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Obscura Day 2016 Call For Participation On The Continent

Atlas Obscura is looking for Obscura Day events on the continent.

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Obscura Day 2016 is coming up Saturday, April 16th. For the fifth year in a row, participants around the globe will join Atlas Obscura in hosting and attending their own “unusual, wondrous, and curious” real-life expeditions throughout the world. Last year over 3,2000 people took part in 160 special adventures, tours, and exhibitions in 39 states, 20 countries and 6 continents.

In Accra, Obscura Day attendees joined Eric Adjetey Anang, grandson of the famous Ghanaian coffin designer Kane Kwei and manager of the Kane Kwei Workshop, to discover the history and artistry behind Ghana’s celebrated art coffins. That same day in Johannesburg, participants toured the Gardens of Soweto. And over in Detroit, some joined visual artist, curator and historian Olayami Dabls at the Mbad African Bead Museum to explore the history of African bead culture.


The folks at Atlas Obscura are currently looking for events on the continent. It’s a great way to get people interested in your creative work and endeavors and it’s also a cool opportunity to share what’s unique about your scene.

All you need to do to host your own Obscura Day event is sign up here. If you have any questions, email Atlas Obscura Director of Events Megan Roberts at megan@atlasobscura.com.

Be sure to let us know about your events and we’ll spread the word on Okayafrica.

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