El-Amin Life Productions Cultural Institute
This aspect of the Cultural Awareness Program will be specialized to target community development and offer projects that will encourage young minds to appreciate the finer qualities in life. From this base a Performing Arts Theater can be established. There will be neighborhood interaction to present alternative activities for youth interested in entertainment: Theater, Dance, Poetry, Creative Writing, Music, Painting, Arts and Crafts.
This can be a center of higher learning for the performing arts student and people interested in the Fine Arts. There will be courses in Ethnomusicology, Music Appreciation, and Historical African American Contributions to Modern Music. Contemporary Music, Music Theory, Traditional African Music, and African Influences in World Music will also be offered. The life-styles of various influential people; Ethnic Foods, Clothing as fashion, Art, Crafts, Housing Architecture, and religion are all parts of the culture of a people. Here the student will study how culture is translated, transported, transferred to become aware of how a cultural synthesis can be significant from a Global Perspective in understanding the need for diversity.
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After going ashore in New Orleans following an injury at sea, Haitian sailor Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable made his way north to avoid being captured as a slave. He established himself as an accomplished trader, and then built the first permanent home in an area around Lake Michigan called Eschikagou. This trading post was later renamed Chicago. In 1968 Du Sable was officially declared the Founder of Chicago and a stamp with his image was issued for the 150th birthday of the city.
The Chicago River is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of 156 miles (251 km) that runs through the city of Chicago, including its center (the Chicago Loop). Though not especially long, the river is notable because it is one of the reasons for Chicago's geographic importance: the related Chicago Portage is a link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basin, and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. (read more...)
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