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Stuff about Things: An Art History Podcast
Episode 31: The Benin Bronzes, Part I

Stuff about Things: An Art History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 49:39


Ahoy, there! This episode is the first in a two-part series exploring the Benin Bronzes, a body of several thousand objects in bronze and brass that were looted from the Kingdom of Benin by the British in 1897. In this episode, we explore the historical and cultural context in which these magnificent bronze works were created, used, and beloved before talking about the bronzes themselves: what do they show? For what purposes were they made? What in the heck is lost wax casting? Come for the knowledge, stay in spite of my terrible pronunciation of Edo words/names.

Stuff You Missed in History Class
The Punitive Expedition of 1897 and the Benin Bronzes

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 46:55


Many cultural objects and works of art were taken from the Kingdom of Benin in western Africa in 1897, in what is typically described as a punitive raid or a punitive expedition by the British. In the last few years, some nations and institutions have committed to returning these pieces, but only a few have actually been returned at this point. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Business with Purpose
How this Beauty Brand is Going Beyond Fair Trade | EP 281: Olowo-n'djo Tchala, CEO of Alaffia

Business with Purpose

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 51:24


My guest this week is Olowo-n'djo Tchala. Born in the village of Kaboli, Togo, West Africa near the border of Benin, Olowo-n'djo grew up sharing an 8'x10' room with seven siblings and his mother. Although they did not always have enough, his mother, Ina, instilled in him the importance of kindness and generosity by always sharing what they could. Unable to afford school fees, Olowo-n'djo dropped out of school in the sixth grade to help support his family. After meeting his wife he founded Alaffia in 2003. In 2004, armed with his understanding of the value of indigenous West African resources and sustainable business ideologies, he launched Alaffia's first collective. Alaffia continues to redefine the natural products industry through its values of beauty, equality and empowerment. Alaffia handcrafts award-winning clean, green beauty and grooming products and is a social enterprise on a mission to invest in a more equitable future. 4:25 – My personal testimonial I'm such a huge fan of Alaffia. My son Amos, who is almost 6, had horrible eczema as a child. We tried everything. Somebody recommended Alaffia to me, and I became a believer. It was safe and smelled amazing. It was a lifesaver. 6:09 - Olowo-n'djo 101 He sees Alaffia as everybody's brand, not just his. He feels honored to do something that he believes in. 10:43 – Meeting his wife Olowo-n'djo's wife, Rose, studied chemistry and is from Washington state. He decided to follow her because, “You have to follow the one that touches your heart.” 14:38 – Meaning of Alaffia Alaffia means peace and health. His beauty brand represents a social movement, not just a business. 18:55 – How his business sprouted Olowo-n'djo's mother instilled a sense of responsibility in him. He wanted to be a subway engineer at one point to help find clean water. 21:20 – Fair trade model Alaffia has gone above the idea of the  “fair trade” model. He is setting a standard for other companies. 24:36 – Funding births Olowo-n'djo has funded over 6,500 births. 29:24 – Women's issues I am so grateful to Olowo-n'djo for talking about important topics, like women's' maternal health. Women often have to advocate for themselves, so it's nice to see a man advocating for us. 33:53 – Biggest challenge The biggest challenge he faces depends on the day. The challenges are continuous, and there are incredible difficulties. 37:09 – His products Alaffia makes a lot of bath products, but they also make creams for moisturizing the skin. 41:29 – Get to know you Who would play him in a movie? He would play himself. Who would play his mom in a movie? His aunt FEATURED QUOTES I don't want anyone to feel sorry for us. We have so much to offer the world. I get to do something that I deeply and profoundly believe in, really deep in my heart and my soul. CONNECT: https://www.alaffia.com/ About Olowo-n'djo Tchala: Olowo-n'djo Tchala, founder and CEO of Alaffia, was born and raised in the village of Kaboli, Togo, Africa located in the Central region near the border of Benin. Growing up, he shared an 8' x 10' room with his mother and seven siblings. Olowo-n'djo's mother taught him the importance of kindness and generosity and by the age of five, Olowo-n'djo was working on the family farm to help support his family. After meeting Prairie Rose Hyde, who was serving in the Peace Corps at the time, he came to the United States and worked his way through school, eventually graduating from the University of California, Davis with a degree in organizational theory. Shortly before graduation, Olowo-n'djo and Rose felt they had the responsibility to fight the injustices that existed in West Africa. They founded Alaffia, which handcrafts award-winning clean and fair trade beauty and grooming care. The organization advances gender equality and alleviates poverty through the fair trade of indigenous African resources such as unrefined shea butter, African black soap, coconut oil and neem extract. Thank you to our partner of the show! Are you looking to clean up your household cleaning products this year? MamaSuds would like to help! The best way is to simply start with one product. Every time you run out of a specific cleaning product, replace it with a non-toxic one. Another tip, purchase a product that has multiple uses. The MamaSuds Collection has many multiple use products (castile soap or the toilet bombs are just a few!). Their blog has lots of great tips and a castile soap recipe that you can print and make a lot of your own effective cleaners! Give them a try at www.mamasuds.com and don't forget to use the coupon code MOLLY for 15% off your order!

