The 9th edition of the Markets Arts and African Show (MASA) opened on Saturday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Under the theme reinventing the performing arts, the forum will run from the 5th to 12th March.
The 9th edition of the African Performing Arts Market (MASA), will be held in Abidjan, CI from 5 to 12 March 2016. pic.twitter.com/ZdaqWMLNLz— Lestivenx Ent (@Lestivenx) March 4, 2016
Today the definition of performing arts has expanded. We have been entertained by the performances and people from around the world have seen the richness of African art
More than 300 hundred artists drawn from 37 countries from around the world have converged in the city, and for the organizers, this is a huge achievement.
“Today the definition of performing arts has expanded. We have been entertained by the performances and people from around the world have seen the richness of African art,” said Yacouba Konaté, Director of MASA
Beyond the music and other performances, MASA will also offer thought provoking discussions aimed at exploring various tools to develop a better regional cooperation.
First conceptualized in the 1990s, MASA is the cultural platform for promoting African Performing Arts, supporting creativity and productions of excellence .
It facilitates the movement of artists and their works within Africa and throughout the world.