Congo Brazzaville: International Festival ‘Feux de Brazza’ to resume in December after 8-year hiatus
Feux de Brazza, an international festival of tradition dances, is set to resume in December after eight years of suspension owing to several factors including the pandemic.
The decision came from the organizers after days of reflection held over the weekend. Per decisions, the festival will take place Dec. 7-10 with “Contribution of traditional instruments in the Congolese rumba” as theme.
The Festival had been put on hold since 2014 due to several reasons including malfunctioning, mismanagement, lack of orientation, COVID-19 pandemic and economic hardship.
“Today, we can say that we now have a new festival “Feux de Brazza”, ready to face the future with confidence and able to offer the Congolese and all Africans a sixth edition that meets their expectations …. That is why I sincerely thank all our experts and our national and international partners as well as all the members of the management team of our festival for having fully invested themselves and for having nourished reflections which allowed us to harvest a good harvest,” said the promotor Hugues Gervais Ondaye.
The festival was launched in 2005 in order to create a cultural event focused on traditional music. This international festival welcomes groups of artists, musicians and dancers, painters and researchers from Africa.