VOMRadio
The Power of Prayer in Africa

VOMRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 34:09


Across Africa, the church is undergoing attacks on its members and their meeting places. Yet despite the destruction, our Christian brothers and sisters exhibit an overwhelming joy in Christ. Sean Paton and Jeremy Malkin continue the conversation from last week on VOM's efforts to help our persecuted brothers in Burkina Faso, Benin, Sudan, and Mozambique. Listen as Jeremy and Sean share how Christians are responding to the persecution in these regions—and also share encouraging stories of God's work in Africa during the past year. Animistic ideology and belief in the spirits of their ancestors is prevalent in Benin. Christianity is often seen as destroying that culture. New believers are rejecting the rituals and practices of animism and holding fast to their faith in Christ, and therefore being targeted. In Burkina Faso, thirteen churches were destroyed within a week last year by mobs who wanted to rid the area of Christianity. Yet our brothers and sisters gathered to worship the Lord amidst the destruction because of their hope in Him. Listen as Jeremy shares their stories and how we can pray for them. In Mozambique, there has been horrific persecution of Christians by Islamic extremist groups who have pledged allegiance to ISIS. This has forced many Christians to flee, and VOM is helping to meet physical needs and spiritual hunger for God's Word. In Sudan, political tension continues to grow, which has given a window to provide spiritual encouragement and support to Christians through Bibles and other evangelistic resources. Pray for our brothers and sisters to be bold and courageous for Christ in Africa as they face animistic and Islamist persecution, and to be reminded that what men intend for evil, God can use for good. Never miss an episode of VOM Radio! Subscribe to the podcast.

The Documentary Podcast
World of Wisdom: Being your true self

The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 18:27


Being the real you can be difficult, especially if it means upsetting your family. Folake from Benin tries to be a ‘good girl' and avoids taking decisions her family would not approve of, but she wants to listen to her heart. She speaks with Dr Shefali, an Indian-born clinical psychologist – now based in New York. She is the author of A Radical Awakening, which aims to lay out a path for women to discover their inner truth.

Chatting with The Experts with Paula Okonneh |Interviewing Business Experts Nationally & Internationally. Hear the Story behi

Fellow AFRICAN sister Lucie Matsouaka is a Senior Professional Career Coach, a Youth Leadership Coach, an Author and Speaker . Born in Cameroon, she schooled in Benin, Burkina Faso and migrated to the US 18 years ago. She now lives and works in Cary, North Carolina and has a passion for the youth

Generations Radio
Is Russia Doing Better Than US? - Who's the Paradigm of Virtue Here?

Generations Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 27:00


Russian President Vladimir Putin complains about the undermining of traditional family and faith by the abominations of the West. He's not pleased that Western values -or the lack thereof- are seeping into his country. However, Russia's Bolshevism already ruined the family a long time ago, and then, the Chinese communists quite successfully ruined the family, and then, the West's Gramscian Marxism went ahead and ruined the family out here. Given the utter devastation these Marxists have brought to the East and to the West, is it too late to salvage any of these civilizations---What can possibly reverse the birth implosions and the social destruction brought about by the Marxist zeitgeist of the last century----This program includes---1. The World View in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus -Christian film -American Underdog- doing well, Evangelical author getting a divorce, Thailand, Benin, and Mexico liberalized abortion laws---2. Generations with Kevin Swanson

The Third Story Podcast with Leo Sidran

When Lionel Loueke was coming of age as a young guitar player in his home country of Benin in West Africa, there were no music stores of any kind. He would have had to travel to Nigeria - the next country over - just to get his hands on some new strings. So he made due with what he had, cleaning and soaking, reusing his strings and even going so far as to tie knots in them when they broke. Lionel's story is the stuff of legend. After finally getting his hands on a guitar as a teenager, he put together enough technique and understanding to get himself to the Ivory Coast to attend music school, and then managed to get to Paris for further musical study. Eventually he went to Berklee College of Music in Boston, and then to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at UCLA  in Los Angeles (now called the Hancock Institute) where he had the opportunity to study and work with his greatest mentors: Terence Blanchard, Wayne Shorter Herbie Hancock. Soon he began to work with those same mentors, appearing on albums by Blanchard and Hancock. And since then he has gone on to play with an incredible list of greatest, most creative and influential players alive. Today he lives in Luxembourg, teaches at the Jazz Campus in Basel, Switzerland, and in non Covid times, tours and records relentlessly. A brief scan of his recent solo recording work tells the story: In 2019 he released an ambitious album aptly named The Journey - the title reflects both his odyssey from childhood in Benin to his current life as a globe-trotting jazz star while also mirroring his musical development. He followed that up in 2020 with a much more intimate album called HH featuring solo guitar performances, punctuated by vocals and vocal percussion, of Herbie Hancock compositions. And in 2021 he released Close Your Eyes, a more loosely structured blowing record of classic repertoire, in musical conversation with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland. He tells me that after trying as hard as possible to remove the African influences from his playing and trying to sound more like his jazz heroes, he ultimately realized that they were all compatible, and he began to reintroduce more of the sounds of his childhood into his approach. The result is a very personal, very musical and emotional sound. I think maybe that's what makes him such an appealing collaborator. His voice is so identifiable and personal, but you can feel the road that he has traveled in his playing. In fact, he ends up telling me exactly that. He says “our story is what we play, the story of somebody from the beginning to the time they play, that's what we are presenting.” www.third-story.com www.patreon.com/thirdstorypodcast www.lionelloueke.com/

