African Superheroes Day by Black History Walks

Fri, 27 September 2019 18:30 – 21:30

The original 3 hour event repeated by popular demand !

African Superheroes: Many artists are making up for the severe lack of positive images of black people in animated films and comics, there’s alot more than just Black Panther. This animation festival for 6-60 year olds, will feature a variety of African-themed cartoons and authentic black history which tell tales of; Magical Nigerian women warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun and Oshun, Teenage black superheroes and more

Extract from review by Toyin Agbetu of Ligali.

‘..Surprisingly one of the best set pieces was a breakdown of the use of African culture including our dance and music traditions. The historical narrative provided was both insightful and entertaining. The width of the section presented was breathtaking from tap dance to capoeira. In closing, guest animators were invited to share details of some of the challenges faced by artists and announce projects in production such as the exciting Anokyes Sword

It is not often a community event makes history. This one, which engaged adult and child alike through the world of animation and African Superheroes is a first that should be celebrated, and then repeated.

This event is brought to you in collaboration with PASCF

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