Mayor of Dallas Launches YorubaFest 2022 to celebrate Yoruba History and Culture
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Exhibition of Food, Dance and Drama in Dallas. Texas Celebrates Yoruba Cultural Heritage

DALLAS - eMusicWire -- The Yoruba people, normally domiciled on the West coast of Africa, are known for their unique and irrepressible culture, which in the last 200 years survived slavery and colonial domination and has given the world such unique cultural artifacts as the talking drum, "egungun" masks, modern fashion like "adire" and "aso-oke," and distinctive food offerings such as "moinmoin". The annual YorubaFest in Dallas, Texas, is organized by the non-profit Yoruba Cultural Center Dallas Inc, to highlight and promote the arts, music, and culture of the great Yoruba people. This year's two-day event, to be launched by Mayor Eric Lynn Johnson of Dallas on Saturday August 13, 2022, enjoys the royal patronage of the worldwide custodian of Yoruba culture and heritage, His Royal Highness Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. The Ooni of Ife's delegation will include eminent Yoruba royalty and chieftains. This festival - a combination of outdoor and indoor activities - will center around the Yoruba Art and Heritage Museum on 7111 Marvin D Love Freeway, Suite 209, Dallas, Texas 75237. (https://youtu.be/pR6mcIlixaU)



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The Opening Ceremony will include a tour of the ground-breaking museum which houses an archive of historical artifacts and original art that takes the visitor on a unique journey into the mythology and history of the Yoruba people from their ancient progenitor, Oduduwa, to modern heroes of the Yoruba race. These include stories and images of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the music legend, Wole Soyinka, the first African Nobel Laureate in Literature, and sports stars Akeem Olajuwon and Kareem Abdual Jabbar, whose grandmother spoke Yoruba until her death.

Saturday, August 13, 2022, afternoon will host Kim O Summer 2022 Ankara Collection, an haute couture Fashion Show featuring contemporary African-themed designs before a select audience of fashion connoisseurs from all over America (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yorubafest-2022-dallas-celebration-of-yoruba-culture-tickets-312745840227). Yorubafest 2022 will also celebrate selected aspects of Yoruba culture with food, drumming, poetry reading, drama and dance. Highlights will include the appearance of "Egungun Koluso" and performances by "AFRO CULTURE," "CHORAL CULTURE" and "IJUBA," the authentic music band, youth chorus and theater group of the Yoruba Cultural Center.

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About the Yoruba Cultural Center

The Yoruba Cultural Center (https://www.yorubacenter.org) is a 501(c)3 IRS–designated not-for-profit organization established in Dallas, Texas for cultural, artistic, and educational activities that promote the history, art and cultural heritage of the Yoruba people of West Africa.

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Dr. Oyinkansola Jinadu
***@gmail.com


Source: Yoruba Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas

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