A result of the slave disapora many traditional and cultural practices amongst the slave population were lost. Marriage for slave couples was not legally recognized. Moreover the wedding ceremony, which was an elaborate celebration for many African tribes, was reduced to the the practice of “jumping the broom”, which was popularized by the 1970’s mini-series Roots.
This kind of dancing is needed in the USA, this is so cool I want to join the tribe, forget about politics football baseball all the other pro sports …
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Shot by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher for National Geographic in 1999, this beautiful series takes us from Kenya to Eritrea to Namibia to Morocco to South Africa, highlighting beautifully adorned women every step of the …
Tribal Wedding Attire
Modern African Wedding Attire
Jumping The Broom
African weddings and Afro- American wedding are a family affair and involve the combining of two lives, two families, and sometimes even two communities! There are many different wedding traditions in the African continent and no two are exactly alike. However, in all the communities in Africa and here in America the bride plays a very special role and is treated with respect because she is a link between the unborn and the ancestors.