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Kategoria: West Africa

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Jalkapallon Afrikan mestaruusturnaus, eli CAN, pärähti taas käyntiin viime viikolla, tällä kertaa Etelä-Afrikassa. Kahden vuoden välein pelattava turnaus on äärettömän tärkeä tapahtuma afrikkalaisille, pelejä seurataan kaikkialla, mistä löytyy televisio. Beninin Oravat eivät tällä kertaa osallistu, joten keskittykäämme länsinaapuriin Togoon ja sen joukkueeseen Varpushaukkoihin, jota Lomén oma poika, Englannin liigassa pelaava Emmanuel Sheyi ”Chéri” Adébayor ohjaa. Nähtäväksi jää nappaavatko Varpushaukat vedonlyöntikertoimia uhmaten Afrikan mestaruuden, ja miksei maailmankin; mestaruuksia odotellessa voimme tehdä katsauksen Haukkain historian jännittävimpiin käänteisiin.

Vuonna 2006 jalkapallon maailmanmestaruuskisat …

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National Vodun Day

Vodun Day 2013 by Hannu Lindroos

Vodun Day 2013 by Hannu Lindroos

Vodun Day 2013 by Hannu Lindroos

Vodun Day 2013 by Hannu Lindroos

National Vodun Day was celebrated again in Gbêcon, in Grand-Popo on 10th January 2013.

People across West Africa hold beliefs similar to Vodun, but in Benin this belief system is recognised as an official religion. It is followed by some 40% of the population.

Even if authorities in the past sought to extirpate Voodoo from the country, it is now being widely accepted and celebrated as a religion in its own right, and considered …

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New Exhibition in the Petit musée de la Villa Karo!

May was a month of hard work as we renewed the exhibition of the Petit musée in Villa Karo, and here it is! Ready to welcome visitors right away when Villa Karo opens it’s doors again in the end of August!

Tintti Timonen and I did the design based on Soile Rinno‘s prior exhibitions; carpenters and painters repaired the interior and the furniture designed by Tina Lotila for the first exhibition in 2002; and finally together with Georgette Singbe

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Workshop with the Thakamou Culture Arts

On 19th of May Villa Karo participated in the finale of the Teni-Tedji Marionette Festival, which was organized for the third time in Benin by association Thakamou Culture Arts and it’s director Jude Zounmenou. Earlier in May Thakamou performed at the concert in Villa Karo, and now it was time to let the local children and high school students participate in the act – and they were many!

The rain forced us indoors in the beginning, but it didn’t …

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