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Artistic elements in the Rivers State Carnival: An emblemic attraction for tourism promotion

EW Okachi

Abstract


Many State Governments in Nigeria have taken to the hosting of carnivals as a means of encouraging tourism promotion, job and wealth creation, provision of social amenities and infrastructural development. In hosting these events various groups and troupes are invited to participate. Amongst these groups are various masquerade groups, dance troupes, comedians and local government areas floats. These floats host sculptures and other artistic elements. This paper is a documentation and analysis of the artistic elements in the carnival of the Rivers State of Nigeria.

Keywords: Arts, artistic, elements, carnival




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