Niger to mark World dancing day
The Niger state government has concluded plans to partner with a Canadian firm to boost the state’s culture and tourism in a dance music and award ceremony to celebrate the International World Dance Day slated for April 29.
The state Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Jonathan Tsado Vatsa, disclosed this on Thursday at a press briefing in Minna, the state capital that ceremony would provide an opportunity to showcase the rich culture of the state to the world.
Vatsa, who noted that this is first of its kind in the state, assured that the consultant would be coming from Canada with his trope basically for dancing. He added that the event would also display the state’s different drums locally and internationally.
He further explained some of the benefits of te ceremony to include promotion of Tatiko fabric that Canadians were interested in.
Some prominent Nigerlites and famous musicians would be given awards by the International Association of Black in Darris through the ijo vud African Dance company consultant, Sani Abu Mohammed.
While briefing journalists, the consultant explained that the celebration of International Dance Day started in 1982 by UNESCO in France.
He added that “culture brings tourism and tourism bring money which eventually boost economy of the society.”
The the event will be used to train some selected professional dancers and traditional dancers in contemporary dancing steps.
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