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“Houston Kwenu!” Houston’s Downtown wears a traditional look as Igbofest hits Discovery Green

December 28, 2019 |by IgboFest | 0 Comments | blog |

y Anthony Ogbo – International Guardian – Houston, TX

Today July 13th, the 18th Annual IgboFest   – the largest African cultural festival in the City of Houston commences at the Discovery Green – 1500 McKinney starting at 2:30 pm.  The colorful carnival which has been around for over 15 years makes its Downtown debut to conveniently accommodate thousands of Houstonians from a diverse culture who are enthusiastic about the rich Igbo culture.

Friday, the organizer with a few performers were featured in two local Televisions appearances. They were featured on Great Day Houston, a local talk show hosted by Deborah Duncan, following CBS This Morning. Late in the evening, the group made it to the Isiah Factor Uncensored, a Fox 26 news talk show. Each appearance showcased a preview of today’s event.

Today’s event will showcase group performances ranging from traditional to acrobatic dancers. Other displays will involve very rare masquerades from the Igboland. The IgboFest experience will be sensational. Earlier in the month, Prof. Chris Ulasi, president of Ndi-Ichie Cultural Association, overseers of Ndi Ichie Youth Cultural Foundation told International Guardian that, “This event is free, so we are urging Houstonians to come out for an international experience and witness the award winning and most recognized Igwe Cultural Entertainment group, awe-inspiring dancers, fashion parade filled with authentic-traditional wears and to learn why the African heritage  and indeed the Igbo culture are traditionally motivating and spiritually authentic.”