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FESTAC '77

The Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture was held in Lagos, Nigeria, January 15 - February 12, 1977. About 16,000 participants, representing 56 nations, performed at the event.

A traditional Tutsi dancer.
traditional Tutsi dancer

Liberation fighters from Southern Africa parade in the Nigerian National Stadium, one of the six sites used for the celebration.
FESTAC

Nigerian stilt walkers.
Nigerian stilt walkers

The Nigerian delegation prepare for the closing ceremony.
Nigerian delegation

North African musicians demonstrate their skills.
North African musicians

Young Nigerian performers prepare for the closing ceremony.
young Nigerian performers

Heads of state and other dignitaries watch the events from a reviewing stand.
dignitaries watch the festivities

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