The IgboFest Cultural event has been held in Houston, Texas, United States of America over the weekend, with hundreds of Igbos in attendance, from across the United States.
IgboFest, a sociocultural event organized by Ndi-Ichie Cultural Association and Ndi-Ichie Youth Cultural Foundation, started about two decades ago and is marked yearly with pump and magnificent cultural displays. The Association has as its core objectives, the propagation of Igbo culture through teaching and learning of Igbo language, preservation of Igbo culture, and showcasing and celebrating Igbo culture.
For the past twenty years, the Igbo festival has been marked annually in Houston, with an elegant display of the best of Igbo culture by the elderly, youth, and children in a most organized way to the utmost delight of participants and Cultural enthusiasts all over the US and beyond.
Speaking about this year’s event, Prof. Chris Ulasi, the former president of the Association hosting the event, said that this year’s IgboFest is unique. According to Prof. Ulasi, this is so because, “the Oko Igba-eze traditional dance, which has been with the organization from the first year and has not missed a year since then, (will be performing and) will wow the audience with their performances,” among many other interesting events lined up for the entertainment of participants and viewers.
Prof. Ulasi, who is now the Cultural Director of the Association, noted that the Igbo of Nigeria is reputed for their rich culture in dance and music. He also expressed the Association’s happiness to bring the Igbo Cultural festival to the United States, for the entertainment of people and culture enthusiasts, as well as the propagation of Igbo culture in the United States.
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