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Igbo Language Fest Starts Friday-See Full Program of Events-Highlights

Due to overwhelming calls requesting for the publication of the Program of events, for the Popular Igbo Language Preservation and Iri Ji Cultural Festival  starting Friday August 5, 2016 at Coppin State University, Baltimore Maryland we are publishing it here to help all attendees plan ahead. See you in Baltimore this weekend

Thursday, August 4, 2016

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Meet and Greet for Guests and Invitees at ICOTTH USA President’s Home

Friday, August 5, 2016

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Convention Called to order

        • Introduction of MC
        • Opening Prayer
        • National Anthems (Nigeria and USA)
        • Recognition of Special Guests
        • Presentation of Kola nuts
        • President’s opening remarks to declare the event open
        • President of ABW remarks
        • Chairman of the Planning Committee remarks

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                      Break

3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.      Symposium/Igbo Language Workshop

        • (Gini ka anyi g’eme iji bulite asusu na omenala igbo?)
        • Speakers:
        • Prof. Sussie Uzoamaka OkoroAfrican Studies DepartmentHoward UniversityWashington, D.C.
        • Hon. Chief Ifeanyichukwu Ndubuisi C.OHails from Anogu Village Umuoji “IGWULUBE OKODO”, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State. Holds B.A (Hons) French, NCE (French), he served at the National Youth Service Corps Scheme as a Senior Inspector and rose to the rank of an Assistant Director.
        • More Presentations
        • Open and Interactive Session, comments and Questions from the Audience

6 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                            Interlude

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                       Dinner

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.                   Performances:

        • Mrs Ngozi Igwe
        • Miss Africa USA
        • Lillicent Uche Ogbuagu
        • Umu Ada Igbo
        • Traditional Dances and more

9:30 p.m. – Till         DJ Music Dance Dance Dance (Come with comfortable Dancing shoes we intend to entertain and keep guests smiling)

Saturday, August 6, 2016

  • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.          Convention called to order
          • Introduction of MC
          • Symposium/Igbo Language Workshop Part Two
          • Lolo, Dr. (Mrs.) Ndidi Oparaoji. Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA. My presentation focuses not on furthering Igbo Culture as it is, but on the protection of the relevant parts of the culture that already exists, while taking a second look at the aspects that could benefit from some form of transformation.Igbo culture is very diverse. It encompasses the Igbo language, customs, beliefs, values, arts, etc., passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next. To promote what is meaningful in what already exists in these components of our culture, we must examine our experiences as Igbos to some cultural practices using a contemporary prism to see if they need to be promoted or transformed.  For our hyphenated off-springs who are expected to carry the Igbo Culture torch after us, have the adults failed to help them find a common medium, that would enable them embody the best of our Igbo culture and that of whatever host country, in which these children are born?
          • HRH Eze Anthony A. Wabara is the traditional ruler of Ohambelem Autonomous C ommunity in Ukwa East Local Government Area of Abia State.He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and College of Marketing, Cockham England.
          • More Presentations
          • Open and Interactive Session, comments and Questions from the Audience

7p.m. 8:30 p.m.                       Interlude

Iri Ji Festival/Galanight/Banquet Takes Center Stage

8:30 p.m. –                               Introduction of members of High Table

        • Ushering in of the Royal Highnesses and members of ICOTTH-USA
        • Opening Prayer
        • National Anthems (Nigeria and USA) by PiLA Children
        • Ikoro and the Presentation of Kola nuts
        • Chairman’s Opening Remarks
        • ICOTTH-USA President’s Remarks
        • Remark from ICOTTH Founder/Patron
        • ABW Chairman’s Opening Message
      • IWA JI Festival Begins
        • Fund Raising
        • Dinner Dinner Dinner
        • Special Presentation by Chief/Dr. Laur Onyekwere (Ogbuhuruzor)
        • Remarks from our Partners
        • Nze na Ozo Baltimore (President)
        • Abia Indigenes of South Africa (President)
        • Nze na Ozo South Africa (President)
        • Umu Ada Di Igbo Mma California (President)
        • Keynote Speaker-Prof. Chief Edward OparaojiProfessor Edward Oparaoji is a well published academic and a highly regarded medical scientific affairs leader with a major US based multinational Pharmaceutical company.  He is the Founder of ECUDOMEF – a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to human capacity development among underprivileged communities.

 Fund Raising

10 p.m.                                 Cultural Presentations/Traditional Dances

ICOTTH Boys

ICOTTH GIRLS

PILA Children

ICOTTH Women Dance

PILA Women Dance

DJ Dance Music Dance Dance Dance for all !

Igbo Women Cultural Wear competition

Abriba War Dance

Otakagu Masqurade dance

Okey Onunaku masquerade Performance

DJ Dance Dance Dance for all

Vice President’s vote of Thanks

DJ Dance Dance Dance for all

 

 

 

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