Kultur heute Beiträge - Deutschlandfunk
Rückgabe kolonialer Kunst - Geschichte wird gemacht - Bénédicte Savoy zur Rückgabe von Kunst aus Benin

Kultur heute Beiträge - Deutschlandfunk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 14:05


Wenn jemals Kunst, die in Afrika während der Kolonialzeit geraubt wurde, dorthin zurückkäme, sei das 'wie der Fall der Berliner Mauer oder die Wiedervereinigung beider Koreas'. Sagte der Kulturministier von Benin im Jahr 2018. Jetzt ist es geschehen - und verändert die geopolitische Kulturerbe-Lage komplett.Fischer, Karinwww.deutschlandfunk.de, Kultur heuteDirekter Link zur Audiodatei

The Fifth Floor
Iraq 2021

The Fifth Floor

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 41:21


BBC Arabic journalist Murad Shishani spent several weeks this year reporting from Iraq. He visited Mosul, liberated four years ago from so-called Islamic State, to gauge the mood ahead of October's election. More recently, he covered the stories of migrants, from those repatriated from Belarus to those lost in the English Channel, and those still planning to make the hazardous journey. Benin's royal treasures This year saw a historic moment for the West African nation of Benin, when France handed back 26 royal treasures that were looted by colonial troops in 1892. BBC Afrique contributor Rachida Houssou, interpreted by Rose-Marie Bouboutou, describes the power, wealth and craftsmanship of the former Kingdom of Dahomey. Karachi's dwindling Parsi community The Sohrab Katrak Parsi colony in Karachi was built nearly a century ago by the local Parsi population, who played a huge role in the development of the city. But today the community is dwindling, with many houses falling into disrepair, as BBC Urdu's Saher Baloch discovered. Is housework work? A landmark ruling in Kenya answered that question with a yes, when a judge recognised its value in the division of a couple's property. Carolyne Kiambo from BBC Nairobi explains the detail of this case, and what it means for Kenyan women. The Passengers of the Yomei Maru Ilia Kizirov tells the story of his BBC Russian podcast series, The Passengers of the Yomei Maru, which follows the adventures of nearly 800 Russian children who had to flee the Civil War. They travelled around the world on a Japanese freighter before arriving home over two years later. (Photo: Election banners in Mosul on sites destroyed in the liberation battle of 2017. Credit: BBC)

OsazuwaAkonedo
How Suspected Yahoo Boy Kills Girlfriend On Christmas Eve For Money Ritual In Benin

OsazuwaAkonedo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 3:01


This episode is also available as a blog post: https://osazuwaakonedo.news/how-suspected-yahoo-boy-kills-girlfriend-on-christmas-eve-for-money-ritual-in-benin/27/12/2021/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/osazuwaakonedo/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/osazuwaakonedo/support

TradersClub
Episódio #4 - Missão Benin com Paula Roveda

TradersClub

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 8:56


Em um diário de viagens, Paula Roveda relata experiências e aprendizados como voluntária de um projeto social em Benin, na África.

History Loves Company
The Benin Kingdom: The Story Behind the Real Wakanda

History Loves Company

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 9:57


If you, like me, are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then you're undoubtedly familiar with Wakanda, the advanced civilization hidden deep within the African continent and ruled by the mighty T'Challa, better known as the Black Panther. But did you know that Wakanda is based on a real place? For nearly nine centuries, the Benin Kingdom thrived in what's now Southern Nigeria. At its height, it was a highly sophisticated society, undertaking impressive engineering projects and producing some of the greatest works of art ever to come out of Africa. When did the civilization come about? What were its greatest achievements? And what brought about its end? Tune in to find out! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/historylovescompany/support

TradersClub
Episódio #3 - Missão Benin com Paula Roveda

TradersClub

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 7:32


Em um diário de viagens, Paula Roveda relata experiências e aprendizados como voluntária de um projeto social em Benin, na África.

With Good Reason
Food Is Family

With Good Reason

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 52:00


While many Americans keep the Christmas decorations stowed away until after Thanksgiving, the Philippines takes Christmas to another level. From September to December, the Southeast Asian island-country celebrates the longest Christmas season in the world. Ken Garcia Olaes and his parents bake some Bibingka, a filipino-style cake, and share fond memories of Christmas time in the Philippines. And: Erica Cavanagh spent two years as a member of the Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa. She says sharing food with her host family helped to shed her long-held values of independence and self-reliance. Plus: Over the last few decades, pumpkin spice has become synonymous with the Fall season. If you've never had a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks have you ever truly experienced the glory of Fall? Catherine Franssen breaks down our obsession with pumpkin spice and explains how our brain is hardwired to love Fall. Later in the show: Ever tried to drink a bottle of hot sauce? That's what Ray Parrish says his new Signal One beer tastes like. He's teamed up with Sarah Smith and her student, Val Ebenki, to attempt to create the world's spiciest beer.

