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Laois Africa Day 2021 – Traditional African Dance

Meet Thandy, who is performing a traditional African dance. Traditional African Dance is a style of dance and movements that are performed in Africa. The dances represent many different things, such as feelings, opinions, everyday activities, and cultural aspects of Africa. Each style and performance tells a story, and dancing […]


Laois Africa Day 2021 – LABRAS

Meet Cassia from LABRAS (Laois Brazilian Support Association). Cassie will chat about the influence of African culture in Brazil. Did you know that over 80% of the population of Salvador, Bahia is from an African background. Salvador is the 4th largest city in Brazil with a population of 2.9 million. […]


Laois Africa Day 2021 – How to tie an African head scart.

Meet Bukola, who is demonstrating how to tie a traditional African head scarf. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO Headwraps were originally worn by women during the early 1700s and often showed their age, marital status and prosperity. Many queens from various areas wore traditional headwear, with extravagant and rich fabrics woven with […]


Laois Africa Day 2021

Meet Garda Annie Holland, Community Policing Unit Portlaoise and Bolaji Adeyanju, Laois African Support Group. Laois Africa Support Group is an Irish non-governmental and voluntary organisation in Laois. The groups aim to involve Africans and other minority groups to become active participant in the local community through various programmes and […]


Laois Africa Day 2021 – Flag

Janelle joins us again today to tell us about some of the flags of Africa. Africa is a continent, not a country, so it does not have its own flag. There are 54 independent sovereign countries in Africa as well as the international organization called African Union within the African continent has […]


Laois Africa Day 2021 – Portlaoise AFC

Meet Cassia from LABRAS (Laois Brazilian Support Association). Cassie will chat about the influence of African culture in Brazil. Did you know that over 80% of the population of Salvador, Bahia is from an African background. Salvador is the 4th largest city in Brazil with a population of 2.9 million. […]


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