PANAFEST: A Celebration of African Culture and Heritage


Every two years, the Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival (PANAFEST) is held in Ghana to celebrate African culture, heritage, and identity. The festival is a vibrant and dynamic cultural event that showcases the richness and diversity of African culture while promoting unity and solidarity among people of African descent.

PANAFEST was first held in 1992, and since then, it has become one of the most significant cultural events in Africa. The festival attracts thousands of participants from all over the world, including artists, scholars, activists, and cultural enthusiasts.

The festival spans two weeks and offers a diverse range of events, such as theater performances, film screenings, musical concerts, art exhibitions, workshops, and academic conferences. Organizers design these events to showcase the richness and diversity of African culture and foster cultural exchange and dialogue among participants.

One of the highlights of the festival is the procession of chiefs and dignitaries from various African countries, which takes place during the opening ceremony. This colorful procession, which features traditional African attire, music, and dance, is a powerful symbol of the unity and solidarity of the African people.

Another key aspect of PANAFEST is its focus on promoting the history and heritage of the African diaspora. The festival features numerous events and activities that highlight the contributions of people of African descent to the world’s cultural, economic, and political development.


Provides a platform for artists and cultural practitioners to showcase their talents and to connect with other artists from around the world. Through workshops, performances, and exhibitions, participants can learn new skills, exchange ideas, and build lasting relationships.

PANAFEST is not just a celebration of African culture; it is also a reminder of the importance of cultural exchange and dialogue in building a more inclusive and diverse world. The festival brings people from different backgrounds and cultures together to share their experiences, learn from each other, and build lasting relationships.

In conclusion, PANAFEST celebrates African culture and fosters unity. It provides a platform for artists to showcase talents and build lasting relationships.