Who: Those interested in the theory and practice of Capoeira as well as those interested in martial arts more broadly. This will serve as a prelude to the upcoming Capoeira classes to be held at Palace Afrika on Saturdays at 10AM.
What: A Talk by Ɔbenfo Ọbádélé Kambon on Cultural Imperialism, Cultural Misorientation and Martial Arts: A UNESCO-ICM Case Study
When: 4 March 2023
Where: Palace Afrika in Pantang West and Online at Abibitumi.com
How much: $10 (or Contribution in Ghana Cedis for those attending in person)
Why: This study aims to address combating cultural imperialism and cultural misorientation to preserve Afrikan=Black intangible cultural heritage noting that the priority must be on indigenous Afrikan=Black people to push our own agenda. The study takes the 2019 UNESCO-ICM Open School as a case study in terms of substantive eff orts (or lack thereof) to combat cultural imperialism and cultural misorientation. The study addresses matters of terminology, the implications of using the equal sign between Afrikan and non-Afrikan concepts, cultural misorientation and disorientation, false narratives and alien-self/anti-self-disorders, soft power, what must be done in terms of combating these ills. The study concludes with a section addressing the way forward for the Afrikan=Black Warrior Tradition and Afrikan Combat Scientists in light of the preservation of our intangible cultural heritage.
How: Complete the pre-reading article available for free download and the reading card and come prepared for a lively discussion
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