Anguilla, BWI (February 23 2016): Anguillan Reggae Band, British Dependency will perform at the 9th edition of the African Performing Arts Market (MASA), to be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire March 5-12, 2016.
Created in 1993 by the Intergovernmental Agency of the Francophonie, the Festival of the Arts Market for African Performing (MASA) focuses on African performing arts (theater, music and dance) held every 2 years in Abidjan. Because of the crisis in Cote d’Ivoire, Masa was canceled between 2007 and 2014. Under the theme “Reinventing the Performing Arts” the festival will feature more than 2,000 groups and artists. Africa News writes, “The festival has in the past been attended by thousands of enthusiastic supporters in the Ivorian capital and has become an important feat that showcases the creation of a contemporary African event.”
The Band’s manager, Davon Carty states, “We are honored to have been invited to perform at such an important and esteemed event. The fact that we will be sharing a stage for some of the world’s most talented acts from the region is just mind-boggling. We are looking forward to performing and doing what we do best.”