Fazit - Kultur vom Tage - Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Ein letzter Blick vor Rückgabe: Das MARKK in Hamburg stellt Benin Bronzen aus

Fazit - Kultur vom Tage - Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 7:10


Plankensteiner, Barbarawww.deutschlandfunkkultur.de, FazitDirekter Link zur Audiodatei

Das Journal von NDR Kultur
Hamburger Benin-Bronzen gehen zurück an Namibia

Das Journal von NDR Kultur

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 22:58


Die MARKK-Ausstellung "Benin. Geraubte Geschichte" - und wa sie bewirkt. Erinnerung an die Riga-Deportation in Hannover. Und Adan Driver in Carax' Filmmuscial "Annette".

TradersClub
Episódio #2 - Missão Benin com Paula Roveda

TradersClub

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 7:57


Em um diário de viagens, Paula Roveda relata experiências e aprendizados como voluntária de um projeto social em Benin, na África.

New Books in World Affairs
Edmond Smith, "Merchants: The Community That Shaped England's Trade and Empire, 1550-1650" (Yale UP, 2021)

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 63:35


In the century following Elizabeth I's rise to the throne, English trade blossomed as thousands of merchants launched ventures across the globe. Through the efforts of these "mere merchants," England developed from a peripheral power on the fringes of Europe to a country at the center of a global commercial web, with interests stretching from Virginia to Ahmadabad and Arkhangelsk to Benin. In Merchants: The Community That Shaped England's Trade and Empire, 1550-1650 (Yale UP, 2021), Edmond Smith traces the lives of English merchants from their earliest steps into business to the heights of their successes. Smith unpicks their behavior, relationships, and experiences, from exporting wool to Russia, importing exotic luxuries from India, and building plantations in America. He reveals that the origins of "global" Britain are found in the stories of these men whose livelihoods depended on their skills, entrepreneurship, and ability to work together to compete in cutthroat international markets. As a community, their efforts would come to revolutionize Britain's relationship with the world. Joseph Krulder is a historian of Britain's long eighteenth-century: cultural, social, military, and economic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

New Books in History
Edmond Smith, "Merchants: The Community That Shaped England's Trade and Empire, 1550-1650" (Yale UP, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 63:35


In the century following Elizabeth I's rise to the throne, English trade blossomed as thousands of merchants launched ventures across the globe. Through the efforts of these "mere merchants," England developed from a peripheral power on the fringes of Europe to a country at the center of a global commercial web, with interests stretching from Virginia to Ahmadabad and Arkhangelsk to Benin. In Merchants: The Community That Shaped England's Trade and Empire, 1550-1650 (Yale UP, 2021), Edmond Smith traces the lives of English merchants from their earliest steps into business to the heights of their successes. Smith unpicks their behavior, relationships, and experiences, from exporting wool to Russia, importing exotic luxuries from India, and building plantations in America. He reveals that the origins of "global" Britain are found in the stories of these men whose livelihoods depended on their skills, entrepreneurship, and ability to work together to compete in cutthroat international markets. As a community, their efforts would come to revolutionize Britain's relationship with the world. Joseph Krulder is a historian of Britain's long eighteenth-century: cultural, social, military, and economic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in British Studies
Edmond Smith, "Merchants: The Community That Shaped England's Trade and Empire, 1550-1650" (Yale UP, 2021)

New Books in British Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 63:35


In the century following Elizabeth I's rise to the throne, English trade blossomed as thousands of merchants launched ventures across the globe. Through the efforts of these "mere merchants," England developed from a peripheral power on the fringes of Europe to a country at the center of a global commercial web, with interests stretching from Virginia to Ahmadabad and Arkhangelsk to Benin. In Merchants: The Community That Shaped England's Trade and Empire, 1550-1650 (Yale UP, 2021), Edmond Smith traces the lives of English merchants from their earliest steps into business to the heights of their successes. Smith unpicks their behavior, relationships, and experiences, from exporting wool to Russia, importing exotic luxuries from India, and building plantations in America. He reveals that the origins of "global" Britain are found in the stories of these men whose livelihoods depended on their skills, entrepreneurship, and ability to work together to compete in cutthroat international markets. As a community, their efforts would come to revolutionize Britain's relationship with the world. Joseph Krulder is a historian of Britain's long eighteenth-century: cultural, social, military, and economic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/british-studies

New Books Network
Edmond Smith, "Merchants: The Community That Shaped England's Trade and Empire, 1550-1650" (Yale UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 63:35


In the century following Elizabeth I's rise to the throne, English trade blossomed as thousands of merchants launched ventures across the globe. Through the efforts of these "mere merchants," England developed from a peripheral power on the fringes of Europe to a country at the center of a global commercial web, with interests stretching from Virginia to Ahmadabad and Arkhangelsk to Benin. In Merchants: The Community That Shaped England's Trade and Empire, 1550-1650 (Yale UP, 2021), Edmond Smith traces the lives of English merchants from their earliest steps into business to the heights of their successes. Smith unpicks their behavior, relationships, and experiences, from exporting wool to Russia, importing exotic luxuries from India, and building plantations in America. He reveals that the origins of "global" Britain are found in the stories of these men whose livelihoods depended on their skills, entrepreneurship, and ability to work together to compete in cutthroat international markets. As a community, their efforts would come to revolutionize Britain's relationship with the world. Joseph Krulder is a historian of Britain's long eighteenth-century: cultural, social, military, and economic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Radio Bullets
13 dicembre 2021 - Notiziario

