From left to right: Akshay Jain, Director, Art of Living Foundation (Nigeria); Dare Art Alade, Creative Director, Livespot360; Dr. Kafayat ‘Kaffy’ Shafau, Founder, Imagneto Dance Company, and Prof. Pat Utomi, Founder, Center for Values ​​in Leadership at the press conference to announce Africa’s first-ever cultural festival through Art of Living Foundation in Lagos.

The Cultural Festival
a series of global events organized by the Art of Living Foundationwas confirmed in Lagos from August 19 to 21, 2022.

theme “Vibrant Africa: the rising rhythm“, the Festival aims to build a compassionate and harmonious society by bringing the people of the world together in celebration. Through song, dance, meditation and dialogue, participants will share and explore their rich cultural diversity, while honoring the underlying spirit that connects us all as one global family.

Highlighting the essence of this year’s theme, the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankarsaid,

“Today, in a world where there is so much polarity, it is time to unite everyone. We know sport can unite. We know the economy can unite – because when it comes to business, everyone forgets their nationality and culture. Faith also unites, while the first and perhaps the most important is culture. Dance and music can also promote unity and that is what that the Culture Festival 2022 seeks to achieve.

“The Festival will be like an Olympiad for artists; a Cultural Olympiad. Without music and dancing, life could sometimes seem so dry. If we all work in harmony, we can envision a better world for the next generation and live as if we are all one family,” Gurudev concluded.

Scheduled to be hosted at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, the Festival will also mark the 40th anniversary of the Art of Living Foundation. The Foundation is the world’s largest educational and humanitarian organization, with the sole purpose of creating a stress-free and violence-free society by promoting individual well-being and societal development.

Take advantage of local initiatives like ‘I meditate on Africa’ and ‘Voice of Africa’, Art of Living has reached over 2.3 million Africans and united 22 African countries through peace campaigns. The Foundation has taught youth happiness and leadership training programs in Nigeria for over 10 years and impacted thousands of people in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano, Kaduna, Abuja, Enugu and Delta States . In partnership with the University of Lagos, the Foundation launched the Drug-Free Nigeria campaign to educate young people about substance abuse and addiction.

Previous editions of the Culture Festival have brought together presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, dignitaries, spiritual leaders, social activists, artists and people of all races, religions and political positions in a spirit of unity. global and vibrant celebration.
Admission to the Festival is by registration and interested participants are encouraged to visit

About the Art of Living:
Operating in 156 countries, The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar.

All of AOLF’s programs are inspired by Sri Sri’s philosophy of creating world peace through a stress-free and violence-free society. The AOLF has touched over 400 million lives through numerous educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and promote deep inner peace, happiness and well-being in individuals.

About Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar:
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar is a global humanitarian and spiritual leader who has revived the traditions of yoga and meditation that have helped millions achieve personal and social transformation by relieving stress and discovering inner peace in life daily. Named one of ‘India’s Seven Most Powerful People’ by Forbes, he was credited with bringing opposing sides together to facilitate meditation and peace talks in Colombia, Iraq, Ivory Coast and in India.
The 2022 Culture Festival will see Gurudev visit Nigeria for the first time.
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