HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — With a grand collective of world cultures thriving in Houston, every weekend brings a brand new alternative to be taught and discover. On Saturday, you may get the prospect to take pleasure in a tradition with West African roots on the Nigeria Culture Parade and Festival.
Returning for its sixth annual celebration, the Nigeria Tradition Parade and Pageant invitations you to witness awe-inspiring dancers and performances on the mainstage. When you’ve got by no means tried tasty jollof rice, this weekend is the right time.
The pageant additionally brings with it the prospect to buy and browse a wide array of cultural distributors, and take part in contests, video games, and artwork displays.
The festivities start at 10 a.m. Saturday at 1400 Clay St., close to Toyota Middle, and all households are welcome.
Houston is dwelling to one of many largest Nigerian populations within the nation.
“The occasion is a car to come back and unite folks from everywhere in the world to be taught concerning the totally different cultures of Nigeria,” occasion coordinator Jane Udoewa mentioned. “There are tons of of tribes, tons of of languages… Nigeria is so wealthy in tradition and sweetness we wish to protect.
Udoewa leads Culturally Naija, a nonprofit devoted to enriching the neighborhood with Nigerian inclusion, empowerment, and constructing understanding of Nigerian tradition.
Linda Anukwuem, government director of African nonprofit WeLead, mentioned the occasion is about bringing the facility of the Nigerian neighborhood to the desk in Houston.
“What folks will see this yr is actually stay tradition,” Anukwuem mentioned. “We’ve nearly six masquerades representing the totally different areas of Nigeria that shall be performing stay.”
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