Building peace in the minds of men and women

Festival of Cultures

A festival celebrating the cultural diversity of the African continent and putting African artists at the forefront of the international art stage


The Festival of Cultures is a real platform for exchanges promoting African artistic and cultural expression. It provides a forum for twelve African countries and African diasporas to enable them to promote African values of peace and non-violence. Many artistic and cultural expressions are in the spotlight:

  • Cinema and photography
  • Music
  • Visual arts 
  • Performing arts 
  • Fashion and Design
  • Comics and Video games 
  • Poetry, Literature, Oral traditions 
  • Heritage sites
  • Crafts and Heritage
  • Gastronomy


Twelve African countries and two countries of the African diasporas have expressed interest in supporting the Festival of Cultures: Cape-Verde, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Brazil, and Italy.