Mourning for Félix Nassi (Benin)
A good friend and member of the World Choir Council passed away
INTERKULTUR is mourning for Mr. Félix Nassi, representative of the West African country of Benin in the World Choir Council. He passed away on December 10, 2021 after a serious disease.
As a member of the INTERKULTUR World Choir Council, Félix Nassi always supported the Choral Olympic movement and shared the idea of the World Choir Games in the choral communities throughout Africa.
Félix Nassi was one of the first that come in an international level of choral music in Africa. In his home country Benin he was an institution of choral music and always active for let the choirs grow in numbers and quality.
He was the conductor of the choir and orchestra of the University of Abomey-Calavi, the principal public university in Benin and founder and director of several choirs, among them the Children’s Choir of Benin. Further, he created the festival “Les Rencontres Polyphoniques du Bénin“ and he was a sought-after international guest conductor and lecturer.
INTERKULTUR and the World Choir Council have lost a committed and active member that will be missed sorely at its future meetings. INTERKULTUR expresses its sincere condolences to his family, friends and beloved ones.