African Diasporic traditions
research on African Diaspora traditions. African Diasporic traditions are a collection of beliefs which vary across time, cultures and nations in Africa; especially those of West Africa. These cultural traditions were denigrated by the European colonizers and were made illegal under penalty of death if practiced openly during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and colonial period of the Americas. As a result many people hold negative views about traditions from Africa. This unique disdain is the result of colonialism and identity erasure (Bascom, W.R., 1992: Bayor, R., 2003; Brandon, G., 1997; Desmangles, L. G., 1992). Choose one or two traditions (Example, Ifa, Candomble, Vodou, Lukumi, Obeah, Rastafari). Check out this video for introductory concepts of West African traditions: African Pantheon Briefly discuss the following (About 1 page, double-spaced summary): Define: Diaspora List approximate date of origin if possible. Main concepts. Percentage of World Population.