On January 16th 2010 the first “Under the Volcano” Festival of traditional music & dance was held in “Jungle Village”, Botanic Gardens, Limbe in Cameroon.
Performers from 7 of the 10 regions of Cameroon took part in a magnificent display of music and dance.
Cameroon is known as “Africa in Miniature”.There are around 260 distinct ethnic groups and languages, and the festival gave a glimpse of the rich diversity of culture in Cameroon.
The Festival aims:
- to bring all ages, ethnicities and religions together in a joyous open-air event.
- to show off the diversities of different cultures.
- to encourage people to nurture their traditional culture.
- to mix professional and amateur performers in one festival and show people that their culture is appreciated widely.
- through filming and recording to show off these cultures to the world
- to eventually make the festival self-sustaining.
- Examples of all the environments of Africa are present in Cameroon from desert to savanna to rainforest to mountains. The different cultures also mirror all
- the peoples of Africa. At the festival in Limbe we bring Cameroon together through music and dance.