Radio Bullets

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 14:18


UN, Banca Mondiale, Fondo Monetario internazionale e la comunità dei donatori avverte: L'Afghanistan sta per crollare. Pakistan: i talebani uccidono agente che proteggeva team antipolio. Benin: leader dell'opposizione condannato a 20 anni. RDC: rilasciati i due dello staff della ICRC. Dopo aver tagliato i legami con Taiwan, il Nicaragua riceve un milione di vaccini dalla Cina. Questo e molto altro nel notiziario di Radio Bullets, a cura di Barbara Schiavulli Per sostenerci www.radiobullets.com/sostienici

Newshour
Deadly tornadoes rip through six American states

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 48:33


Governor of Kentucky Andy Beshear says that at least 70 people in his state have lost their lives in a deadly tornado last night, warning that the death toll could reach beyond 100. We speak to the mayor of Bowling Green, one of the worst-hit cities. Also in the programme: Benin's would-be first female president has been sentenced to twenty years in prison. And foreign ministers from the world's wealthiest nations meet in Liverpool, England to discuss Russia's growing military presence near the Ukrainian border. Photo: Rescuers search through the wreckage of the Mayfield candle factory. Credit: Getty Images.)

Africa Today
Benin opposition leader in court on terror charges

Africa Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 21:58


The opposition leader in Benin, Reckya Madougou, has appeared at the country's Economic Crime and Terrorism Court on charges of financing terrorism.The Ghanaian government has said that from midnight on Sunday all visitors to the country need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus before being allowed to enter.

Shared History
071 - Is It Too Late Now To Say Sorry?

Shared History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 60:18


Whether you've sacked and plundered ancient artifacts or turned on your country, just take responsibility for your own actions! That's our take away from today's episode exploring the civilization and Bronzes of Benin and WWII triple agent Mathilde Carre aka Victoire aka La Chatte. Statue of Asoro, general who couldn't look over his shoulder when on the battlefield Benin Bronze at The University of Aberdeen Benin Bronze at Museum in Hamburg Mathilde Carre on trial Mathilde Carre with her trial attorney Roman Czerniawski, co-creator of the Interallie network Hugo Bleicher, 'history's greatest spy catcher' Jazz Musician Slide Hampton Golem and Jinni (Nat's book rec) SOURCES: Bronzes of Benin: ArtNews.com, face2faceafrica.com Mathilde Carre: The History Press.co, Wiki, Encyclopedia.com SOCIALS: Follow Shared History at @SharedPod on Twitter & Instagram SUPPORT: Support us on Patreon or Buy us a "coffee" and fuel our next episode. MERCH: Snag some Shared History merch and get stylin'! CREDITS: Original Theme: Garreth Spinn Original Art: Sarah Cruz Animations: The Banditry Co. About this podcast: Shared History, is a comedy podcast and history podcast in one. Hosted by Chicago comedians, each episode focuses on obscure, overlooked and underrepresented historical events and people. SPONSORS: This season of Shared History is sponsored by RAYGUN, Herbiery Brewing & The Banditry Co.

DW em Português para África | Deutsche Welle
7 de Dezembro de 2021 - Manhã

DW em Português para África | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 20:00


Salvação de Angola está numa coligação com todos os partidos, defende histórico do MPLA. Ainda em Angola, moradores do Soyo afetados pela exploração do gás natural. África Ocidental teme expansão do terrorismo.

TradersClub
Episódio #1 - Missão Benin com Paula Roveda

TradersClub

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 7:24


Em um diário de viagens, Paula Roveda relata experiências e aprendizados como voluntária de um projeto social em Benin, na África.

Armchair Explorer
Waypoints: A 1,000-mile Walking Pilgrimage through West Africa with Travel Author Rob Martineau

Armchair Explorer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 47:49


Follow travel author Robert Martineau on a 1,000-mile solo trek through West Africa. Travelling through Ghana, Togo and Benin, sleeping in villages or on the side of paths he will cross deserts, rainforests and mountains, he will encounter voodoo ceremonies and witches camps, and meet shamans, priests, herdsmen and kings. But this is more than just a long walk. This is a modern day pilgrimage, a young man's journey in search of a new life, and an escape from the monotony and aimless floating of his old one.At the age of 27 and trapped in a job he hated, Rob ran away from a successful career as a lawyer to spend five months in the African bush. He sought answers and guidance, a freedom and connection to nature he had lost and long craved. But he also discovered hard truths about himself and his place in the world.This is an extraordinary account of his adventure, but it is also a story of his inner journey and the wisdom he learned along the way.Highlights include:·       Taking part in a traditional voodoo ceremony·       Visiting a ‘witch camp' in northern Ghana·       Witnessing a traditional Adae festival in the Ashanti heartlands·       Discovering the fascinating culture and beautiful landscapes of Ghana, Togo and Benin·       Being inspired to change your life and go on your own modern-day pilgrimage wherever that may beThe book of this story is called Waypoints: A Journey on Foot, which was recently cited by the Washington Post as one of the best travel books of 2021. You can also connect with Rob directly on instagram, twitter and facebook at @rob_martineauBecome a Patron of the show and get ad-free episodes and membership to the exclusive Explorer's Club with monthly travel vouchers sent directly to your inbox and much more. The show is free but costs time and money to produce. If you enjoy it and think that our message of love for the outdoors, caring for this planet and living your life to the full is a message worth spreading then thank you for whatever you can do. https://www.patreon.com/Armchairexplorerpodcast Today's episode is sponsored by wayfarer vans - the backpacker's version of camper vans. Kick-ass van conversions at literally ¼ price of other people, that are designed to de-clutter your adventure so you can be in the moment, taking in the wild spaces your van has delivered you to.  www.wayfarervans.com Follow @armchairexplorerpodcast on Instagram and Facebook or head over to www.armchair-explorer.com to find more background information on this episode   

