Africa in April


Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival

 

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The 23rd Annual Africa in April Celebration held in Memphis, TN will take place April 16-19, 2009 in Robert R. Church Park in downtown Memphis. This year’s featured country is The Republic of Mauritania. 

I will definitely be in attendance. I love going out to the festival each year and viewing and purchasing the beautiful paintings, handmade jewelry, clothing, handbags and a host of other rarities. The smell of the delicate incense fills the air along with the great food being prepared by the country’s natives.  The music is vibrant and flowing through the festival by way of the breezes from the Mississippi River. This is an event for the entire family. It is an opportunity for those young and old to get a glimpse of Africa and its major significance to African Americans.

“If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.”
-Margaret Mead

This video has footage of past Africa in Aprica festivals —> Africa in April, Memphis, TN

Here is more information on the featured country of The Republic of Mauritania

National Geographic – Mauritania

Business Africa.net – The Islamic Republic of Mauritania

I also found this blog on Blogger that has good info on The Republic of Mauritania and some beautiful photos of the country –> Saharan Vibe – Mauritania

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  1. WONDERFUL! We Blacks must get to know our TRUE Culture! We must begin to act like who we really are! African Culture is the greatest culture in the World and the Mother of all world cultures! When we are stuck in white countries we must seek our African culture were ever it is! Have you visited the Yoruba Village founded by Blackamerikkkans in South Carolina,Oyotunji? Search it out on the net! BACK TO AFRICA:CULTURALLY,SPIRITUALLY,MORALLY AND PHYSICALLY(IF ONLY FOR A VISIT TO THE MOTHERLAND!)
    Your Sister who 3l years ago went BACK TO AFRICA TO RAISE HER CHILDREN AS PROPER YORUBAS! (FROM Lawrence,Kansas you dig!)
    Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade
    yeyeolade.wordpress.com

  1. April 24th, 2009

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