PANAFEST 2019
PANAFEST 2019
   
   

PANAFEST 2019/EMANCIPATION DAY/YEAR OF RETURN

ACCRA, CAPE COAST, ASSIN PRASO, ASSIN MANSO, ANOMABO

GHANA, WEST AFRICA

 

THEME: RE-UNITING THE AFRICAN FAMILY

“BEYOND 400 YEARS; REACHING ACROSS CONTINENTS INTO THE FUTURE”

 

MINISTRY OF TOURISM, ARTS AND CULTURE: PANAFEST FOUNDATION

GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY

 

  DATES:  24TH JULY – 2nd AUGUST 2019  

 

  PROGRAMME

 

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EVENT

NUMBER

           DATE           TIME       EVENT VENUE PERFORMERS

STAGE 

MANAGERS

REMARKS

1

SAT

JULY 20

  Prah River Crossing & Durbar Assin  Praso      

2

 SAT.  

JULY 20

 

 

PRE-PANAFEST SLAVE ROUTE PILGRIMAGE AND ATONMENT CEREMONIES

Sites on Slave Routes from Northern Ghana

     

3

 WED 

JULY 24    

 

Wreath laying and Tributes to 

Pan African Pioneers

W.E.B. DuBois Centre, George Padmore Library, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

 
     
 4

WED

JULY 24 

 19 HRS. GMT FILM   National Theatre of Ghana, Accra      
 

THUR

JULY 25

 

 

 Travel Day To Central Region

 

Cape Coast

 
     

THUR

JULY 25 

Morning   Masquerades Competition   Winneba & Cape Coast Winneba & Cape Coast Masqueraders     
6A 

THUR

JULY 25 

Afternoon  Visit to Kakum National Park  Kakum Park       
6B 

 THUR

JULY 25

Afternoon

15 Hrs. GMT 

Welcome for Godbox Delegation   GTA Tourism Information Centre, Accra      
7A

FRI

JULY 26

Morning 08:00 Hrs. GMT

RETURN JOURNEY - Symbolic Boat Ride for Diaspora Returnees Cape Coast Castle/Dungeon Courtyard ASAFO Co. #5 Brofomba    
7B 

 FRI

 July 26

10:00 Hrs. GMT



Traditional African AKWAABA CEREMONY by Edina Traditional Council

Elmina Castle Dungeon Forecourt

 
Ngoma Ensemble, Canada     
8

FRI 

July 26

15:00 Hrs. GMT

Official Opening of One Africa Walls of Remembrance Museum

One Africa Health Resort - Iture, Elmina

     
9

FRI

JULY 26

16:00 Hrs. GMT

Official Opening of  Expo/ Bazaar

Cape Coast Sports Stadium       
10  

FRI

JULY 26 

16:30 Hrs. GMT  Panafest Strong Man Muscle Building Contest  Cape Coast Sports Stadium       
11 

FRI 

JULY 26 

19:00 Hrs. GMT  Variety Performance Night  Cape Coast Sports Stadium  Lorlornyo Borborbor (GHA), Paa Kofi Mannoh (GHA), D. Be' Jayri (CAN), Ras Takura (JAM), Afodat (GHA), Courtney Bennett (USA)     
 12

SAT 

July 27

10:00 Hrs. GMT

Official Opening & Grand Durbar of Chiefs 

Royal Procession of Chiefs, Queen Mothers, Asafo, Masquerades. Dignitaries and HE President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo 

Cape Coast Sports Stadium 

 
Ngoma Ensemble (CAN), Nakeeyat Dramani (2019 TV3 Talented Kids Champion) Meseya Band (GHA/USA), CNC Folkloric (GHA), Oguaa Akortor (GHA), Tweriampon (GHA), Afodat (GHA)     
13 

SAT 

July 27

19:00 Hrs. GMT 

International Variety Performance Night

 Cape Coast Sports Stadium Musiga Bessa Simons, Sarkodie, Okyeame Kwame, Patapaa, Teephlow, Naa Amanoa Kofi B, Bless, Beyond Sound, Canada  Musicians Union of Ghana (Musiga)   
 14 

SUN 

July 28

9:00 Hrs. GMT 

Interfaith Dialogue

Worshipping at Different Churches

Cape Coast Sports Stadium 

Elmina/Cape Coast 

EP Church, St Francis de Sales Cathedral, Wesley Methodist Cathedral, Angelican Cathedral

 
 Godbox Expernience    
15 

SUN

July 28

10:00 Hrs. - 16:00 Hrs. GMT

Cooking Competition

  Cape Coast Sports Stadium GTA  GTA   
 16

SUN

July 28

13:30 Hrs. GMT

Official Opening of Bisa Aberwa Museum

Unique Pan African Museum 

Sekondi, Western Region  A Kwaw Ansah Initiative (Ghana's foremost Pan Africanist film maker)     
17 

SUN 

July 28

15:00 Hrs. GMT

Interfaith Dialogue Continues

 Cape Coast Sports Stadium

Conference Room 

     
 18

SUN

July 28

19:00 Hrs. GMT

Gospel/Spiritual Night 

 Cape Coast Sports Stadium  Lady Prempeh, Regimental Band of Selected Senior High Schools, Joyce Martey (GHA), Mico University College Choir (JAM), EP Church Choir (GHA), Unity Band (GHA), Afdat (GHA), Beyond Sound Empijah (CAN)    
19  MON  JULY 29

8:00 Hrs. - 9:30 Hrs. GMT 

Registration for Coloquium 

University of Cape Coast  Antonkwa Cultural Troupe     
20 

MON

JULY 29

10:00 Hrs. GMT

Official Opening of Coloquium

Topic: Africa and people of African descent deserve reparation for the devastation caused by the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and it's impact. 

 

 

University of Cape Coast

Main Auditorium 

Guest Speaker - Ambassador Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chair, African Union Commission     
   

*Daily Live  Performances and Art Expositions at various sites throughout the Festival