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With Nigerians making up a large group of West Africans, who call Hackney home, it’s only fitting a festival celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Yoruba people should take place in in the borough. So you can imagine my excitement, when I heard The Festival of Yoruba Arts would be held in Stoke Newington.
Yoruba’s hail from the Western part of Nigeria…their native language is well … yoruba… of course.
People will experience traditional Bata drummers, dancers, singers, masquerades, jesters, arts and crafts exhibitions, workshops, presentations, Yoruba cuisine and live performances from across traditional and contemporary Yoruba culture.
There will be live performances from the London Lucumi Choir, (Cuba) London School of Capoeira(Brazil) Ayan and the Oduduwa talking drummers(Nigeria), Juju music from Diya Ojo (London), Afrobeat music from Dele Sosimi and the afro beat vibrations (Lagos/London), Yoruba Jazz from Kevin Haynes (Trinidad) and many more artists, whose music and performance art derive its origins and roots in Yoruba culture and tradition.
Don’t miss the music, dancing, performances, masquerades and much more. Experience Yoruba Arts and Culture in traditional and contemporary arts forms.
DATE: SATURDAY 7TH AUGUST 2010
VENUE: CLISSOLD PARK, GREEN LANES LONDON N16
TIME: 12.00PM TO 22.00PM
Hackney Hive founder, publisher and contributor. Hackneyite and all round Girl Friday, who couldn't wait to leave Hackney and London behind her. After hitching her wagon in California, Texas, New Orleans for 18 years, and with a brief spell in Mexico, the prodigal daughter returned home. There are unconfirmed murmurings she is once again getting wanderlust fever.
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