Alliance Francaise over the weekend hosted the Francophonie Festival. It saw an amazing performance by French vocalist Mouron, who was accompanied by her pianist Terry Truck.

Treating the packed venue with her renditions of modern and artistic songs from an immense repertoire of French Chanson such as Piaf and Jacques Brel, Mouron with her piano mesmerized the crowd with music from some of Europe’s best music creators.

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The International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) was created in 1970 under a different name and became OIF in 2005. It gathers today 56 members and associate states, as well as 19 observers which account for a population of over 890 million people, including 220 million French speakers.

It organizes political activities alongside the four main missions which include promoting the French language, cultural and linguistic diversity, democracy and human rights, supporting education, training, higher education institution and research, and also fostering cooperation in favor of sustainable development.

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Ghana holds the status of International Organization of La Francophonie associated member since 2006.

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From Thursday 20th March until 23rd April there will be an exclusive exhibition of hand painted film posters from the 1980’s painted by Joseph Oduro with the arrival of video and videocassettes in 80’s. (free)

Also from Thursday 20th March to Saturday 29th March, the second edition of the francophone film festival, will take place. People can watch the best of the francophone cinema and 10 shorts Ghanaian movies nominated to win the best short movie award. (Free)

A job fair will take place on Friday 21st March from 10am to 3pm. It will be a great opportunity for corporate bodies, institutions and young Ghanaian graduates to meet and get abreast of job opportunities. (free)

On Saturday 22nd March, there will be a big fun fair from 10 am to 5 pm where French associations will display varieties of cultures by musical performances, a selection of food, drinks, crafts and literature. The draw of the big raffle will be done! (free)

The festival will end with a concert at 8pm by Sessime, a new Benin star of Afropop-rock music. (Free)

For more information, please contact: 0501287811 or com@afaccra.com

By: Abdullai Isshak/with additional notes from Aliance Franciase

 

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