Popular sweet drink of Valencia area, refreshing and nutritive. It's a vegetal milk of earth almond's tuber. Horchata (also called tiger nut milk) is particularly rich in minerals, vitamins C and E, and many digestion-facilitating enzymes. Horchata (or orxata) is often served with fartons, a kind of long shaped spongy pastry to dip in. Horchata is a gluten free drink. The artisanal form is sold in horchetarias of Valencia, Barcelona, and especialy Alboraya (the bests !). Tiger nut milk is also d ... read next
Nigeria - vegetarian recipes
long rice 350g
1 big onion (sliced)
vegetable stock 60 cl
tomatoes puree 2 tbsp
1 green piment (deseeded and chopped)
2 garlic cloves (chopped or powder)
vegetable oil 2 tbsp
Recipe of jollof rice :
Brown the onion and the garlic in a pan with the oil.
Add the tomatoes puree and stir for 3 min over medium heat.
Rince the rice with cold water, drain and pour it in the pan, add the green piment (chili) and salt.
Let cook 2-3 min stir ... read next
Fela Anikulapo Kuti begins his musical carieer with the High-life style. Young Fela Kuti became then a panafricanist activist and evolved to a new genre, with less jazzy and more african rythms : Afrobeat. Despite censorship and tyrannical regimes that martyred him, Fela's success got durable and international. His numerous records were reissued after his death (1997) in the 2000's. His sons Femi and Seun Kuti took over. Afrobeat is not just an irresistible rhythmic repetitive music with few cho ... read next
Style musical and urban dance born in Ghana in the early 20th century. High-life name insinuates this music was played and appreciated in open air night-clubs of the high-society. High-life uses rhythmic structures of the traditional Akan music with occidental instruments (saxo, trompette, piano, trombone, violons...). High-life's popularity a gagné le Nigeria, then Liberia, Gambia, etcMusics to dance High-life :
E.T. Mensah, Ebo Taylor, Fela Kuti (at his beginning with his band Koola ... read next
This dance born in Lagos, is executed by football stars to celebrate a goal, etc
Learn shaku shaku with MHD : see www.youtube.com
and here is a tuto for 5 Nigerian dances : Shoki, Galala, Zanku, Etighi, and of course Shaku shaku see www.youtube.com
Mask Dance of the Yoruba, this dance is performed 40 days after the passing away during the ceremony of the reincarnation of the spirit of a deceased person, or during funerals of followers.