The Annual Igbo Worldwide Festival Of Arts, Language And Culture Holds August 11 to August 12 At The Igbo Landing Site, Georgia, USA
The 2023 edition of the annual Igbo Worldwide Festival of The Arts, Language and Culture will hold between August 11 to August 12, 2023 at Seldon Park, 100 Genoa Martin Dr Brunswick, Georgia 31520 USA. The event which will feature Igbo Landing at St. Simons Island, Georgia USA, will showcase the cultural values of the Igbo people around the world.
The Council of Igbo States in Americas (CISA) in a statement made available to NjenjeMediaNews, invites all lovers of the Arts, Language and Culture to the festival says the event will hold at Seldon Park, 100 Genoa Martin Dr. Brunswick, Georgia 31520 USA, close to the historic Igbo Landing.
Igbo Landing is the historic site at Dunbar Creek on St Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia, USA. According to CISA, this is the site where in 1803, Igbo captives from West Africa revolted while on a ship in Dunbar creek and decided to walk back into the water and drown rather than begin life in America without their freedom. This site holds a symbolic importance to Igbo people and African American society as a powerful story of resistance against enslavement.
CISA says attendees will be privileged to meet the Gullah Geechee community – the descendants of West and Central Africans (predominantly Igbos) who were brought to the southeastern states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The Gullah Geechee people are known for preserving more of their African cultural heritage than any other African American community in the United States.
On Friday, the opening day of the event, there will be a round table discussion and presentations by the academicians and traditionalists on Igbo Agenda. Several Igbo umbrella organizations will be represented. On the next day, there will be a naming ceremony and reconnection with our DNA-tested and proven African Americans whose ancestors came from Igboland.
Notable Royal Majesties from the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones in Nigeria are usually in attendance at this annual event along with some Igbo traditional title holders and Nollywood celebrities. The event will also feature a variety of cultural activities such as traditional dance, music, art, fashion, literature, and cuisine.
The 2023 Igbo Worldwide Festival of The Arts, Language and Culture will be hosted by the Council of Igbo States in the Americas (CISA). It will be the 11th and 12th edition of the annual event.
The festival is expected to bring together thousands of Igbo people from around the world to celebrate and learn about their culture and heritage. The event will also provide a platform for Igbo people to network and meet other members of the Igbo community.
The 2023 Igbo Worldwide Festival of The Arts, Language and Culture is an excellent opportunity for all lovers of the Igbo culture and heritage to come together and celebrate the richness of Igbo history and culture. It promises to be an event to be remembered for many years to come.