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Wa to host 2024 weaving & textile festival in March

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All is set for Wa, the Upper West Regional capital, to host the annual Woori Festival. The Woori festival, which explores the weaving and textile culture of Ghana, will be held from March 1-3, 2024.

Woori is organised by the Nubuke Foundation Centre for Textiles and Clay. This year’s festival focuses on the agenda, “Weaving a Sustainable Future for the Next Generation” with an aim of transmitting cultural heritage and promoting sustainable artistic practices.

The 3-day event will showcase the rich weaving and textile design traditions of Ghana through a packed itinerary of workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions, panel discussions, cultural performances, and more. Key highlights include educational sessions led by master weavers, live displays of artisanal spinning, dyeing and weaving techniques, a textiles and art exhibition, evening music and dance performances, and guided tours of historic Wa sites. 

In a statement, festival director Odile Tevie said, “We are particularly excited about the inclusion of children and young adults in our programme this year, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of artists and weavers to carry on these rich Ghanaian traditions.”

The festival promises to appeal to artists, art enthusiasts, families and tourists alike. It is more than just a cultural celebration – it also facilitates important dialogue around sustaining Ghana’s weaving heritage and leveraging it for sustainable development. 

Major sponsors and partners helping organise Woori 2024 include the Waa Naa, Loho Naa, National Culture Centre, University of Applied Arts Vienna, and the Dr. Hilla Limann Technical University.

The 3-day Woori Festival 2024 kicks off March 1 at 11 AM at the Nubuke Foundation Centre in Loho, Wa. The accompanying textiles exhibition will remain open until June 3.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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