Taruwa Festival Returns to Light up Lagos with 3 Days of Music, Spoken word, Theatre, Panels, Conversations and more.
This March, the city of Lagos will experience an unforgettable 3 days as Taruwa Festival of Performing Arts in Nigeria [TAF] returns for a third edition themed ‘Connecting Passions. 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
Taruwa Festival is proudly supported by The British council, Accelerate TV, Art for a Reason Africa, Show Gear, Zamari Tv, Farabale, The Sole Adventurer, Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria [SPAN], OlorisuperGal, and SYN City.
ABOUT TARUWA FESTIVAL
TARUWA FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS IN NIGERIA (TAF) is an annual performing
arts event which holds in Lagos, Nigeria for three or four days and presents ground breaking
work in Performing Arts (Theater, Music, Comedy, Spoken Word, Dance and Fashion)
focusing on Nigeria and Africa, but also including the global artist. The festival expands
the horizons of Nigerian artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending,
multi-disciplined, impressive and original.
As we present our 3rd edition, we have designed an exciting line up of events to include
a theatre production, a music concert, and a festival of shorts (Short Film Screenings)
amongst other exciting events.
The Festival showcases international, African and local (Nigerian) artists, mixing them
together in an alchemy that will inspire audiences, invigorate artists, stimulate the industry
and forge productive relationships around the globe.
TARUWA (a Hausa word meaning ‘gathering’), is a monthly gathering of artistic and intellectual minds, which creates a platform for artistes to express themselves in a comfortable setting.
On a typical TARUWA evening, we have poets, vocalists, instrumentalists, spoken word artistes and various forms of art on display. TARUWA has been home and a watering ground to several Nigerian artistes including MI Abaga, Jesse Jags, Djinee, Bassey Ikpi of Def Poetry, Wana Wana, Titi Sonuga, Efe Paul, Omawumi, Ruby Gyang, Aramide, Femi Leye, Bez Idakula and a lot more. We have had performances and guest appearances from artistes like Timi Dakolo, Sound Sultan, Segun Arinze, Funmi Iyanda, Adekunle Gold, Ufuoma Macdermot, OC Ukeje, Akah nnani, A’rese Emokpae (to mention a few). Now in its 11th year, TARUWA has gathered a combined audience of over fifteen thousand people and has staged over a hundred and fifty shows.