- Created on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 06:45
Art Exhibition - Shifting the Paradigm: The Art of George Edozie
Reception at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)
December 2, 2014 from 7 – 9 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA), South Florida’s oldest and only museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, will kick off Art Basel week in Miami with a thought provoking exhibition featuring contemporary artist, George Edozie.
- Created on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 05:52
His Majesty, lgwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, CFR, MNI, Obi of Onitsha
His Majesty, lgwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, was born in Onitsha Nigeria in 1941. Onitsha is located in the state of Anambra in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. After earning his BA in Chemistry from Stanford and an MBA from Columbia, he enjoyed a 30-year career with the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, where he was appointed to the board of directors and managed of the Eastern Division of the company which was responsible for the production of one-quarter of Nigeria’s s oil output (500,000 barrels per day).
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Ethiopia: The Origin of Coffee
Adapted from Selamta, The In-Flight Magazine of Ethiopian Airlines
Edited By Professor Nkiru Nzegwu
Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, is the original home of the coffee (arabica) plant. Kaffa, the province in the south-western highlands where they first blossomed, gave its name to coffee. The formal cultivation and use of coffee as a beverage began early in the 9th century. Prior to that, coffee trees grew wild in the forests of Kaffa, and may in the region were familiar with the berries and the drink. According to Ethiopia’s ancient history, an Abyssinian goatherd, Kaldi, who lived around AD 850, discovered coffee. He observed his goats prancing excitedly and bleating loudly after chewing the bright red berries that grew on some green bushes nearby. Kaldi tried a few berries himself, and soon felt a sense of elation. He filled his pockets with the berries and ran home to announce his discovery. At his wife’s suggestion, he took the berries to the Monks in the monastery near Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile River.
- Created on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 05:04
Africa House is a beautifully restored 6500 sq ft multipurpose, multidimensional site for art, culture and education focusing on Africa and the African diaspora is located in the historic Village of Endicott in upstate New York, the birthplace of IBM. Located at 50 Washington Avenue, Endicott, NY, Africa House is 10 minutes from the city of Binghamton, and just three hours from New York City.