Cultural events

Cultural events

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  • Sun
    10:30 am - 4:30 pmThe British Museum, London, Great Russell Street

    26 free live performances on two stages & interfaith community fair all day

    "Britain in the world and the world in Britain": While we don't know if we will indeed have to witness the Brexit in two weeks' time, we are returning to the UK's most visited attraction for our 8th London festival on 31 March 2019 to celebrate diversity and the British desire to remain In Tune with the world no matter what.

    A day-long programme with 26 performances from 10+ different religions and worldviews

    Full programme:

  • Mon
    6.00 - 8.00 pmConway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn London WC1R 4RL

    Windrush, Migration & Reggae - presentation posits that there probably would not be the reggae genre or the global phenomenon that reggae has become, if it was not for the trafficking of Africans from Africa to the Caribbean, and the voluntary migration of Africans from Caribbean to Britain!

  • Wed
    6.00 - 8.00 pm62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel London E1 1ES

    The Windrush Papers - presentation speaks to circa 1945-1950 contemporaneous history of Empire Windrush and the early Windrush Generation, which contradicts some of the revisionist history currently presented as Windrush facts!


  • Fri
    Benicassìm, Spain

    Rastafari seminars, Nyah Binghi Chants, documentaries, Ital food, humanitarian projects and more.

    This year House Of Rastafari and Reggae University will be honored to have as guest speaker HIH Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, president of the Crown Council of Ethiopia and grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie I. We are also glad to announce the presence of Breda Neil/King Shiloh family, a delegation from Word Sound Power Collective (Ras Scott Mosher and Ras Elliott Leib) and obviously, like every year, the upful vibes of resident speaker Ras Ibi. Here the detailed program. Family see you in Rototom Sunsplash, Benicassim!!!


    1- “Living in the hills” | The life of early Rastafari communities in the jungle of Jamaica.
    A journey amongst the Rastafari living a “monk-life” on the hills of Jamaica. How did they eat? Where did they sleep? What was their spiritual practice? A fascinating close up view of the natural Livity of the Dreadlocks Rastaman in the jungle. Speaker: Ras Ibi With the presence of Ras Julio
    August 16th 17:00

    2 - “Let the hungry be fed…” | Word Sound Power Collective and Rastafari Elders support.
    A meeting with Ras Scott Mosher and Ras Elliott Leibb of Word Sound Power Collective, a Non-Profit organization that helps Rastafari Elders in need.
    A closer look at the work that WSPC does including international fundraising, medical assistance and house construction for the older generation of Rastafari, both patriarchs and matriarchs. Speaker: Ras Scott Mosher, Ras Elliot LeibWith the presence of Ras Ibi and Ras Julio
    August 17th 17:00

    3-“Make a joyful noise!” | From Babylon to Zion, Reggae as a vehicle for the Rastafari message.
    The story and experiences of King Shiloh, one of the most travelled Sound Systems in the World.
    A look at their latest project: the opening of the Addis Ababa Dub Club in Ethiopia and creating a new generation of Sound System in the heart of Africa.

    @Reggae University  Speaker: Bredda Neil, King Shiloh Sound System With the presence of Ras Ibi and Ras Julio
    August 18th 19:00

    4- Rastafari Voices documentary (1978) | Screening and discussion with the filmmaker Elliott Leib

    An edited presentation of Rastafarian chants and reasoning filmed in Jamaica in the summer of 1978. The film focuses on selected aspects of Rastafarian worship as practised by members of the Nyah Binghi order with footage depicting their lifestyle, chanting, worship and music.
    U.S. : Eye and I Filmworks, 1978. Speaker: Elliot Leib With the presence of Ras Scott, Ras Ibi and Ras Julio
    August 19th 17:00

    5- “Eating from the earth.” | A Rastafari approach to food and cooking.
    Ital food, alkaline diet and Rastafari nutrition as a way of physical and spiritual liberation. What and how to eat for a healthy life and a happy mind. Speaker: Ras Ibi and Ras Iword With the presence of Ras Julio
    August 20th 17:00

    6- “Ethiopia and Rastafari to the World”. | The Importance of Ethiopia to the Cultural and Spiritual Hertitage of the World
    w/ HIH Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, president of the Crown Council of Ethiopia and grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie I, Ras Julio and Ras Ibi of House Of Rastafari

    @Reggae University Speaker: Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie Ras Julio and Ras Ibi + RU staff +
    August 21th 17:00

    7-“Rasta heart” | Love as a way to freedom
    The Rastafari way to use love as source of strength and embracing difficulties with an open heart.
    A revolutionary approach to transforming our lives towards happiness, peace of mind and good relationships. Speaker: Ras Julio With the presence of Ras Ibi
    August 22th 17:00

    Seminars will start everyday with Nyah Binghi Chants

  • Sat
    6.00 - 9.00 pmWillesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF

  • Mon
    6 - 8.30pmThe Mmere Dane Centre, Bay 56 Acklam Village, 8 Acklam Road off Portobello Road, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5TY

    Screening and Q&A #IDPAD #African #Identity #Afriphobia - an opportunity to find out more about the UN's IDPAD (International Decade For People Of African Descent) 2015-24 initiative, IDPAD Coalition UK, and to explore African identity and Afriphobia. £Free, but you're welcome to make a donation to be split between IDPAD Coalition and The Mmere Dane Centre.
    Mon Oct 7 2019, 6-8.30pm at The Mmere Dane Centre, Bay 56 Acklam Village, 8 Acklam Road off Portobello Road, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5TY.

  • Fri
    Members Lounge, Harrow Civic Centre

    BTWSC/African Histories Revisited, Akoben Awards, TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question) in association with Harrow Mencap and Harrow Council, present:

    The Harrow African History 2019 Season Get Up Stand Up - Raising The New African Consciousness programme.

    The lack of history, self-knowledge and confidence play a large part in the issue of people, particularly youths, being disengaged with their African identity. Our African History Season programme uses audio-visuals and musical performances, motivational speech, film, play, and a pan-Africanism presentation to deal with the issues in an engaging manner by Brother Andrew 'The Investigator' Muhammad, Kimba, Kwaku and Nana Asante for a youth and inter-generational audience.

    All events @, except *4, which is at: Harrow Mencap, 1st Floor, 3 Jardine House, Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Rd, Harrow HA1 3EX.

    CAUTION: Spaces are limited, so please only book for the dates you can attend.

    1. Harrow African History Season Launch: Get Up Stand Up - Raising The New African Consciousness
    Friday Oct. 11, 6-9pm Free
    Main programme: Bro Andrew 'The investigator' Muhammad's presentation addresses youths and their engagement with their African identity and confidence. Includes prizes for young participants
    Subsidiary programme: a) Music4Causes ft Kimba music performance and b) identity language and 'politics' by Kwaku

    2. First screening of the completed 'London African History Through Representations In The Capital' documentary, which highlights streets, buildings, parks and monuments with an African connection
    Friday Oct 18, 6-9pm Free

    3. 'Africa: Did You Know?' A Hip-Hop Musical is a Music4Causes hip-hop musical theatre featuring rapper Kimba. Followed by Q&A
    Friday Oct 25, 6-9pm £Free early bird adults, £5 adults, £10 on the day for adults; under-18s £Free

    *4. 'Highlighting Pioneering Non-Anglo Diasporan And Continental Pan-Africanists' presentation by community activist Nana Asante
    Monday Nov 4, 6.30-8.30pm Free (@ Harrow Mencap)

  • Sat
    Enoch Pratt Public Library, 400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore Md. 21208

  • Sat
    7:30 pmTheatre Peckham, 221 Havil St, Camberwell, London SE5 7SD

    Acclaimed composer and singer Juwon Ogungbe’s thrilling new music-theatre piece, brings to life the Ethiopian legend of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

    Influenced by African musical genres and Opera - from the continent and its Diaspora - the legend of the first Emperor of the Solomonic Dynasty is told by two female Rastafari devotees, travelling to the Shashamane commune in Ethiopia that the last reigning Emperor, Haile Selassie, donated to the Rastafari faith.

    Juwon Ogungbe said: “On a visit to Ethiopia several years ago, I visited their National Gallery. I became really inspired by the exhibit of the Queen of Sheba’s compound. After hearing her story, the seduction by King Solomon and the birth of their son, I wanted to retell this legend that has so much importance and symbolic value in African history. I’m really excited to develop this piece with some brilliant and diverse creatives and share the story with Peckham and beyond.”

    To coincide with Black History Month, King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba will be performed at Theatre Peckham with an ensemble of classical singers from diverse heritages, and a youth chorus from Theatre Peckham, in a semi-staged presentation. There will be a Q&A session after the show.

    Juwon Ogungbe is a distinguished opera singer and composer, as well as a performer in a range of other genres. He has composed for the BBC, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Southbank Centre amongst many others. In 2018, his operatic works have been in various stages of development at Opera North, Grimeborn Opera Festival (Arcola Theatre) and at the Dhow Countries Music Academy, Zanzibar. More information about Ogungbe’s work can be found at and

    Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


    Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)

    Box Office: | 020 7708 5401

  • Wed
    7.30 - 9.00 pmAmerican University, Washington DC