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Listed under Festivals in Cape Coast, Ghana.

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Panafest, or the ’Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival’ is a festival celebrating the traditions and cultures of Africa. Held biannually in Cape Coast, Ghana, it’s a showcase of the best of both modern and traditional arts. It celebrates African fashion, digital arts, music, theatre, visual arts and dance. It also features a series of politically based conferences about the African arts, Africa’s history and Africa’s relationship with the rest of the world.

Most Africans see Panafest as part-pilgrimage partly a chance to party and show off their skills. One of the best events is a candlelit Emancipation Vigil to honour African slaves (Cape coast was one of the main slave traders ports.).

Official Panafest Website.

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