The city of Lagos is set to experience an unforgettable three days as Taruwa Festival of Performing Arts in Nigeria (TAF) returns for a third edition in the city of Lagos themed ‘Connecting Passions’.
A statement by the organisers said the festival, which debuted in 2013 is back with an assortment of events spread out through three days from Wednesday, March 27 to Friday, March 29, 2019 at Alba Lounge, in Victoria Island, Lagos.
“The debut edition of the festival which held in June 2013, garnered rave reviews from a stage adaptation of Bobo Omotayo’s bestselling book London Life Lagos Living, a children’s show, screening of short films, Open Mic Theatre, a mega concert, and the final closing ‘Ankara Ball’; a grand evening of amazing performances and fine dining,” said the statement.
Continuing it stated that the second edition of the festival was a four-day cocktail of events telling the Nigerian and African story through Music, Spoken word, literature, dance, fashion, a workshop and the stage production of the play ‘The Engagement’ by award-winning Author, Sefi Atta.
With two successful festivals in the bag and a five-year break, Taruwa Festival returns for an exciting 2019 edition, featuring panels, conversations, workshops, live interviews and performances in music, spoken word, dance, and more.
“As we present our third edition, we have designed an exciting line up of events to include
a theatre production, a music concert, and a festival of shorts (Short Film Screenings)
amongst other exciting events,” the organisers said.
The festival is conceived as an annual performing arts event which holds in Lagos, Nigeria for three or four days and presents ground breaking work in Performing Arts (Theater, Music, Comedy, Spoken Word, Dance and Fashion) focusing on Nigeria and Africa, but also including the global artist. The festival expands the horizons of Nigerian artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, impressive and original.
The Festival showcases international, African and local (Nigerian) artists, mixing them
together in an alchemy that will inspire audiences, invigorate artists, stimulate the industry
and forge productive relationships around the globe.
Taruwa Festival is proudly supported by The British Council, Accelerate TV, Art for a Reason Africa, Show Gear, Zamari Tv, Farabale, The Sole Adventurer, Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN), OlorisuperGal, thisislagos.ng and SYN City.
For Tickets and more information, log on to www.taruwafest.org
Below are photos from earlier editions: