Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival (Panafest) is a biennial cultural festival which seeks to promote Pan Africanism through Arts and Culture.
It is held every two years in Ghana– West Africa; for Africans and people of African descent as well as all persons committed to the well-being of Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora.
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) in partnership with PANAFEST Foundation, the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture (MoTAC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration in Ghana, Ghana High Commission in the United Kingdom, Musicbiz Ghana, UNAfrik, and communications company, People’s Plug will on Friday 19th July 2019 launch the PANAFEST International Expo UK (PIE_UK)
Scheduled to take place at the premises of Ghana High Commission in London (104 Highgate Hill, Highgate, London N6 5HE), the PANAFEST International Expo UK will serve as the launch of an official channel for executions of Panafest activations internationally, starting with PANAFEST 2021.
On hand to provide entertainment at the event will be guest artistes: the Borbor Fantse Cultural Troupe and multiple award winning Ghanaian musician, Jupitar, who also serves as the Panafest Music Ambassador.
Since its inception in 1992, PANAFEST’s theme reflects the political, social and economic advancement of the African nations and the African Diaspora at large. Its main goal is to establish the truth about the history of Africa and the experiences of the African people, using the vehicle of African arts and culture.
The essential thrust of PANAFEST is to enhance development. The festival provides a forum to promote unity between Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora, and affirms the common heritage of African people the world over by defining and promoting Africa’s contribution to world civilization. Panafest attracts a diverse assembly of people – ranging from political leaders, eminent personalities and intellectuals – to business concerns, investors and tourists. Central to the celebration are major international performing and visual artists from across Africa and the Diaspora.