Ogun Set for African Drum Festival 2019

Ogun ready for African Drum Festival 2019
The fourth edition of the African Drum Festival, an initiative of the Ogun State Government, is scheduled to hold from Thursday, 25th through Saturday 27th April 2019. 
Venue is the contemporary 10,000 capacity amphitheatre, located within the Abeokuta City Centre. The theme of this year’s event is “DRUMming for FUTURE”.
A statememt  by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information and Strategy, Mr. Rotimi Durojaiye, stated that the edition is enriched with a wider range of contents, further solidifying the festivals reputation as one of the most revolutionary cultural events in Africa.
Major highlights of the fourth edition of the festival include an international roundtable and workshop led by Prof. Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Laureate and the festival’s consultant; exhibitions,  performances by troupes, from various regions across the world; cultural education and exposition by traditional rulers and culture scholars.
It will also  feature festival village,  providing an array of local culture, lifestyle, arts and food court as well as unveiling of the Ransome Kuti Legacy Museum among others.
The release added that in fulfillment of the vision of Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the festival  convener, the three-day event has successfully placed the state on the world map as the cultural destination of choice.
Meanwhile, Amosun will address a world press conference on the festival on Monday at the Banquet Hall of MITROS Residences, Ibara GRA, beginning from 11 a.m.

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