Did you hear about drum festival in Nigeria, which comes to the end this Friday? Read the latest news about the bright event!
Nigerian drum festival Abeokuta city firstly took place in Ogun state. I began on the 19th of April.
The capital of the state is one of the main tourist centers. It comes to the end on Friday, on the 22th of April. The festival has drawn attention of many famous Nigerians. Six ambassadors of African countries have also visited it. The festival became a national holiday, which has brought together thousands of guests from all the country.
The commissioner of Nigerian culture has used this opportunity. He invited guests to excursion on local sights. One of such national properties is Centenary Hall. It was constructed in 1930. Guests of the festival have also visited the rock of Olumo and the Ake palace.
Guests from the different countries have shared their impressions of sights and of course, of local drum music. ‘I have never received such impressions outside my state. I am grateful to Abeokuta because these people have provided me with warm hospitality. I feel like at home and I am happy that I have got acquainted with culture of these people closer’ – Saleh Attah said, one of drummer-visitors. By the way, a few Brazilian motives also became part of the festival. The purpose of this action was to strengthen national unity of Nigerians.
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