Yoruba Cultural Center Dallas Celebrates Black History Month

Yoruba Museum Honors Black Americans With "Yorubas In America" Theme
By: Yoruba Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas
 
DALLAS - Feb. 8, 2022 - PRLog -- The Yoruba Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas is celebrating this year's Black History Month with a series of events that explores the cultural and historical link between African Americans and the Yoruba people of West Africa. This week-long celebration includes an Exhibition featuring carefully selected art, historical and cultural artifacts along with a daily presentation of movies, drama, music, drum and dance.

Starting on Saturday, February 19, 2022, running daily until Sunday, February 27, 2022 the events take place in the Center's Yoruba Art and Heritage Museum on 7111 Marvin D. Love Freeway, Suite 209, Dallas, Texas 75237,  in ambience of ground-breaking museum with an outstanding archive of historical artifacts and art works encompassing the mythology and history of the Yoruba people from their mythical progenitor, Oduduwa, to modern Yoruba heroes such as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Wole Soyinka who have made an impact on the world stage.

The Yoruba people are known for their unique and irrepressible culture, which survived 200 years of slavery and colonial domination to give the world unique cultural artifacts like the talking drum, "egungun" masks, modern fashion like "adire" and so-oke" and distinctive food offerings like "moinmoin" and "akara." https://youtu.be/kd5GekE2cg4



In addition to the daily art exhibition, movies, music, drum and dance, visitors will be treated to in-depth discussions of topical themes from four keynote speakers invited for the occasion. These are:  "Yorubas in America" by Oladele Olusanya MD on Saturday, February 19, 4pm; "Virtues of African Womanhood in African American Communities" by Shaaron R. Wheeler on Sunday, February 20, 4pm; "The Spiritual Influence and Practice of Ifa in Black America" by Baba Obahnjoko on Saturday, February 26, 4pm, and "The Influence of African Heritage Growing up in America" by Gosby King Jr, EdD, on Sunday, February 27, 4pm. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-history-month-tickets-...) To kick off this celebration, the Dance and Drama Troupe of the Yoruba Cultural Center will participate in the Black History Month celebration at Cedar Hill Collegiate Preparatory School, Cedar Hill, Texas on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

About The Yoruba Cultural Center
The Yoruba Cultural Center (https://www.yorubacenter.org) is an IRS–designated 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in Dallas, Texas for cultural and educational purposes to promote the history, art and culture of the Yoruba people of West Africa. It hosts an Art and Heritage Museum in addition to a Yoruba language, drum, dance, and drama school. The Center is also an avenue for business meetings, conferences, movie showings, photo-shoots, and other gatherings, shows and festivals. The Center is opens daily to the public.

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Dr. Babatunde Olorunfemi, Vice President
Yoruba Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas
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