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  • Get to Know More About the Master Beaders of Africa
    December 30, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    Get to Know More About the Master Beaders of Africa

    The Story and History Behind Traditional Ndebele and Maasai Beaded Jewelry   The vibrant and beautiful Ndebele and Massai beadworks have an incredible history and meaning. The beadworks are used to create accessories like necklaces, bracelets, pendants, anklets, belts, sandals,...

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  • JuJu Hats: The Pride of the Bamileke Tribe
    December 15, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    JuJu Hats: The Pride of the Bamileke Tribe

      The Juju Hat is a traditional feather headdress that originates from the Grassfields region of Cameroon. For centuries, the Bamileke tribes created the Juju hats for their tribal chiefs, royal families, and luminaries to wear during tribal ceremonies. Palace...

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  • The Making of the Bamileke Tables and Stools
    November 16, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    The Making of the Bamileke Tables and Stools

        The Bamileke Tribe lives within the larger cultural region known collectively as the Cameroon Grasslands. Although the Bamileke people share artistic traditions with the Bamum and Kom neighbors, they produce works with distinct characteristics. As a result, the...

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  • Wakanda Celebration: A Day of Cultural Unity
    October 7, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    Wakanda Celebration: A Day of Cultural Unity

        The Wakanda Celebration, an African celebration in Mount Vernon, has been held in early September since 2018. Every single year brings with it a different experience, and this year was no exception. The Celebration, which has become one...

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  • A Cultural Escape in the Heart of Mount Vernon
    September 30, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    A Cultural Escape in the Heart of Mount Vernon

    Wakanda Celebration: Arts, Culture, Music, and Fashion in Mount Vernon, NY   A live event in Mount Vernon, hosting performances from some of the best African artists in the diaspora. With spectators reveling in moments of great festivity while perceiving...

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  • Wakanda Celebration: A Vehicle for Pan African Consciousness
    August 26, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    Wakanda Celebration: A Vehicle for Pan African Consciousness

    As a socio-cultural movement, Pan-Africanism is an ideology of African unity based on affirming Africa as a place of belonging, both physically and psychologically. Pan-Africanist thought offers critical and more refined insights into the intersecting and interlinked experiences of Africans....

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  • Luangisa Wakanda Wearable Art Show
    August 17, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    Things to See and Do at the Wakanda Celebration

    The Wakanda Celebration is the event on everyone’s to-do list this September! Here is what to expect at the Wakanda Celebration taking place on the 4th of September:      Experience the Luangisa Wakanda Wearable Art Show  One of the major...

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