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Posted on Dec 31, 2016

2015 Iriji Festival & Fundraiser – Highlights

The 2015 Iriji Festival and Fundraising Gala took place July 30 through August 1 in Seattle, Washington State. The event was hosted by Sam Irem with the able assistance of Ogbo Ewah.

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Sam Irem (standing) was the host of the 2015 Iriji festival and fundraiser

Highlights

Historic! Exhibit of Okumkpo Masquerade from Afikpo at the Seattle Arts Museum – see the video here.

A presentation on Okumkpo Masquerade by Dr. Umennachi

Conferment of Dike of AOI Award on Prof. Simon Ottenberg. See video of AOI president announcing the award and comments by Prof. Ottenberg after accepting the award.

A dinner hosted by Prof.  Ottenberg – see photos.

Celebration of Prof. Ottenberg’s birthday.

New! Cultural music/dance titled “Janarabu” presented by AOI men. Here is the video.

Cultural dance presented by AOI women. Watch the video here.

After raising money for the annual medical mission, AOI members and guests dance the night away! See video.

Must see! Dr. Umennachi’s grandson shows off his dance skills.

Over 75 people attended the event. See photos below.

 

 

 

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