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2nd African History Month Conference: March 6th Celebrating Arts, Culture and African Heritage
March 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EAT
Join us on Saturday at 7PM EAT /4PM GMT as we host the second event for African History Month Conference with emphasis being Celebrating Arts, Culture and African Heritage. African History Month Is An Annual Celebration Of The Achievements Of People Of African Descent And Recognition Of The Enormous Contributions Africa Has Made To The World’s Civilizations .
This is in line with African Union 2021 theme “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want,” Africa is globally recognized for its rich arts and cultural diversity given that, African cultural heritage springs from different communities all over Africa and dates back thousands of years. The African History Month is promoting African cultural heritage and encouraging Africans to defend, conserve values passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions. African heritage is keen on the moral values while African culture is expressed in its arts and crafts, folklore and religion, clothing, cuisine, music and languages, etc. Expressions of culture are abundant within Africa, with large amounts of cultural diversity being found not only across different countries but also within single countries. Consequently, the African Union (AU) has recognized the role arts, culture and heritage can play as catalysts for the socio-economic development and integration of the African continent. To that effect, the preservation of valued African property such as historic buildings, artwork, books/manuscripts and other artefacts that have been passed down from previous generations, will take central stage henceforth as the AU strives to uphold these values by dedicating an entire year of 2021 to ‘Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want’.