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World Festival of Negro Arts 1966 Senegal

 
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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The first state-sponsored festival to showcase the work of African and African diasporic artists, musicians and writers to a global audience. The month-long culture and arts festival was hailed as the inaugural cultural gathering of the black world.

1er Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres 1966 Poster
Date
Fri Apr 01, 1966 - Sun Apr 24, 1966
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Dakar
Senegal
Years active
1966, 1977, 2009/2010
Founded by
Former Senegalese President Leopold Sedar Senghor
  • The First World Festival of Negro Arts, directed by William Greaves (1968)
  • Il Festival de Dakar, produced by Sergio Borelli (1966)

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45 African, European, Caribbean, and North and South African countries participated, featuring black literature, music, theater, visual arts, film and dance.

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