Cameroonian Cultural Festival

November 8th, 2008 by admin

The first ever Moghamo-American Cultural Festival, taking place on November 22 in Batibo, will be a day long event highlighting and celebrating the traditional culture of the Moghamo people, American culture, and the work of Peace Corps in Cameroon. There will be traditional dances, dishes, and music; cratfs and artisans; freeĀ HIV testing; resources and information from local community development, health, and agriculture organizations; demonstrations and sensitizations by PCVs from around the NW province relating to their various fields of work; displays of Moghamo and American culture; practical information about the American presence in Cameroon; and performances of American music and dance by PCVs.

The festival is designed to draw a large crowd and expose them to as much information as possible while also celebrating the culture and tradition of the area. Traditional rulers, local elites, government officials, and representatives of Peace Corps and possibly the U.S. Embassy will be attending as well as citizens from all 22 villages of Batibo subdivision. Essentially, we are trying to publicize this event as much as possible. If there is any way that you can help us get the word out to people here who might be interested in attending, it would be greatly appreciated. And if you have any questions or would like more information please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Seth Shapiro
PCV, Batibo, NW
75 34 85 95