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A Black History Month Presentation Culture and Cuisine of West Africa

A Black History Month Presentation Culture and Cuisine of West Africa

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Cultural OverviewFamily, Food, Clothing, Music, Art, ReligionFamily-Very Family Oriented Food Cooked with Lots of Spices Clothing- African Attire Especially during Special Events Music Drums, guitar, Art -Wood Carvings, Brass Art, Clay, Fiber Dominant Religion- Christian and Muslim

Family Pictures- Usually Wear Same Outfit

FOOD- HISTORYArab Influence brought spices- cinnamon,Explorers brought peanuts from South AmericaSome Staples like corn and cassava brought in from BrazilEuropean ships brought in Chili pepper and Tomatoes

Eating Habits.Heavy on starchy foods usually tubers which are bland and prepared in a variety of ways.Lots of vegetables in their diets.Meat is bought daily for family consumptionThey prefer fresh meat or smoked meat/fishSauces are prepared with lots of herbs and spices.Palm oil preferred cooking oilOpen fire cooking is believed to produce tastier dishes.They elderly are served before the rest of the household.

These are staples Tubers. They are usually Paired with a Sauce at meal Time.

Similarities and History with African CookingBlack eye peas and okra brought by slaves from West Africa

Cajun or creole cooking has tomatoes, onionsand peppers as bases for their sauces very similar to west African sauces. A very unique flavor in their Sauces-Smoked Fish

Food- Sample Buffet Table. Always Over estimate for your guest because it is a sign you are well prepared and there is always a take home pack by guests.

FashionsContemporary African Clothing

Traditional African ClothingNW Province- Cameroon

Dyeing Fabrics with Natural products African Traditional clothing s are usually hand made and dyed with natural products.Watch the dyeing of these fabric s from Start to Finish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG1zd3b7q34

Hand Made JewelryAfricans love to make their own that go very well with their traditional outfits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icDiE_Xjpxs

Customs and CultureCola nut significant in verbal agreements

Palm wine also significant in verbal agreement and family rituals

Water used in liberation and is usually the first thing offered to a guest.Their Voices, their Stories .How much do you know about West Africans

Take a listen and watch this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfJn8HCKO8g

Music, Drums

Musical Instruments- Piano

Talking Drums

Arts and Crafts From West Africa

A hand Made Chair

Leather at its Finest

Arts of West Africa

MusicWatch Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paDINb3RkswThank youContacts:www.patienceawazi.com

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