RealRadio
RealRadio feat. Akin Yai

RealRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 38:07


DJ Honda produced a track a while back called "Travellin' Man",  and it's fitting description of our guest Akin Yai. Originally based in Florida after being born in Benin, then bouncing around before finally landing back where it all started. In this episode, we discussed his experience as part of  the group Cyne, his taste for music and what brought him back full circle. In anticipation of his upcoming drop “Codes”, a collaboration album with producer Thomas Prime, we also featured the first single off of the project "Red Clay" (scheduled to be released Dec 3rd). Head to our Utube channel to see visuals of our discussion.Listen & share, it's the Brooklyn way!

Brilliant Mornings
A Cuckoo Who Likes Candy

Brilliant Mornings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 42:03


The year 1600 is full of secrecy; as separatists in England begin to hold secret church meetings hiding from the Queen, that very Queen is holding secret meetings with the Ambassador of Morocco.  What will come of all this? From the tropical rainforest of the African Congo, to the great Kingdom of Benin, to present-day Morocco and England, join a migrating Cuckoo bird with a sweet tooth to discover some of the key players of this exciting time in history!  Intro and Outro Music by Matt GrajcarThank you to Ep. Sound for the following soundtracks:Gorilla-growl-3-SBA-30011747For the Love of EnglandSummer is OverHorse Gallop Towards 1In Front of UsCaught in the WavesES_Wind Storm 5 - SFX Producer 

The Science Hour
The end for coal power?

The Science Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 57:38


The political message from the COP meeting was a fudge over coal, but what does the science say? Surprisingly India seems to be on track to switch away from coal to renewables. We explore the apparent contradiction with Lauri Myllyvirta of the thinktank Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air. Also a synchrotron for Africa, how such a project would give a boost to scientific development across the continent, with Marielle Agbahoungbata from the X-tech Lab in Seme City in Benin. Moriba Jah, who leads the Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies Group, at the University of Texas, in Austin, tells us what he saw when an exploding Russian satellite sent a shower of debris into the path of the International Space Station. And the animals that carry SARS-Cov-2, an analysis from Barbara Han of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York shows there are many more than previously thought. Image: A coal-fired power station in Nanjing in east China Credit: Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Presenter: Roland Pease Producer: Julian SiddleThe political message from the COP meeting was a fudge over coal, but what does the science say? Surprisingly India seems to be on track to switch away from coal to renewables. We explore the apparent contradiction with Lauri Myllyvirta of the thinktank Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air. Also a synchrotron for Africa, how such a project would give a boost to scientific development across the continent, with Marielle Agbahoungbata from the X-tech Lab in Seme City in Benin. Moriba Jah, who leads the Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies Group, at the University of Texas, in Austin, tells us what he saw when an exploding Russian satellite sent a shower of debris into the path of the International Space Station. And the animals that carry SARS-Cov-2, an analysis from Barbara Han of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York shows there are many more than previously thought. And, Cats started hanging out with humans thousands of years ago, and nowadays these fluffy, lovable pets are found in many of our homes. But there's no doubt lots of them still have keen hunting instincts - witness all the birds and small mammals they kill each year. CrowdScience listener Rachel started wondering whether her cat Eva could fend for herself while watching her uncoordinated swipes at a toy on a string, and seeing her fall off the sofa. Even though Eva was once a stray, she now lives entirely indoors, and it's hard to imagine her holding her own back on the mean streets. But could this pampered pet recover her survival instincts? Or would she go hungry, or fall foul of other cats or predators? Cat behaviour expert Roger Tabor is on hand with answers. His pioneering ‘cat-navs' shine a light on what cats get up to inside and outside the home: we meet one of his subjects, a tiny cat with a fierce personality. Roger explains how a cat's survival toolkit depends on their sex, breed, and above all their early life. Environment matters, too, so in Japan, where Rachel and her pet cat live, we visit a cat shelter to learn about the day-to-day challenges stray cats face And just how ‘domestic' are our cats, anyway? How different are they from their wildcat cousins, and how did they come to be our companions in the first place? It turns out beguiling humans might be even more of a survival trick than hunting. Image: A coal-fired power station in Nanjing in east China Credit: Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Science in Action
The end for coal power?

