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AFROCROWD WIKIPEDIA WORKSHOPS This Weekend!

AFROCROWD WIKIPEDIA WORKSHOPS TO LAUNCH DURING BLACK WIKI HISTORY MONTH WEEKEND NEW YORK, NY — January 25, 2014 — Announcing AfroCROWD Intro to Wikimedia and How to Edit Wikipedia  workshops at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons  on February 7th and 8th.   Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of […]

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The Nollywood Diaspora Film Series presents: CULTURAL CONFIDENCE

What is CULTURAL CONFIDENCE ? from Nollywood Diaspora on Vimeo. The Nollywood Diaspora Film Series is pleased to present it’s second annual forum, themed Cultural Confidence: Acquiring and negotiating authentic cultural identity in a globalized world. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nigeria and 54 years of Nigerian independence, NDFS will […]

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Spring Clinic & Summer Session

We’re doing something a little different this year. The Summer Intensive will be a combination of the Spring Clinic–two Saturday clinics for 8 hours each–and a weekly class from June 16 to August 28. The clinics will take place on June 7 and June 14. By attending both, you will be introduced to–or complete a […]

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Yoruba Traditional Marriage Ceremony: A Step by Step Account

  Today, we are talking weddings. That union between two people from different backgrounds and orientations coming together in love to build a home and choose to become one. Universally, a wedding is one of the most important events in one’s life. In Africa, marriages are seen as a union not between two people, but […]

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Photos: Nollywood Study Break NYU

We recently co-hosted the Nollywood Study Break with IrokoTv, MediAfritiQ and Gbenga Akinnagbe’s Liberated People at the NYU School of Journalism. The event was well attended–students, professors and the public–with a bit of Yoruba art exhibited, Yoruba music by Laolu Senbanjo; a screening of “Tango With Me”, featuring Genevieve Nnaji and of course a delicious […]

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Photos: Ake Arts & Book Festival in Abeokuta

The first annual Ake Arts & Book Festival took place in Abeokuta this Fall, with support from our non-profit umbrella, Exodus to Africka. It was an exciting time to see the best of Nigerian and international writers, artists, performers, actors, legends. Wole Soyinka headlined the event and participants spent quality time learning about Yoruba land […]

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Photos: “Nollywood at 20”

On October 12, 2013, fans of Nigerian Cinema joined us at the Studio Museum of Harlem to celebrate Nollywood’s 20th anniversary and create a new platform for advanced film-making out of Nigeria. Because YCI students rely heavily on film for their Yoruba study, it is crucial that we see more world-class films become available for […]

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Photos: Mother of George Film Premiere

[tabs slidertype=”images” fx=”slide”] [imagetab width=”700″ height=””]http://yorubaculturalinstitute.org/main/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/TopeFolarin.jpg[/imagetab] [/tabs] Andrew Dosunmu once again gave us an incredible film. This one was better than the last though, in that this film featured so much Yoruba language dialogue. The cast was present for the sold-out premiere along with NYC’s Nigerian film aficionados. Enjoy!