The Centre for National Culture (CNC) last Friday organised its maiden Art Festival dubbed “Arooglass” at the Arts Center in Accra.
The week-long festival among other things, sought to create bigger platform for culture exchange and for talented individuals to showcase their art to the world.
Speaking at the exhibition festival, the Acting Director for Centre for National Culture, Ms Alice Alima Kala explained that her outfit has a mandate to project the country’s culture for the youth to embrace.
She noted that many people have neglected the culture of the country, stressing that the action has increased social vices and underscored the need for the people to preserve their culture.
“Children do not respect elders of the land, they act anyhow and dress any form. They cannot even cook, these actions have retarded national growth,” Ms Kala bemoaned.
She indicated that ‘Arooglass” would take the nation back in the face of dynamism and project the art of the country.
Ms Kala stated that people should think of culture as an art beyond dancing and drumming, saying culture is the way of living, speaking and acting.
Chief Mohammed Sungtaaba, the President of Inner city tribal chiefs who opened the exhibition festival charged the citizenry to help promote the national heritage and support the Arooglass festival.
“Arooglass art festival is our unique and emphatic way of climaxing our activities of the year to bring together several forms of art and culture,” he said.
There were series of events including art exhibition, cultural music and dance performance, drama, live painting, acrobatics among others.
The festival also gave chance to fashion designers, beads makers, textile designers and other opportunities to sell their products to make money.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE