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Warrior Queen: The Great Asante Queenmother Yaa Asantewaa

Ekiah Productions – Warrior Queen from Bowstring Studios on Vimeo.

Warrior Queen, a short by Ekiah Productions, tells the story of the great Asante Queenmother Yaa Asantewaa who led her people into battle against the British.

Australia: The Aboriginal People

Living the Language Last Modified: 18 Apr 2012 07:18 Aljazeera

Australia, which was once home to 200 languages, now suffers from the highest rate of language extinction in the world.

Australia suffers from the highest rate of language extinction in the world. Once home to more than 200 languages spoken by the indigenous inhabitants […]

“Memory is the Active Agent of Collective Social Progress”: Randall Robinson on His New Novel Makeda

Makeda On the eve of the Civil Rights movement, while struggling to survive the emotional vacuum of his family, young Gray March escapes into the safe and magical world of his grandmother Makeda’s tiny parlor. There his life is transformed by his visits to the aging matriarch, a woman blind since birth but who […]

Last member of 65,000-year-old tribe dies, taking one of world’s earliest languages to the grave

Last member of 65,000-year-old tribe dies, taking one of world’s earliest languages to the grave By ANNY SHAW Last updated at 1:09 AM on 10th February 2010

Boa Sr, who died last week aged about 85, was the last native of the Andaman Islands who was fluent in Bo

The last member of a […]

The Kromanti Language of the Jamaican Maroons

This video documents the disappearing languages of the Eastern Maroons of Moore Town, Jamaica. The languages are (i) Kromanti, a language variety related to the Akan language cluster of West Africa, and (ii) Uol Taim Patwa or ‘Maroon Spirit Language’, a very archaic form of English-lexicon Creole, similar in many ways to the Creole […]

Languages Grew From A Seed in Africa

Phonetic Clues Hint Language Is Africa-Born By NICHOLAS WADE Published: April 14, 2011 in New York Times A researcher analyzing the sounds in languages spoken around the world has detected an ancient signal that points to southern Africa as the place where modern human language originated.

The finding fits well with the evidence from fossil […]

Soul Boy | Independent African Film | Kibera Nairobi, Kenya

SOUL BOY – A STORY OF AFRICAN FILM MAKING

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A Language, Not Quite Spanish, With African Echoes

A dance troupe performed at an annual drum festival in San Basilio de Palenque. Palenquero was strongly influenced by the Kikongo language of Congo and Angola, and by Portuguese, the language of traders who brought African slaves to Cartagena in the 17th century. Kikongo-derived words like ngombe (cattle) and ngubá (peanut) remain in use […]

San Basilio de Palenque: African Tradition in Colombia

On the Colombian Caribbean Coast, at a distance of one hour from the city of Cartagena, between mountains and swamps, there is a place where, in spite of the passage of time, its inhabitants live guided by African customs, traditions and rites, just as their ancestors did several centuries ago.

This place, known […]

ORIKI: A documentary by Femi Odugbemi

PART 1 Find more videos like this on Adiama Network: Carrying on the Tradition For the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria and a lot of cultures across Africa, a name is more than a moniker or a means of differentiating one person from another. It is a serious and time-honored means of giving a newborn child […]