2016 FENAC: Stage gets set for historic cultural jamboree
<![CDATA[The 8th edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (FENAC) has kicked off this 7th November 2016 at the esplanade of the National Museum in Yaounde under the theme, “Culture and emergence of Cameroon.”
According to organisers, the festival is once again expected to be a singular opportunity to promote Cameroon’s cultural heritage through its ethnic multiplicity.
Ahead of the official opening ceremony on Tuesday 8th November 2016, to be presided by the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang, all is being put in place to ensure a historic event.
Apart from the festive atmosphere at the FENAC village, enough has been put on the stand to depict Cameroon in its diversity:
– Huts representing the four cultural demarcations of Cameroon – the Sahel, Grassfields, Sawa and Fang Beti;
– Traditional regalia.
A point of attraction will be what is being referred to as the “Fantasia”; a horse-riding parade peculiar to the people of the Northern regions of Cameroon.
Organisers of FENAC have vowed to pay special attention to entertainment explaining why they have scheduled a mega concert staged by renowned artists on a daily basis throughout the festival.
The one-week cultural exhibition will be crowned by the award of medals to a number of artists and craftsmen who have been at the forefront in the promotion of Cameroon’s culture both within and without.
Though the National Festival of Arts and Culture officially ends on 13th November 2016, the festival village at the National Museum shall cue up with the 2016 Women Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
This is intended to be another way of walking the AFCON visitors through the rich culture and touristic potential of Cameroon.
The present edition of FENAC comes eight years after the last edition organised in December 2008 in Maroua.