An Example of Igbo Dances
IGBO HISTORY: 1929 ABA WOMEN'S RIOTS
5 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE BIAFRA-NIGERIA WAR
60s Rock-Legend Jimi Hendrix at the height of his career in 1968 performed at a Biafra war benefit show in Manhattan along with 60s folk singer Joan Baez. Both artists performed free of charge in order to raise money for refugees of the Biafra-Nigeria Civil war. Photo Joan Baez and Jimi Hendrix chat between acts at a Biafran Relief Benefit. https://www.theguardian.com
The Biafran side largely engineered and manufactured their own weaponry. They received only non-political Joint Church Aid assistance. Nigeria, on the other hand was aided by both Russia (then the Soviet Union), and the North-Atlantic Alliance (particularly Nigeria’s former colonial master, Britain)—as well as by much of Muslim North Africa, with Egyptian pilots flying Russian-made MIGs against the breakaway enclave which had no air force of its own.
During the war between 500,000 3,000,000 refugees fled the county.
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100 NAMES OF ANIMALS IN CENTRAL IGBO (with Audio)
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WHERE TO LEARN AFRICAN LANGUAGES IN LONDON
It’s often said that “Language is the road map of a culture”.
When you learn a language, you learn the essence of a people. Tonal languages in particular (which many African languages are) require you to have a nuanced and astute approach to receiving and sharing sounds.
As the world continues to globalise, in the coming decades many of the over 6000 languages currently spoken will be rendered extinct. As a language enthusiast and a lover of cultures I find this terrifying. Language is not only a person’s tool to communicate, it’s the code to a long history of a people’s experiences, emotions and understandings, which holds in it an abundance of knowledge and a unique interpretation of the world.
With that said, below is a short directory of establishments that offer different African language courses in London.
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LEARN IGBO IN LONDON
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OKWU ID directory: https://okwuid.com/2017/10/23/where-to-learn-igbo-in-london/
LEARN YORUBA IN LONDON:
Classes Hosted by Next Generation Naijas
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/next-generation-naijas-17676190219 (Eventbrite page)
Courses on Meet UP: https://www.meetup.comhttps://www.meetup.com/NextGenNaijas//Yoruba-Lesons/
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