Panafest 2023 commenced with a vibrant Creative Explosion led by the renowned 3x Grammy nominee, Rocky Dawuni, captivating audiences at the National Theatre in Accra.
The theme for this year’s Panafest is “Re-Claiming the African Family: Confronting the Past to Face the Challenges of the 21st Century.”
The opening concert was a mesmerizing fusion of arts and culture, featuring exceptional performances by the Jazz Prophets from the U.S, the National Theatre Ensemble showcasing an excerpt from Ayi, and an excerpt from Chief Moomen’s latest production, Mansa World. The performances were not only colorful but also deeply inspiring.
Addressing the audience, Prof Esi Sutherland, the chairperson of the Panafest Foundation, urged for the support of the Pan-African world to seize the opportunities available for the development of Africa.
The United States Ambassador, Virginia E. Palmer, hailed the festival as a remarkable platform for showcasing the rich Pan-Afric