The Ghana Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, wishes to inform the general public in Denmark and Sweden that the 2021 edition of the Pan African Festival of Arts and Culture (PANAFEST) will be held from 23rd July to 2nd August 2021.


  • This event is organised by the PANAFEST Foundation in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority, under the auspices of the Government of the Republic of Ghana. It is under the theme ‘Securing the African Family: Our Soul, Our Health, Our Wealth’, and will be held at Cape Coast, Ghana.


  • The 2021 edition of the festival is structured in a hybrid format to bring the African Family together across the world in spite of the odds dictated by the Coronavirus pandemic.

  1. Wreath Laying Ceremony (Live Streamed)
  2. Traditional Akwaaba Ceremonies (Live Streamed)
  3. Grand Durbar of Leaders and People (Live Streamed)
  4. Bazaar/Expo (in both virtual and live formats)
  5. Colloquium (This is a fully hybrid event. A separate call for papers and panels is provided)
  6. Global African International Concerts (These will be live-streamed)
  7. Reverential Night/Pre-Emancipation Vigil (A hybrid event)
  8. Emancipation Day Celebration (Live Streamed)
  9. Naming and Burial Ceremonies
  10. Exhibitions – Art, Innovations, Cultural Heritage. (In both virtual and live formats)
  11. Performances both intimate and mass (theatre, dance, storytelling, poetry, martial arts, music, film) – (in both virtual and live formats)
  12. Practitioners’ Workshops (In both virtual and live formats)                 
  13. African Children’s World (Children’s day camp and virtual fun learning experience)
  14. Tours to significant sites.

  • Who can participate?

  1. Individuals: Artists, performers, intellectuals (public, academic, religious), activists, entrepreneurs, STEM experts,
  2. Cultural institutions, Governmental Agencies, Religious institutions.


  • For further information, please consult the festival organizers

Secretariat:  PANAFEST Executive Secretary

Address: P. O. Box 1096, Cape Coast, Ghana

Tel: +233-(0)206238577; (0)243971762; (0)244962202

Twitter: @PANAFESTgh