Ghanafest Alberta Festival of Trade, Arts & Culture is an annual event organized by the Ghanafest Alberta Foundation together with the Afrifest Canada Foundation under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture geared towards promoting Trade, our cultural diversity and ensuring peace and unity among all citizens.
Preparations are fast advancing for Alberta to host the 1st event, beginning with a Grand Launch of the Celebration of the Festival of Arts & Culture, Ghanafest Alberta Canada.
There will be a special Charity event to feed the homeless and the street that will precede the Launch.
Ghanafest is an annual celebration of Ghanaian arts, culture, and traditions in prominent cities worldwide, including Ghanafest Chicago, New York, and London. This vibrant festival has become a symbol of unity within the community, bringing people from diverse cultural backgrounds together to appreciate and engage with the rich heritage of the Ghanaian people.
Beyond being a joyous celebration, Ghanafest also serves as a platform to showcase businesses (Trade), and talents (Music, dance and food) and foster unity among individuals from various cultural backgrounds, especially in Ghana.
At the heart of Ghanafest lies a deep appreciation for the diverse ethnic groups within Ghana. Ghana has six main ethnic groups: the Akan (Ashanti, Akyem, Bono and Fanti), the Ewe, the Ga and Adangbe, the Mole-Dagbani, the Guan, and the Gurma. During the festival, each group’s unique cultural expressions, such as music, dance, spoken word, drumming, food and traditional engagements, are showcased. The performances provide an immersive experience, allowing attendees to engage with and learn about the distinct traditions of these ethnic groups.
The festival also honors the symbolic figures of Ghanaian culture. Ghanaian Chiefs, Queen Mothers, Princes and Princesses, adorned in magnificent Ghanaian traditional fabrics, gold ornaments, and other ceremonial attire, take center stage during the celebrations. Their presence adds a sense of royalty and authenticity to the event, providing a deeper connection to Ghanaian cultural heritage.
Ghanafestalberta is not only into the celebration but also an opportunity for charity and outreach initiatives. The festival organizers prioritize giving back to the community and enriching the lives of those in need. One of the key aspects of GhanafestAlberta’s outreach efforts is providing free access to the festival for the general public. By removing financial barriers, GhanafestAlberta ensures that individuals from all walks of life can partake in the festivities and experience the beauty of Ghanaian culture firsthand.
Find out more here: www.ghanafestalberta.com