The festival organized by the Kafosi association aims to promote Burkinabè culture in general and that of the bissa in particular.
From May 22 to 28, 2023, the city of Zabré will vibrate to the rhythm of the culinary, artistic and traditional skills of the locality. The 8th edition of the Kafosi Festival (FESKA-8) was placed under the patronage of the Minister of Communication, Culture, Arts and Tourism, Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel Ouédraogo.
The event was also placed under the theme “Rooted in culture, let us strengthen our patriotic commitment to terrorism and all forms of violent extremism”.
The event is sponsored by the Ministers of Civil Service, Labor and Social Protection, Bassolma Bazié and Aboubacar Nacanabo, of Economy, Finance and Prospective.
To this end, competitions, panels and artistic performances are on the program of the event.
Scheduled to be held on the morning of Monday, May 22, 2023, it was finally in the afternoon that the official opening ceremony started due to rain.
The Kafosi festival, according to the general commissioner of the festival, Emile Gouba, was born to make a significant contribution to the promotion of culture in the municipality of Zabré.
He expressed his gratitude to the most administrative and local authorities for their legendary support and thanked the populations of Zabré for their strong mobilization for the festival.
The prefect, president of the special delegation (PDS) of Zabré, Alain Bassono, boss of the opening ceremony congratulated the organizing committee for the successful bet.
He said that despite the difficult security situation in the country, the children of Zabré came back to celebrate the culture with their sisters and brothers at the base.
“Culture is the only thing that cannot be taken away from us. From Réo to Zabré, from Dori to Gorom-Gorom or from Djibo to Kongousi, culture teaches us peace and non-violence. “, argued Mr. Bassono.
He said he was confident that the Kafosi festival will bring together many men during these 7 days.
The general curator of the festival underlined that the major innovation this year is the initiation to traditional craft and artistic activities for early childhood.
The organizers have also requested the services of the National Identification Office (ONI) for a massive issuance of national identity cards (CNIB) for the benefit of the population.
The opening ceremony was attended by delegations from Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, and many other towns in Burkina.
Source: Burkina Information Agency