The historical event finally became a reality on the 11th June 2010 when at about 16:08 CEST the kick-off whistle was blown for the first FIFA Soccer World Cup game on the African soil. All those who doubted the competence of Africans to organize such a huge event discarded their doubts and joined several thousands in rejoicing and celebrating. The celebration began on the eve of the event with live concerts including renowned African and international music artists; Hugh Masekela, Freshlyground, Lira, Angelique Kidjo, Alicia Keys, John Legend, K’Naan and Shakira among others. The opening ceremony presented a fantastic colorful show that depicted the richness of African culture in its purest form without cliché.
Dady Mimbo welcomed early visitors to the 22nd Africa festival in Wuerzburg with trance music from Cameroon before the official opening ceremony . In order to keep the visitors in festive mood and give a taste of what could be expected in the next festival days, his performance was followed by the South African music artist Zivaduma that provided entertaining mixture of percussion and pop music.
Nowadays supplementary food commercials tend to imply high-tech products by high-tech professionals from high-tech manufacturing plants. Well, let us give the commercials benefit of the doubt. Take a look around you and you will see non-humans that are experts in high-tech food production. One of these experts is the honey bee. The honey bee gathers sweet materials including nectar from plants to synthesize a complex product that no food manufacturer has been able to replicate; honey.
The nature has provided us with wonderful products that could be used for our well-being. This fact cannot be denied. Generations of chemists, biologists and specialists in related professions have been working hard in laboratories to reproduce chemical and biological compounds that the nature has selectively created and refined to perfection. One of these natural products namely shea butter, is derived from the nut of magnifolia (shea) tree found in Central and West Africa.
The next Africa Festival Wuerzburg will take place from 21st till 24th May 2010. The international Africa festival is arguably the largest of its kind in Europe with over 100.000 visitors in 2009.