The Homowo Festival, which is held in Ghana is one of a kind. A month long ban on noise is placed during the period leading to the festival. Churches, mosques, clubs and open bars comply with the regulation. When the celebrations start, the Ga people “hoot at hunger” in the remembrance of the famine that once happened in their history.
The Lagos Carnival, also known as Fanti (mask) or Caretta is a colourful parade of plumes, pomp and pageantry with dances to crown it all. The carnival was recently celebrated in Lagos Island on May 13th as part of the events to mark the cities 50th Anniversary.
The city of Durban hosted the third Zakifo Festival. The festival, which is organized by Jerome Galabert, had in attendance various artists like Ray Phiri, Jojo Abbot, and Damian Marley among others. The two day festival was captured in pictures by Tseliso Monaheng.
How many times have you been told to always be mindful of your actions and words in the presence of the elderly? In many African communities, the #elderly are revered, respected and old age is seen as a blessing. Today is #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay, are we treating our elders with the respect they deserve? Or do we exploit them, emotionally, physically and economically?
Launched in 2014, the Chibuku Dance Competition was created to promote Uganda’s culture. This year’s competition included 110 groups, of which 11 regional winners competed at the National Theatre, where the overall champion was crowned
The Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) ran from 2 – 7 May 2017 after a break last year. This Is Africa captured features performances and wares by local and international artists in various spheres – music, theatre, film, digital, craft, dance and literature.
Today we commemorate the Global Day of Parents. Parents are the most important people in our lives from an early age until adulthood. The love, care and nurturing they give often determine the life we have. Sometimes we may be tempted to limit the role of parenting to the birthing process, however the bigger role is the nurturing, protecting and taking responsibility for another human being’s life. What message do you have for your parents today?