Festivals in Guinee ConakryEdit This
Cultural Festivals KIINI AFRIKA or Festival des Arts de Conte
If drama festivals are what you enjoy, then this display of classic Guinea drama will please you. For a week, you are entertained by a large assortment of wordsmiths. The streets are filled with storytellers and journalists reciting their works. People gather in groups to partake in debates or to indulge in other oratory practices. Conferences and workshops are held in large buildings. It is quite informal in most respects and anyone can participate. The festival is usually held during the last week of April.
Macao Arts Festival
Of all the festivals in this amazing country this has to be the most spectacular. It is centered on an old legend of a hunter finding a drumming monkey. He captures the monkey and steals his djembe. Upon returning to his village the sound of the drum makes him a hero in the eyes of his people. To celebrate this event, a circus is performed. The circus is a blend of circus acts ingrained with native traditions. Usually about 20 acrobats, dancers, jugglers, musicians climb up a huge baobab. It is in this tree structure that the artists perform traditional dances and stunts for the people. This event is considered to be the most exciting in Conakry.
Festival International Kora et Cordes de Conakry
This music festival is considered to be Conakry’s largest musical gathering of the year. Anywhere you go you will see all styles of music being played by all sorts of musicians. Platforms are built on the streets to support larger bands. Yet, you will experience natives set up all throughout the venues having a great time playing. Mostly, the music style has some roots in their native country, while a few French tunes are played here and there. The festival starts at the beginning of December and runs for several days.