The Adinkra Group, an African Cultural Edutainment Resource and Consulting company based in Washington, DC, has unveiled the second annual Back2Africa Festival and Tour in partnership with the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA).
The event is scheduled from February 26 to March 8 with a line-up of events that focuses on arts, performances, education and service projects in various historic venues in Kumasi, Cape Coast and Accra.
The event is to connect people of African descent with the culture and traditions of Africa.
The festival is expected to feature performances from artists traveling from the US including The CrossRhodes, a duo comprised of R&B/Soul Sensation Raheem Devaughn and hip-hop emcee Wes Felton and Farafina Kan: The Sound Africa – an intergenerational West African Drum and dance company.
The Back2Africa Festival and Tour is important particularly as it truly represents the spirit of the Year of Return.
Some programmes lined up for the event include a maiden Birthright Annual Concert, a family-oriented concert celebrating the African cultural legacy through traditional and modern African drum, dance and theatre at the National Theatre featuring live performances from Farafina Kan (Washington DC), CrossRhodes (Washington DC), youth performers from Ghana International School and GIS Performers from Ghana.
Other itinerary includes a trip to to Cape Coast for a Cape Coast Concert and African Ancestry Reveal where a celebratory performance will be held at the Cape Coast Castle to celebrate the resilience and power of African.
The Back2Africa Festival and Tour will end with a charity cause, Akuapem Educational Service Partnership, at Nyame Bekyre School at Akuapem on March 7.
The Back2Africa Festival and Tour began in 2018 and is part of events scheduled for the “Year of Return”, a year – long calendar of activities in “celebration of the resilience of the African spirit” coordinated by Ghana Tourism Authority, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.