation to serious issues that the continent faces.

Moreover, several initiatives are being supported by the Festival including “Kids Africa”, which supports a school project in Togo, Ghana Community and Dunkwa Diabetes Prevention in Ghana.

Representatives of a number of projects and initiatives will also be present at the festival, giving lectures and providing information about the problems facing African countries.

Each year the festival chooses a partner country from the African continent, with this year’s partner country being Morocco. Mayor Hans Rampf and former mayor Josef Deimer will participate as patrons.

The Africa Day Festival is a significant contribution to the peaceful coexistence of cultures and demonstrates the important efforts being made to build bridges between Europe and Africa. Admission to the festival is free and more information can be accessed on the official site: www.afrikatage-landshut.de

References

Cultural Diplomacy News
Myron Kanter-Bax, CD News