CISA Event Highlights – 2016

3rd Igbo World Festival of Arts & Culture

The 3rd Igbo World Festival of Arts and Culture was organized by CISA with the support of several Igbo organizations. The three-day Festival was attended by over a thousand people including hundreds of children and youths who, among other things, participated actively in several cultural presentations. The event took place July 23-25, 2016 at the Igbo Village in Staunton, Virginia, USA.

Highlights

Cultural Heritage Showcase

  • An opening song titled Nnonu (You’re Welcome) by Igbo children, assisted by Igbo women
  • Nkwa Umuagbogho Dance led by Ms Immaculata Ulu
  • War Dance led by Mr Jerry Uka
  • Igbo Girls Dance
  • PILA boys dance led by Mrs Kanayo Ntukogu
  • PILA girls 3-part dance presentation
  • Mmanwu masquerade presentation led by Chief Okey Ononaku
  • Domestic Violence Dramatization by Ms Lilycent Ogbuagu and Chidozie Okoro a.k.a. Mc Chido
  • Exhibit of Igbo material culture (cultural artifacts)
  • CISA Women’s dance . . . and many more

In Attendance

  • Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential candidate of Nigeria, Chief Peter Obi
  • His Majesty, Eze Chukwuemeka Eri of Eri Kingdom
  • Igwe Gibson Nwosu, Eze Uzu II of Awka, Anambra State
  • Igwe Dr. Emeka Ilouno of Ifitedunu, Anambra State
  • Members and representatives of numerous Igbo organizations from the United States and other countries
  • Culture lovers and enthusiast from all walks of life

Reconnection and Naming Ceremonies

African Americans of Igbo ancestry were reconnected with their Igbo brethren and given Igbo names.

Photos and Videos

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