4th Annual Pan African Cultural Festival

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I had so much fun yesterday at the 4th Annual Pan African Cultural Festival held in Downtown Silver Spring, MD !! In addition to natural hair, I love the African culture, which is apart of me! I was born in DC and raised in Maryland but both of my parents are from Ghana, West Africa! I visit Ghana frequently. My last visit was 2012.Β God willingly I will visit next year. At the festival, I watched traditional dances from Brazil, Ghana (WHOOP WHOOP!), Cameroon, Ethiopia and Puerto Rico. I recorded a lot of videos and took some pictures. I saw Ghana’s first female king, King Peggy. She lives in Silver Spring, MD and she works at the Ghana Embassy in DC. There was an amazing fashion show featuring beautiful African cloths with a modern twist. Unfortunately, my iPhone was dead at this point so I didn’t capture any pictures or video footage of it. I cannot wait to get my fancy camera!! In the meantime, check out my pictures below! The videos of the various cultural dances are in this post πŸ™‚

King Peggy in the heezy!


She was straight stylin’ on em!


Wooden carvings galore!


Her afro was everything in life!>>>

Yes I am a certified creep but I kind of know her if that helps to make me appear less creepy πŸ™‚




I bought these Nubian Hueman earrings at the festival! They just opened up a boutique lounge in DC.


They had some lovely cards too. You already know this afro one was my favorite <3


My Marley twists and I, the sun came out for a couple of seconds.


My bestest and I with her uncle. He was a guest keynote speaker at the festival. He is Howard University professor, Dr.Kwaku Ofori-Ansah.


Brazil in the house!


So much FUN and COLOR! I had a blast!

How was your weekend?? Let me know in the comments.

Thank you for reading & God bless you πŸ™‚

~Amma Mama

  • TWA4now
    September 23, 2013

    Very nice pictures! I’m glad you had a nice time! thanks for sharing!

    • ammamama
      September 23, 2013

      Thank you so much and my pleasure.

      Thanks for reading & commenting πŸ™‚

  • aaya
    September 30, 2013

    The festival was very nice and you captured the highlights of the event perfectly! I also appreciate how the festival included other countries that are not in Africa but are directly influence by African artwork, music ect. Its refreshing to see the regality of African culture instead of the usual doom and gloom that is portrayed in today’s media. lovely post πŸ™‚

    • ammamama
      September 30, 2013

      Thanks Bopz! I agree! I loved the show’s diversity! Africa is the beginning of human civilization and it is very RICH in culture! *Take that, take that* {Diddy Voice}
      Thanks for reading & commenting πŸ™‚

  • Sheila
    October 1, 2013

    Thanks for posting these!! I wish I’d known about this, my family and I would have been there!! I knew I liked you…it’s the Ghana connection!!! My husband is Ghanaian and our sons are Kwaku & Kofi!!

    • ammamama
      October 10, 2013

      Your welcome!! I actually know your niece Akua so when I saw you on BGLH, I recognized you and decided to stalk. Oops I mean follow…lol But I didn’t mention I knew her because I know you dont know me. I didnt want to creep you out..lol Thanks for stopping by. Your style and hair are fly. I really enjoy your blog and fashion πŸ™‚

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