Science in Action

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 27:12


The political message from the COP meeting was a fudge over coal, but what does the science say? Surprisingly India seems to be on track to switch away from coal to renewables. We explore the apparent contradiction with Lauri Myllyvirta of the thinktank Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air. Also a synchrotron for Africa, how such a project would give a boost to scientific development across the continent, with Marielle Agbahoungbata from the X-tech Lab in Seme City in Benin. Moriba Jah, who leads the Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies Group, at the University of Texas, in Austin, tells us what he saw when an exploding Russian satellite sent a shower of debris into the path of the International Space Station. And the animals that carry SARS-Cov-2, an analysis from Barbara Han of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York shows there are many more than previously thought. Image: A coal-fired power station in Nanjing in east China Credit: Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Presenter: Roland Pease Producer: Julian Siddle

Fórum Onze e Meia
Fórum Onze e Meia #642 – Lula é recebido por Macron como chefe de Estado no Palácio do Elysée

Fórum Onze e Meia

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 92:29


Esta edição do Fórum Onze e Meia fala sobre o encontro de Lula com chefes de Estado da Europa. Enquanto isso, Bolsonaro faz turismo no Catar, andando de moto. Com Reginaldo Lopes, deputado federal (PT-MG), e Anice Lawson, a estudante de Benin que encontrou Lula em Paris. Comentários de Renato Rovai e apresentação de Dri […]

História Preta
Existências | 3. Rosa Egipcíaca

História Preta

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 17:18


Ela foi escrava, prostituta e beata. Nasceu no Benin, viveu no Brasil e morreu em Portugal. A história de vida de Rosa Egipcíaca é uma epopeia sem precedentes na história nacional.--LOJAAcaba de chegar na nosso loja os produtos e camisetas da temporada "O Samba das Pretas"!Acesse loja.historiapreta.com.br e vista nossa história.--APOIEEste episódio só foi possível graças a contribuição generosa de nossos apoiadores. Se você gosta do nosso trabalho, considere nos apoiar em apoia.se/historiapreta--FICHA TÉCNICAPesquisa, Roteiro e Edição de som: Thiago AndréRedes sociais e Gerencia da comunidade: Carolina FerreiraIdentidade Visual: Raimundo BrittoTrilha sonora: Jonatas Cristino e Blue Dot Sessions--Nos siga nas redes sociais no twitter @historiapreta e no Instagram @historia_preta--Referências BibliográficasMOTT, Luiz. Rosa Egipcíaca: uma santa africana no Brasil colonial. Revista UNISINOS, p. 1-20, 1993.

Melanated Intellects
S2:E10 Netflix Series Part 1: High on the Hog

Melanated Intellects

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 51:44


Netflix Series Part 1: High on the Hog In this four-part series we spotlight Netflix as a great resource for documentaries that do a thorough job of highlighting melanated history and experiences. The documentary showcased in this episode is inspired by the book “High on the Hog” by Jessica B. Harris. It uncovers the origins of African American cuisine starting in Benin and then traveling to South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas. In this episode we discuss everything from the culinary influence Africans had on the U.S. to the trailblazers whose influence we still feel today. This documentary had a sincere and moving impact on us after seeing the resilience and versatility of our ancestors woven through the cuisine we have grown so familiar with. You don't want to miss this episode! We could only showcase a few documentaries but there are plenty of others on Netflix that we felt were good resources. The additional documentary recommendation are included but not limited to: -The Black Godfather -Journey of an African Colony -Let it Fall- Los Angeles 1982-1992 -Whose Streets? -I Am Not Your Negro -Time: The Kalief Browder Story -What happened, Miss Simone? -She Did That -Blood Brothers -13th (the original) -13th: A conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay -Good Hair -Amend -Quincy -Ella Fitzgerald

Across Africa
Africa calls for climate justice at COP26

Across Africa

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 12:00


At COP26, richer countries are told to pull their head out of the sand and deliver on climate change promises. Africa is paying dearly for the environmentally destructive policies of developed nations. Also, Covid-19 has kept the border between DR Congo and the Republic of Congo closed for a year and a half. The impact on trade has left communities struggling. And more than a century after they were looted by French colonisers, dozens of artefacts are finally back home in Benin. 

The Current
France returns 26 stolen artifacts to Benin

The Current

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 9:34


France recently returned 26 artifacts stolen from Benin's Kingdom of Dahomey — nearly 130 years after they were taken. Chika Okeke-Agulu, a Nigerian art historian and African art professor at Princeton University, explains how stealing such objects strips people of their history, and why returning them is so important.

Broken Record with Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam

According to Time Magazine, singer Angelique Kidjo is “Africa's premier diva.” Kidjo started out singing traditional music in her native Benin, West Africa when she was a teenager. In 1983, she escaped the conflict-riddled Benin for Paris, where she studied music and eventually signed her first record deal with Island Records. Kidjo has since released 16 albums and won four World Music Grammys. Her latest album, Mother Nature, was released in June and features young African musicians like Sampa the Great and Burna Boy. On today's episode Bruce Headlam talks to Angelique Kidjo about the nature of African rhythm and why it can confuse Western musicians. She also explains how she lets her songs dictate what language her lyrics should be in, and how she managed to escape her home country despite being a recognizable national pop star. Subscribe to Broken Record's YouTube channel to hear all of our interviews:  https://www.youtube.com/brokenrecordpodcast and follow us on Twitter @BrokenRecord You can also check out past episodes here: https://brokenrecordpodcast.com Check out our favorite Angelique Kidjo songs HERE. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Pasha - from The Conversation Africa
Benin bronzes: What is the significance of their repatriation to Nigeria?

