Brent college hosts African market for Black History Month

ADANTA perfoming at the African market

ADANTA perfoming at the African market - Credit: Archant

A Brent college launched Black History Month by hosting an African market at its campus in Willesden.

The College of North West London celebrated the annual event by showcasing some traditional cultures including a performance and drumming workshop by African dance and theatre company ADANTA.

Students were enjoyed jewellery and mask making, head wrapping, hair braiding, food tasting and a Mancala (board games) tournament.

CNWL, which also has a campus in Wembley, will be hosting a string of other activities to celebrated BHM including showings of the movies ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘The Butler’ at both campuses and an Ancestors Workshop with Paul Crooks, an afro Caribbean author and genealogist.

Najma Abdinoor, a 16-year-old student from Wembley, said: “It’s been great fun being involved with all these activities but the African drumming workshop and dance were the best so far.

“It’s so important to celebrate our culture and Black History Month allows us the opportunity to share it with others from different backgrounds and cultures.”

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