Check Out These Photos Of PANAFEST’s Emancipation Reverential Night

As part of the activities which are to be undertaken during the ‘Year of Return’, an Emancipation Reverential Night walk was held by PANAFEST.

The theme for this year PANAFEST Festival is; ‘Beyond 400 years: Reaching Across Continents Into the Future’.

The walk was held as a sacred observation of the trauma and triumph of our ancestors. The walk was marked by a candlelight procession from Mfantsipim Junction to the Cape Coast Castle.

See Also: U.S Speaker, Nancy Pelosi And Delegation Visit Elmina And Cape Coast Castles To Observe 400th Anniversary Of Slave Trade

The observations culminated at midnight after the Declaration of Emancipation was read.

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About the PANAFEST Festival:

The PANAFEST Festival was inspired by and takes its source from a paper written in 1980 entitled “Proposal for a Historical Drama Festival in Cape Coast” by Dr Mrs Efua Sutherland, who was a distinguished Ghanaian Dramatist and Pan-Africanist.

In 1991 the idea gained root and took shape in an expanded form as the Pan-African Historical Theater Festival (PANAFEST). In October of that year, PANAFEST was officially launched and in December of the same year, the national phase of the festival was held in Cape Coast, Ghana after a series of activities which included a national playwriting competition, organized seminars and workshops on Pan-Africanism across the country.

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