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      ADG General Information

      By admin | In Culture, Delphic Games, News | on September 16, 2014

      In countries with a National Delphic Council (NDC), the contestant should join in the games on the recommendation of his or her country’s NDC. In countries without a NDC, the contestant should apply by submitting a letter of recommendation by either a national arts council or a prominent arts body in that country. In countries […]

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      African Jewelry

      By admin | In Ancient Africa, Culture, Social Arts | on June 20, 2014

      Handcrafted African jewelry is known for its beauty and quality. There are many types of necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, and other types of tribal jewelry hand made and worn by Africans that are also for sale. Jewelry from Africa and African inspired jewelry can be great gifts for women and for men. Beyond their use […]

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      Culture & Body Painting

      By admin | In Ancient Africa, Culture, Social Arts | on June 18, 2014

      Like face painting the practice of body painting dates from Prehistoric art and culture, and has occurred since among most prehistoric peoples and tribal art throughout the world. Bodies are adorned with a wide variety of substances, including plant and animal pigments, for a multiplicity of reasons. Body paint was used to celebrate ceremonial occasions […]

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      Music & Culture

      By admin | In Culture, Music Arts | on June 18, 2014

      “… Whenever humans come together for any reason, music is there,” writes Daniel Levitin “….weddings, funerals, graduation from college, men marching off to war, stadium sporting events, a night on the town, prayer, a romantic dinner, mothers rocking their infants to sleep and college students studying with music as a background….” He continues to note […]

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      Poetry & Culture

      By admin | In Ancient Africa, Culture, Language Arts | on June 18, 2014

      Codifying chronicles. The advent of writing enabled scribes and bards from China, Mesopotamia, Persia, India, and Ancient Egypt to write down odes, Vedas, legends, and myths that had existed in their cultures for thousands of years. Poetry itself probably dates back to cavemen and the earliest shamans, who chronicled events in picture-stories, symbols, songs, and […]

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      Global Dance & Culture

      By admin | In Culture, Dance | on June 17, 2014

      The world over dancing is associated with cultural identity: Travel brochures often include images of costumed dancers along with distinctive natural features, cityscapes, and animals. The opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics features dancing on a spectacular scale with the dances performed selected because they are iconic to the host countries. Some traditions hold […]

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      Hair & Global Culture

      By admin | In Culture | on June 17, 2014

      Beauty has been imagined as part of people’s social and psychological lives in various ways since antiquity. Hair representation is only one vein of beauty that has permeated many avenues of life, including music, through its lyrics, such as India Arie’s I am not my hair. Her lyrics speak to constructions of hair, which speaks […]

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      Hair & African Culture

      By admin | In Ancient Africa, Culture, Social Arts | on June 17, 2014

      Beauty has been imagined as part of people’s social and psychological lives in various ways since antiquity. Hair representation is only one vein of beauty that has permeated many avenues of life, including music,through its lyrics, such as India Arie’s I am not my hair. Her lyrics speak to constructions of hair, which speaks to […]

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      History of African Dance

      By admin | In Ancient Africa, Culture, Dance, NDCSA, Social Arts | on June 17, 2014

      African dance has traditionally played an essential role in the culture of the tribes. Much more than entertainment, dances communicate emotions, celebrate rites of passage, and help strengthen the bonds between members of the tribe as a whole. Historical African Dancing African dance is polycentric, which sets it apart from most other dance traditions in […]

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      NDCSA Values

      By admin | In Ancient Africa, Culture, Delphic Council, NDCSA | on June 16, 2014

      As a council, we are guided by the following values: Ubuntu (Humanity) We care and act with sympathy, respect, patience and kindness and are sensitive to the needs of others. Restoration of the Dignity We aim to restore the dignity of the African Royalty and traditional communities throughout the African continent Professionalism We discharge our […]

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