THEME: Exploring The Amazing Continent Through the Genuicity of African folklore.
With deep sense of historical antecedent, we call for participation for a six-day African folklore conference scheduled to be held in Kigali the capital city of Rwanda for the re-building and re-positioning Africa’s cross and Econo culture that will lead the continent to scientific and technological advancement.
The African Folklore conference promoted by African Peace Foundation to celebrate the culture and heritage of the African Continent from food, arts, Education, Music, dancing, poetry, tale and scholarly writings Is organized to bring to bearing the potentials, the hidden talents, the history cultures and traditions including the various languages.
However, this conference will completely showcase African Heritage to the entire global community as a platform to advocate for collective development and become economic sub-stainability and this we are sure will enable us achieve peaceful co-existence for her people.
The aim of this global conference is bringing together people of African descents even from diaspora including friends and well-wishers of Africa in one forum to brainstorm on solution for more development and celebrates our unique and amazing identities. We are sure This conference will be a moment to experience a nostalgic journey of African progress as a continent throughout history.
However, as the first ever collective cultural heritage celebration by civil societies organizations to bring people of divers’ cultural identity together including elder’s, youths, women, men of intellectual capacity to participate in showcasing Africa’s self-reliance, dependability and the reach cultural heritage to the outside world.
The targeted audience of this conference are youths, elder’s, Artists, Artistes, Scholars of intellectual capacity including the international audience.
TARGETED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
20,000 participating cultural icons, scholars, civil societies, Researchers, Diplomatic institution, Government agents e.t.c from all over the globe Are expected to participate at one point or the other while the entire world will be beaming it live to catch a glimpse.
CONFERENCE TIME TABLE
The Conference will be a six Days conference scheduled as Follows:
Afternoon Section: Unveiling and Touring African Arts Exhibition
Afternoon Section: Committee Establishment.
Afternoon Section: Repertoire report.
Award Ceremony and Cocktail
Day6: Tourism site visitation.
There shall be technocratic guest speakers from across the world to throw the pointer at the conference reality to the world of today and drive home the point of which the conference is needed at this point in time to kick start the conference.
GUEST OF HONOR’S
For the Opening ceremony, President Dr. Paul Kigame Will be the Chief guest of honor and chief host while the AU Chairman will be the chairperson. Southern Africa Development Community(SADC)Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA)Economic Community of West African States( ECOWAS)
Arab Mahgreb union (AMU)
Intergovernmental Authority for Development(IGAD) and African Development Bank Group.
President of other African countries notable for their rich cultural heritage and commitment to African development Diplomatic institutions etc.
During the award ceremony the under-listed African personalities who are worthy sons and daughters of Africa will be honored with the international prestigious awards for their roles in the upliftment of African Heritage over the years among them are:
1.Davido 2. Tiwa Salvage 3. Burna Boy 4. Angelique Kidjo 5.DJ Cuppy 6. Akinwumi Adeshina 7. Ngozi okonjo iweala 8.King Sunny Ade 9. Ebenezer Obi etc.
In other not to forget the names, live time, and work of our past heroes while we are showcasing our heritage to the world, we must posthumously reward those who left their indelible mark on the sound of time. Among them are the followings:
1.Ali Farka Tour(d.)2.Oliver Mtukudzi 3. Fela Kuti-Nigeria 4.Mariam Makiba-South Africa 5. Loyiso Gijana(A) 6.Iti Mensa-Ghana 7. Manou Dibango-Cameroon etc.
TARGETED PERFORMING ARTIST
To create the sensational atmosphere that will be memorable for this conference we must allow a musical jam that will further bring unity to Africa and cement the relationship between our artist and artists who over the years have been performing in the arena of showmanship and make not only Africa but the entire globe happy. Though Africa has uncountable musicians who can compete favourably with anybody anywhere in the world but for the purpose of this conference and to maintained dignity and decency the under listed who are notable in the African music industry are invited to represent the magnitude of numbers of musicians of Africa.
1.Diamond platinumz-Tanzania 2. Davido -Nigeria 3.Tiwa Salvage-Nigeria
4.DJ Maphorisa -South Africa 5.KabzaDe Small-South Africa 6.Charlotte Dipanda-cameroon
- Ololade Asake-Nigeria 8.Juno kizigenza-Rwanda 9. Harmonize-Tanzania
10.Loyiso Gijana-SouthAfrica 11.Fally Ipupa-Republic of Congo
12.Lokua Kanza -Republic of Congo 13.Black coffee -South Africa 14.Ali Kiba-Kigoma
15.Didier Awadi -Senegal 16. focalistic-South Africa 17. sarkodie-Ghana 18.Shatta Wale-Ghana
The choice of the organizing committee to host African Folklore Conference in Rwanda is based on two premise: To further help Rwanda project all the achievements in the recent years to the global community in other to attract more investors and economic support from the outside Africa. In the other hand, to let the people of Rwanda also witness the histories and cultures of other African countries as brothers and sisters.
In conclusion this project which is aimed at promoting African Heritage will be an annual conference that will be organized from one countries of Africa to the other.
However, this year’s conference celebration like others will be a mother of carnivals of sort in Africa and will be remarkable in the minds of the expectators world wide as well as the participants.