Sep 27 2021
The Pan African Historical Theatre Project now known as PANAFEST is a cultural event held in Ghana every two years for Africans and people of African descent. It was first held in 1992. This year it took place at Cape Coast castle. Thousands of enslaved Africans, sometimes from hundreds of miles away, were brought to Cape Coast Castle to be sold to British slave ships. During the interim period, Africans were imprisoned in what the British called “slave holes,” or dungeons in the basement of the Castle that had little ventilation and no windows. On that occasion we attended some of the cultural activities during our wood culture tour in Ghana. Due to COVID 19 pandemic the number of participants was controlled and limited but we were able to enjoy some traditional musical performances, handicrafts exhibitions, rituals performance, payers and speeches only to name those. Chiefs from different villages of Ghana were invited and their entrances to the event venue were spectacular one after another. An appointment is fixed in two years times with the hope that the sanitary situation will get back to normal very soon.