Category Igbo-Slides

Brief History of the Igbo farm village


During the transatlantic slave trade, thousands of enslaved Igbo people came directly to Virginia via shipping ports in Calabar and Bonny. Igboland was the principal source of the labour force in the tobacco plantation in Virginia in 1740s. At a point, they outnumbered and eventually replaced their Irish indentured counterparts.

The Igbo labourers produced the tobacco that became the mainstay of the Virginian economy.

igbo-yam-barnThe Igbo also provided the labour in the Black Belt that made cotton king.  And they continued to contribute to nation building and the to the development of the frontier culture in the United States...

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Igbo Language and Culture

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1st Igbo World Festival of Arts and Culture


History will be made in Staunton Virginia, when Ndigbo from all Continents of the World and all their guests, including our brothers and sisters from the African American Communities assemble at the Igbo Village, part of the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton Virginia, USA on July 24-26, 2014 to showcase and celebrate our rich cultural heritage.

Our artists, writers, musicians, choral singers, dancers, masquerades, best of Nollywood movies and a wide array of Cultural performers would be in Virginia to let the world see the rich traditions, talents and cultural heritage of our people.

We are assembling some of the best of our dancers/masquerades to entertain all our guests and VIPs, including Governors from Nigeria, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Senators and Representatives, our Nigerian Brothers and S...

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