Djibouti touts herself as the capitale culturelle and the eventful Fest’horn Festival has, without doubt, been one of the instruments that is used to claim the centrality of culture in national matters. “Fest’Horn Festival is a regional festival of music from the horn of Africa that was created with the intention of bringing attention to this part of Africa, often tarnished by wars, famines and other calamities. For six days this annual artistic meeting happens in the capital of Djibouti with artists from various African countries and the rest of the world. The event not only serves to promote the culture of Africa, but to provide a platform for the promotion of the values of peace and development.”
The late Terry Hirst in conversation with Msanii Kimani wa Wanjiru.