Igbo World Festival of Arts and Culture 7/28-30

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Register NOW button-01The 3rd Igbo World Festival of Arts and Culture is scheduled for July 28-31 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton Virginia.  All Igbos as well as the general public are invited to participate at this exciting Festival.

This year the festival organizers are expecting many Igbo governors and VIPs for this memorable Festival.  Igbo Organizations from around the world have been  invited to take part in the Planning of the Igbo Cultural Extravaganza 2016.DSC_0995
There are over 2,500 Igbo Organizations and Associations and Clubs in U.S. and Canada alone, and many more in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and South America.
Last year we had many Igbo Organizations partnering with CISA for the Event. More than 100 Igbo groups are expected to be a part of this year’s event.

 

Planning Your Trip:

Registration:
To avoid the long lines at registration, we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.  We’ll have your credentials waiting for you when you arrive.  All festival attendees must have credentials to attend the events and activities July 28-30.
Click Here To Register and Secure Your Tickets
– Couples:  $100DSC_0990.cropped-01
– Individuals:  $75
– Students (6-24):  $10
– Children (under 6): Free

Accommodations: Local hotels:  http://www.frontiermuseum.org/area-hotel-accommodations/

Activities:
There will be exhibition of various Igbo Pre-historic artifacts tools and instruments from the past drawn from various parts of Igboland part of the Igbo World Civilization, as well as music and cultural dances.  All Igbo groups planning to Partner with CISA for this festival please send an email to Chudi Asidianya, Chairman, Planning Committee at cisafestivalchair@gmail.com

IMG_5706Festival Theme:  
Capacity Building, “Investing in Igbo Language, Culture, and Human Capital to Build Stronger Communities.

Schedule of Events:
All activities will take place on the Lee S Cochran Pavilion, adjacent to the Welcome Center

Thursday – July 28
6:00 pm:   Welcome / Meet & Greet
7:15 pm:   Introduction of the Ogene Women and Members
7:50 pm:   Breaking of Kola Nuts (by the Patron – Eze Nri )
8:00 pm:   Remarks by the President / Chair of the Board
8:30 – 10:00 pm:   Raffle & Silent Auction

Friday – July 29
9:00 am:   Invocation & Welcome

Plenaries
10:05 am:   History of the Council of Igbo States in America
10:10 am:   How Did We Get Here?

Panel Discussions
10:30 am:   1) Investing in Igbo; Arts, Culture & Human Capital to build stronger Communities
11:35 am:   2) Strategic Assets in Nigeria
12:35 pm:   3) The Voice of “A New Generation of Leadership; 21st century solutions to 21st century problems
1:35 pm:   4) The impacts of Women and the first black arrivals prior to, and during 1600s and beyond on the landscape
3:00 pm:   Tour of the Frontier Culture Museum
5:00 pm:   Town Hall Meeting
7:00 pm – 1:00 am:   Friday Gala: Dinner, Music, and Dancing

Saturday – July 30
9:00 am:   Naming Ceremony
11:00 am:   Reconnection
12:00 – 4:00 pm:   Cultural Extravaganzas
7:00 pm – 1:00 am:   Saturday Gala: Dinner, Music, and Dancing

Sunday – July 31
Time TBD:   Non-denominational Church Service (morning)