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African Oral Traditions in the Americas (part 1 and 2)
Sat, 21 Jan 2017, 15:30 – Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 21:00 GMT
African Oral Traditions in the Americas (part 1 AND part 2)
African Oral Traditions in the Americas will be an educating seminar, along with an open discussion during part 2.
African Oral Tradition in the Americas (part 1) will focus on African Belief systems such as the Orisha, Ifa, Vodu (voodo) in the Caribbean. We will talk about the ways in which the Yoruba, Kikongolese, Dahomey (now Benin Fon ethnic group) have influenced traditions in both Haiti and Cuba, and how these African traditions have helped enslaved Africans rebel against Slavery.
African Oral Tradtitions in the Americas (part 2) will focus on African stories based in Jamaica and among African-Americans such as Bre'r Rabbit, Anancy the Spider and, the Adinkra symbol, Sankofa, plus many others. We will look at the way humour, deception and magical stories were used to both survive, and, rebel againt slavery. We will also look at the ways in which African Stories have adapted to the new needs and experiences of enslaved Africans in the Americas.
This ticket will be to attend BOTH seminars