As part of efforts to celebrate and showcase the diverse and rich cultures of Ghana, Africa, diaspora and beyond; a new festival christened “Cultural Oneness Festival” has been launched by Taste Of Afrika Ltd.
The official launch of the Cultural Oneness Festival was held over the weekend in Tamale, Northern regional capital, at Radach Lodge & Conference Centre on Friday, April 28, 2023.
Guests of Honour
The ceremony was attended by many and was graciously honored by His Royal Majesty, Ndan Ya-Na Abubakari II, King of Dagbon, Prof. Edmond Delle, Paramount Chief of Nandom Traditional Area, Upper West region.
Chiana-Pio, Pe Ditundini Adiali Ayagitam III. Paramount Chief of the Chiana Area and President of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs.
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Mr. Shani Alhassan Saibu, Northern regional minister, Mr. Angelo Yossi Dogbe, Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA ) – Northern regional director with support from GTA regional directors in the northern territories including Oti region. Mr. Ben Anane Nsiah, Deputy CEO of GTA, Mr. Bessa Simons, acting MUSIGA President and a host of other dignitaries.
The Ethiopia Ambassador
At the launch of the Cultural Oneness Festival, the Ethiopian Ambassador, Asaye Dejjenie exhibited Ethiopians’ readiness to see African cultural diversity working together in unifying front in our collective empowerment and survival through the use of agribusiness, tourism, arts and culture among the people.
The mission of the Cultural Oneness Festival
The Cultural Oneness Festival through modules such as The Taste Of Afrika, Ghana Tourism Authority (Northern regional office) and Harlem Tourism Board (USA) will be celebrating and exhibiting the diverse cultural practices that bind us together as people via food, fashion, music, language, traditions, tourist attractions to open up the continent for our economic development.
Founders’ Welcome Address
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Tengol K. Kplemani and Martin Chris Glin, founders of The Taste Of Afrika (TTOA) stated categorically that the aim of Cultural Oneness Festival is to see Afrikans working together in one unification irrespective of our diversification.
Margaret Mwintuur Dery who doubles as the beauty queen (Miss Ghana 2017) and women and youth ambassador for Cultural Oneness Festival was present a the launch and pledged her support for The Taste Of Afrika.
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The august ceremony was emceed by Legendary Kwasi Kyei Darkwah (KKD) in the presence of celebrities including legendary musician Atongo Zimba, legendary musician Dada KD, Fancy Gadam, Maccasio, to make the launch of Cultural Oneness Festival.
Cultural Oneness Festival
The Cultural Oneness Festival will create a platform that will help the world recognizes the works of every creative person irrespective of one’s cultural background and differences.
In line with the aim and mission of Cultural Oneness Festival powered by The Taste Of Afrika, highlighting the cultural diversity, tapestry, varied ethnic groups, customs, music, dance artworks, and traditions of the Northern territories of Ghana will be the topmost priority.
Check out the pictures of the launch below: