When some people of the Diaspora reflect on their history, all they identify are slaves.
Having said that, Michael Slocombe, Ashanti Trotman and Laurie Blackman of the group Akugbe, which means coming together in Ebo, have a vision to expose and share African culture as much more than that.
They want to create an openness and celebration about history and showcase the dance, drum, fashion, film, cuisine and life. Slocombe told Barbados TODAY that though they were not trying to force African history down people’s throats, they wanted them to reflect on their origins.
“In the homeland we were kings and queens and not only tied, chained and enslaved. There were universities before all others and there were actual functioning civilisations. Sometimes