Culture

Remembering Fela 20 Years Later

Music is an integral part of human culture that entails deliberate arrangement of sounds in particular way to achieve a specific kind of sounds with melodious or rhythmic effect. Music can be a great source of pleasure, a carrier of great message, a reminder of the past or a vehicle to express people’s aspirations, desires… Continue reading Remembering Fela 20 Years Later

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Africa, Culture

The Dogon and the Extra-ordinary knowledge of the Universe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0oiYB5JQAg One the most amazing sources of evidence of our ancestors coming from the stars is the history of the Dogon Tribe of Africa. There are between 400,000 and 800,000 Dogon in a remote civilization in the central plateau region of Mali in Africa. The Dogon culture is known for its detailed, meaningful art and… Continue reading The Dogon and the Extra-ordinary knowledge of the Universe.

Culture

ORAL TRADITION

ORAL TRADITION In African societies, oral tradition is the method in which history, stories, folktales and religious beliefs are passed on from generation to generation. Webster's dictionary defines "oral" as, "spoken rather than written," and it defines the word "tradition" as, "transmittal of elements of a culture from one generation to another especially by oral… Continue reading ORAL TRADITION

Africa, African Economy, Culture, Leadership, Politics

Book of the Month- Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State

Interview With Chiekh Anta Diop by Carlos Moore Africa's Political Unity AFRISCOPE: Since the early 1960's the African Continent has shown itself to be coup prone. How do you account for the growing political instability of African regimes? DIOP: I had foreseen the 'South-Americanization' of the African continent and in my work, Les Fondaments culturels,… Continue reading Book of the Month- Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State

Culture, Politics

Fela: Colonial Mentality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usnznJZ0XvA Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, means "the one who emanates greatness, who carries death in his quiver and who cannot be killed by human entity". Fela was a African musical icon, political activist as well as a Pan-Africanist who advocated for good governance and cultural resuscitation of Africa. In this video Fela talks about "Colonial Mentality" that… Continue reading Fela: Colonial Mentality

Culture

The Yoruba World

BY HENRY JOHN DREWAL, JOHN PEMBERTON III, AND ROWLAND ABIODUN The Yoruba World The Yoruba speaking peoples of Nigeria and the Popular Republic of Benin, together with their countless descendants in other parts of Africa and the Americas, have made remarkable contributions to world civilization. Their urbanism is ancient and legendary, probably dating to A.D.… Continue reading The Yoruba World