The Second World Festival of Black Arts and Culture, FESTAC ‘77, featured 40,000 artists convening in Lagos, Nigeria for cultural festival that rivaled the size of the Olympics.
It was a festival that featured names like Stevie Wonder and Sun Ra. It brought together visual artists, musicians and writers.
What is baffling is how an event so large has remained in near obscurity.
If you haven’t heard of FESTAC ‘77, you aren’t alone. On view in San Francisco Public Library through June 29, Chimurenga Library activates the library to begin uncovering the history of this significant festival.
Enjoy the journey…
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