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This March, the city of Lagos will experience an unforgettable time as the 3-day Taruwa Festival of Performing Arts in Nigeria [TAF] returns for a third edition themed ‘Connecting Passions.

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The festival which debuted in 2013 is back with an assortment of events spread out through 3 days from Wednesday, March 27 to Friday, March 29, 2019 at Alba Lounge, in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The debut edition of the festival, which held in June 2013, garnered rave reviews from a stage adaptation of Bobo Omotayo’s bestselling book London Life Lagos Living, a children’s show, screening of short films, Open Mic Theatre, a mega concert, and the final closing ‘Ankara Ball’; a grand evening of amazing performances and fine dining.

The second edition of the festival was a 4day cocktail of events telling the Nigerian and African story through Music, Spoken word, literature, dance, fashion, a workshop and the stage production of the play ‘The Engagement’ by award-winning Author, Sefi Atta.

With two successful festivals in the bag and a 5-year break, TARUWA FESTIVAL returns for an exciting 2019 edition, featuring Panels, Conversations, Workshops, Live Interviews and Performances in Music, spoken word, dance, and more

Dates: Wednesday, March 27 – Friday, March 29, 2019.

Venue: Alba Lounge, Anifowoshe Street, Off Kofo Abayomi/Adeola Odeku, V.I, Lagos

For Tickets and more information, log on to www.taruwafest.org

Check out photos from the last edition in 2014 below:


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Wana Udobang doing Spoken Word

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Aramide thrilling the audience

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Bassey Ikpi

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