African Oral Traditions in the Americas (Part One)
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African Oral Traditions in the Americas (Part One)

African Oral Traditions in the Americas (Part One)

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Brunei Gallery SOAS

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African Oral Traditions in the Americas (part 1)

African Oral Traditions in the Americas will be an educating seminar, along with an open discussion during part 2.


AOTA (part 1) will focus on African Belief systems such as the Orisha, Ifa, Vodu (voodo) in the Caribbean. We will talik 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.

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AOTA (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 rebel, and, survive slavery. We will also look at the ways n which African Stories have adapted to the new needs and experience of enslaved Africans in the Americas


You have come across the ticket for ONLY Part I


For BOTH 1 AND 2 - follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/african-oral-traditions-in-the-americas-part-1-and-2-tickets-29559188328


I strongly advise you attend both seminars.

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Brunei Gallery SOAS

Thornhaugh Street

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WC1H 0XG

United Kingdom

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