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Aklowa African Village, Bishop's Stortford, Essex

With workshops and performances, Aklowa village in Essex promotes a greater awareness of the richness of African culture.

News 1977 5 mins

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Anglia TV visit a typical Ghanaian village, a village that is not on the African continent, but in fact, in the East of England. Ghanaian-born Felix Cobson is a true inspiration. He set up the village, a venue for creating a greater awareness of the African way of life, in the grounds of the old vicarage in the Essex village of Takeley. Schoolchildren from Stewards Comprehensive, Harlow spend a day drumming, dancing, and hair braiding, enjoying the richness of African culture