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When the slave boats docked in the Americas, Cuba and the Caribbean, hundreds of cultures and religions came with the Africans but only one survived the plantations. To date, the most pronounced African Culture of the Diasporas remains the culture of the Yoruba. From Brazil to Trinidad, the United States to Cuba, Haiti and the entire Caribbean, this West African culture dominates all other Cultures of Africa and could be said to have survived the plantations for hundreds of years. Bigger Than Africa follows the trans-Atlantic slave trade route from West Africa to six different countries-- USA, Nigeria, Brazil, Republic of Benin, Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba-- to explore and find reasons for the survival of this particular West African Culture.
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LUMUMBA is a gripping epic that dramatizes for the first time the rise and fall of legendary African leader Patrice Lumumba. When the Congo declared its independence from Belgium in 1960, the 36-year-old, self-educated Lumumba became the first Prime Minister of the newly independent state.
39 Views · 1 year ago
Ojukokoro tells the story of what happens when a broke manager in a money laundering petrol station, decides to rob the petrol station that employs him but along this journey finds out that there are different kinds of criminals that are also interested in the same cash.
31 Views · 1 year ago
Observational documentary series that explores inherited knowledge and the meaning of tradition, master craftsmanship and artistic processes in three African cultures.
Dorze House- In the remote highlands of southern Ethiopia, a village community works together to weave a traditional bamboo house.
Kora- In his Dakar studio, craftsman Seydou Kane makes a kora from scratch. The kora is the principal instrument of the griot, a caste of west African musicians and oral historians.
Maasai Wedding Necklace- For the Maasai people of the Great Rift Valley, beaded jewellery is of great ceremonial significance. Jane Semanto, a master bead maker, crafts a traditional Maasai wedding necklace.