The Pan African Historical Theatre Festival, commonly known as PANAFEST was mooted by the Late Efua Sutherland in the mid-1980s as a cultural vehicle for bringing Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora together around the issues raised by slavery which remain suppressed.
PANAFEST addresses the most traumatic interruption that ever occurred in the natural evolution of African societies which among other traumas, profoundly eroded the self- confidence and freedom for self-determination of a whole people.
Ghana’s coastline is dotted with large, now silent memorials to over 500 years of this most turbulent era in Africa’s history. The festival consciously makes them a site for confronting the effects of enslavement, purging the pain of Diaspora, acknowledging the residual effects of the trade on the Continent and re-uniting to forge a positive future in the contemporary global environment.
Alongside the healing processes, PANAFEST celebrates the strengths and resilience of African culture and achievements of Africans in spite of the transatlantic slave trade and its aftermath.
If you are interested in learning more about the Diaspora with an authentic experience in an innovative way, then this trip is especially for you!
After landing at the Kotoka International Airport, your private Away to Africa driver will transport you to your lodging in Accra.
In the evening, we will have a proper Ghanaian welcome with a night out in town at one of Ghana’s best lounges.