Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
World Festival of Black Arts launched at UN Headquarters
+ -
14:57, January 15, 2009

Click the "PLAY" button and listen. Do you like the online audio service here?
Good, I like it
Just so so
I don't like it
No interest
 Related News
 UN chief renews call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza
 UN allocates fund to help increasing Somalis fleeing to Kenya
 UN team to explore ways of supporting security in violence-wracked Somalia
 Spokesperson: UN chief disappointed at continued violence in Gaza
 New UN resolution on Gaza: final compromise reached, but hard to be honored
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
The upcoming festival of the African arts will mark the importance of culture in addressing the challenges of the continent, a UN official said on Wednesday.

"By promoting African art and culture, we can double our efforts for the emergence of a truly united Africa, where all communities live in peace, security, prosperity and freedom," Ibrahim Gambari, special advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said at the launch of the World Festival of Black Arts 2009 (FESMAN 2009) at UN Headquarters Wednesday.

President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, U.S. political organizer Jesse Jackson, singing stars Akon and Angelique Kidjo and jazz icon Randy Weston also participated in the event, meant to introduce FESMAN 2009.

The Brooklyn Steppers youth marching band, which is heading for a performance at the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama next week, kicked off Wednesday's preview of the festival, which carries the theme of African Renaissance, Cultural Diversity and African Unity.

The festival will highlight the power of the arts to promote development and peace, to mobilize efforts against HIV/AIDS and accelerate the achievement of the other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a UN-backed set of targets to reduce extreme poverty and other global problems by 2015, its organizers said.

The first FESMAN was hosted in 1966 by former Senegalese President Leopold Senghor.

Source:Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
7,000 students register in Iran's Isfahan to fight Israel
Behind scene of "Bush shoes attack"
U.S. blame game cannot change facts of financial crisis 
Vice premier: China urges immediate stop of military operations in Gaza
Message Board

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90856/6574894.pdf