PARIS– The African Week at UNESCO festival has been inaugurated at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization here, with Algerian Culture Minister Azzeddine Mihoubi among the many personalities representing the continent who witnessed the launch of the festival on Tuesday.
The African Week was initiated as part of the celebration of World Africa Day on May 25, which celebrates the commemoration of the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner of the African Union (AU), on May 25, 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The event, through various activities and festivities, will showcase the rich heritage and cultural diversity of Africa and advocate the rapprochement among its peoples.
Algeria is the guest of honour at this year’s Africa Week, which will feature exhibitions, conferences, screenings of films and a taste of African gastronomy.
Visitors will also be able to attend a presentation of the Congo Basin by painters, including Alice Durand of Rwanda, Vanessa Grace Agnagna and the stylist Motse Akanati from Congo-Brazzaville whose creations will be presented in a fashion show.
The inauguration was marked by the Malian music of the singer Baba Sako and a troupe of the Algerian Zorna music.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK