President Abdoulaye Wade will chair the opening ceremony of ''Rencontres'' Preparatory 3rd World Festival of Black Arts (FESMAN) in Dakar. The 3rd FESMAN is scheduled from 1 to 14 December 2009 in Senegal, where thousands of participants are expected to attend from the black world.
The first edition was held in Dakar in 1966 under the auspices of the late Senegalese poet-president Léopold Sédar Senghor, champion of the Negro movement.
These meetings, says the text, among its objectives are intended to provide an overview of the challenges on the scientific theme of the festival:''African Renaissance, cultural diversity and unity.''
This involves pre-conference in Senegal entrusted by the international preparatory workshop in Bamako. The sub-themes are''the problem of resistance in Africa''and''the contribution of Africa and its diaspora to science and heritage of mankind''.
The meetings in March in Dakar are also an opportunity to pay tribute to the deceased to Martinique poet Aimé Césaire, one of the founders of the nego movement.
The full article in French is available at: http://www.ifacca.org/national_agency_news/2009/02/28/rencontres-preparatoires-du-fesman/