Posts tagged with ‘Festivals’

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    Festival Carnaval de São Vincente

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    It is not hard to see the Brazilian influence in the Carnaval de São Vincente. The Portuguese discovered the islands…

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    Wika, Carnival, Windhoek

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    Located in the Khomas Highland plateau area at 1,700 meters above sea…

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    Mekatilili Wa Menza Festival, Kenya: In Honor of a Heroine

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    Every society has its hero. An individual who has exhibited a certain quality which the society recognizes as being exemplary…

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    The Vibes of 2016 Voodoo Festival

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    Africa is blessed with rich cultural diversity, little wonder why on this continent; there is always a reason to party;…

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    Voodoo: A Religion Born in Africa

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    Hope you were in Bénin République to witness the national Voodoo day. If you didn’t you can check it out…

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    Famadihana, Madagascar: A Feast for the Dead

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    Among many African tribes and in some other parts of the world, there is a strong reverence for the dead,…

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    Festival Eritrea: Born In the Diaspora

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    Eritrea shares quite a lot of similarities with her older sister, Ethiopia in spite of the frosty relationship between both…

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    Ma Dengn Beach Festival: A Coming Together

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    Freetown is one of West Africa’s most alluring capitals. Lively and calm, Sierra Leone’s largest city has a slew of…

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    Festival International de Musique Symphonique d’El Jem: A Culture of Life

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    Music has a way of affecting people and influencing moods. Such is the magnetic pull that even without lyrics, or…

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    Abissa Festival: The True Carnival

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    Carnivals are quite popular in several parts of the world and the influence has often been associated with the Caribbean…

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    Festival Meskel, Ethiopia: Finding the True Cross

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    The month of September is an important month of celebrations in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian celebrations that falls within this month…

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    Hermanus Whale Festival

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    There is an event that everyone in Hermanus look forward to. It is a time when thousands of festival-goers troop…

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    FESPACO, Ouagadougou: The African Oscars

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    “In the 1960’s we decided to show the outside world that Africa has its own civilization, its own culture. We…

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    Ẹyọ Festival, Lagos: Memories from my childhood

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    I was in primary school when I first witnessed the Ádámu Òríșà play, popularly referred to as the Ẹyọ masquerade…

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    Gerewol Festival,Niger: A Male Beauty Contest

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    A parade of cultural costumes with basic introductions. Swimsuit category follows, and finally an evening wear segment. Elimination of participants…

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    Festival DIMAJAZZ – For Peace, For Freedom

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    Inaugurated in 2003, the Constantine International Jazz Festival, popularly referred to as DIMAJAZZ is the initiative of Limma Musical Association…

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    Defining Sights at 2015 Osun-Osogbo Festival

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    Osogbo, Western Nigeria, stood still as the Osun-Osogbo Festival took centre stage in the city on August 21st. Thundering drumbeat…

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    Enugu New Yam Festival

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    August, September and October are three special months in the Igbo cultural calendar. Each year, thousands of Igbo sons and…

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    Sights and Colours at the 2015 Ojude Oba Festival

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    It was a gathering of who is whom in Ijebuland at the 2015 Ojude Oba festival as Ijebu indigenes home…

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    ERE FESTIVAL 2015 – A CELEBRATION OF CULTURAL EXCELLENCE

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    For nine days, all roads will lead to the great Oge Kingdom in Okeagbe – Akoko, Ondo state, South-west Nigeria.…

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    Saint Louis International Jazz Festival: Celebrating Tunes

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    Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to…

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    Highlights of The Great Badagry Festival 2015

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    As I grew up, I added Badagry to my bucket list and I finally got the chance to visit this…

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    Koriteh: The Feast After the Fast, Gambia

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    Some of the most elaborate and colorful festivals are often tied around religion, or religious activities. As it were, such…

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    FESPACO : A Tale from Ouagadougou

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    The Game Burkina Faso was not among African leading footballing nations, until it almost shocked the world at the grand…

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