‘Culture Festival’ Set To Begin August 2022 In Lagos State

‘Culture Festival’ Set To Begin August 2022 In Lagos State

‘Culture Festival’ Set To Begin August 2022 In Lagos State

‘Culture Festival’ Set To Begin August 2022 In Lagos State

The Art of Living Foundation will host the Culture Festival, a series of international events, in Lagos from August 19 to 21, 2022.

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The festival’s goal is to create a compassionate and peaceful society by uniting people from all over the world in the celebration via music, dance, meditation, and debate. Its theme is “Vibrant Africa: The Rising Rhythm.”

The 40th anniversary of the Art of Living Foundation will also be celebrated at the event, which will take place at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Speaking on this year’s theme, the founder of the foundation, Gurudev Ravishankar, said, “Today in the world, where there is so much polarity, it is time to unite everybody.

‘Culture Festival’ Set To Begin August 2022 In Lagos State

We know sports can unite. We know the economy can unite – as when it comes to business, everyone forgets their nationality and culture. Faith also unites, while the first and perhaps most important, is culture. Dance and music can also foster unity and that’s what the Culture Festival 2022 seeks to achieve.

“The festival will be like an Olympics for artists and culture. Without music and dance, life at times could feel so dry. If we all work harmoniously, we can envisage a better world for the coming generation and live like we are all one family.”

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In the same vein, the Managing Director of The Happiness Center, Akshay Jain said, “Negative news spreads faster but if we start churning out the good side of stories, we would be able to change the narrative. We are set out to create a world of peace and happiness, and that is why we have come to Nigeria.”

On his part, political economist, Prof Pat Utomi, applauded the initiative while also sharing experiences of how a single act of love can spread across several hearts.

‘Culture Festival’ Set To Begin August 2022 In Lagos State

He said, “Our country is challenged heavily, from the perspective of economy, COVID-19 created unbearable conditions around the world. We realize our globalization has brought us to become so interdependent to the extent that most of us depend on grains from Ukraine.

We need an emotional balance to deal with several challenges that we face.”

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Also, singer and songwriter, Darey Art Alade, who will be performing at the event alongside other entertainers, harped on the impact of music, dance, and culture. He added, “We have tried everything— policies, strategies, and military might, but have we tried the alternative— love, and dialogue? There are some things that guns cannot do. It is time to dig deep and look within.”

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