Cameroon - Cultural festival in honor of St Cecilia at the "Sant’Agostino" Salesian Theologate
Nkol'Afeme, Cameroon - November 2021 - On 21 November the Salesians of the "St. Augustine" Theological Studentate invited all the Salesian communities and neighboring religious communities to celebrate the Musical and Cultural Festival in honor of the patroness of sacred music and musicians, St Cecilia. The Salesian Formation house has 52 Salesians from 15 countries, and the diversity of cultures guaranteed the success and variety of the program. The event began with a brief presentation of the life of Saint Cecilia and her contribution to the world of religious music and musicians. The Rector of the community, Fr Rigobert Fumtchum, declared the program open, quoting the famous phrase of Don Bosco: "A Salesian house without music is like a body without a soul". During the evening, songs, dances, skits, traditional folklore and entertaining cultural performances were presented. Finally, some groups exhibited their musical talents with guitar, drums, flute, piano, saxophone, trumpet, and other traditional instruments.