YAOUNDE BOASTS NEW CULTURAL CENTRE.

Author:Mohamed, Dounia Ben
Position:SPECIAL REPORT: CAMEROON
 
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The seat of the International Centre for Cultural and Artistic Heritage (CIPCA) was inaugurated in Yaounde on 4 April. It aims to become a temple of national and international culture.

"THIS HOUSE, WHICH WE HAVE THE pleasure of inaugurating, is dedicated to the expression of artistic sensuality, of the aesthetic sensibility of the creators of works of art." With these words, Cameroon's minister of arts and culture, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, underlined the mission of the new seat of the International Center for Cultural and Artistic Heritage (CIPCA) in Yaounde at its inauguration on 4 April. It has high ambitions, aiming to become a centre of excellence for artistic expression on a national and international scale.

"Genius has neither frontier nor nationality. It should be a legacy, a prerogative of humanity," said the minister to guests including local artists and representatives of Unesco.

Cultural heritage

The CIPCA, which works for the realisation of cultural projects in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, is run by a group passionate about Cameroonian and international arts and culture. Through projects and meetings, the association forges links between creators, cultural actors, researchers, experts and collaborators sometimes from communities whose cultures are...

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