Pasha - from The Conversation Africa

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 12:24


GettyImages After years of pressure, western countries are finally returning priceless artefacts and artworks that had been looted from Nigeria during colonial times and were on display in foreign museums. Commonly called the Benin Bronzes, because the objects originated from the Kingdom of Benin (today's Nigeria), these beautiful and technically remarkable artworks have come to symbolise the broader restitution debate. Two British universities – Cambridge University and the University of Aberdeen – recently returned two of the artefacts. And, in mid-October, Germany and Nigeria signed a memorandum of understanding setting out a timetable for the return of around 1,100 sculptures from German museums. Jos van Beurden – an expert on the protection, theft and smuggling of cultural and historical treasures of vulnerable states – offers his insights into this wave of repatriation. He also suggests a way forward for Nigeria to handle and harness the benefits of the artefacts. Photo: Altar to the Hand (Ikegobo), late 18th century, Nigeria, Court of Benin, Edo peoples, Bronze. In the royal kingdom of Benin, cylindrical ‘altars to the hand,' or ikegobo, are created to celebrate a person's accomplishments and successes. Photo by: Sepia Times/Universal Images Group via Getty Images, Rights-managed Music: “Happy African Village” by John Bartmann, found on FreeMusicArchive.org licensed under CC0 1. “African Moon” by John Bartmann, found on FreeMusicArchive.org licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License..

MedicalMissions.com Podcast
The Power of Social Enterprise in Medical Missions

MedicalMissions.com Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021


Dr. and Mrs. McDonald have served in international ministry with over 30 years of experience. Offered an international career with the UN and World Bank, they took the path less traveled, and it has made all the difference…for eternity! With work experience in over 50 countries, together they have helped set up or empower scores of development projects that continue today. These include hospitals, clinics, medical training, orphanages, community centers, schools from preschool to graduate level, businesses, farms, plantations, factories, safe houses, all providing products and services for the local community and export. Trial and error have revealed ten important principles foundational to success in social enterprise. One of them of particular interest in ministry is the issue of multiple “bottom lines.” Profit, the usual bottom line, cannot stand alone. Their core value is that any effort must produce spiritual results, at least in opening doors. Results are God ordained, not man driven. For what profits a man to gain the whole world, and lose his soul? Other principles flow from this core foundational premise. How do you determine the most strategic set of needs when there are so many? And how do you prioritize? How do you find a competitive advantage? How do you diversify to minimize risk? How do you write a business plan to know viability? How do you find the “Champion” if you are not on the ground yourself? How do you avoid colonialism while creating accountability? How do you measure results? How do you avoid corruption? Be encouraged that there is nothing greater than empowering a people group sold out to Christ to become independent to leverage the gospel in their own community! The story of McDonald’s journey is there’s no greater joy than seeing men, women and children come to know the True and Living God while standing free and reaching their own through economic, social and spiritual empowerment! Phil holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State in international development and is the CEO of L.E.A.D. Inc. Rebecca is the Founder and CEO of Women At Risk, Int’l, addressing multiple risk issues in 56 countries and licensed in all 50 states to train medical professionals in anti-trafficking. As a family, they raised four children in the developing world and know the unique challenges of marriage, family, career, ministry, business, and social entrepreneurship in a cross-cultural environment. They never expected to be serial entrepreneurs. Last year Phil authored an Amazon bestselling book entitled, “unreal: Adventures of a Family’s Global Life.” Written in memoir form, the book recounts 90 stories that highlight 60 principles learned from more than 30 years of experience.

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Undaunted: Conversations with Radical Peacemakers
The Check-in: Definitions are political

Undaunted: Conversations with Radical Peacemakers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 35:50


The Israeli government recently designated six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations, and the global community is still trying to catch up. Why did they make this designation, what kind of impact will it have on their work and the NGO sector in Israel/Palestine, and what does it say about the political nature of language? We discuss this, and a recent decision by the French government to return 29 stolen artifacts to Benin. What does it mean to reckon with history, especially histories of theft, and work to repair the harm done in the past—even when we weren't personally responsible for it? Read and share the Principles and Practices of PeacemakingFollow Telos on Instagram @thetelosgroupIf you're enjoying the podcast, become a monthly donor to Telos!Leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts--Watch One Day After Peace

Sensemaker
Ep 208: Handing back stolen treasures

Sensemaker

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 6:25


France has decided to return some artefacts from one of its museums which were looted from Benin more than a century ago. Might museums in other western countries have to follow suit? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Simple English News Daily
Thursday 28th October 2021. World News. Today: Brazil Bolsonaro crimes. US Afghan Islamist threat. Iraq Daesh attack. Iran cyber attack. New

Simple English News Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 7:56


World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 28th October 2021.Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: Brazil Bolsonaro crimes. US Afghan Islamist threat. Iraq Daesh attack. Iran cyber attack. New Zealand vaccines. African Union no Sudan. Benin artefacts back. Russia gas to Europe. Portugal elections? Planet out of galaxy.Send your opinion or experience by email to podcast@send7.org or send an audio message at send7.org for us to broadcast. With Stephen Devincenzi.SEND7 (Simple English News Daily in 7 minutes) tells news in intermediate English. Every day, listen to the most important stories in the world in slow, clear English. This easy English news podcast is perfect for English learners, people with English as a second language, and people who want to hear a fast news update from around the world. Learn English through hard topics, but simple grammar. SEND7 covers all news including politics, business, natural events and human rights. For more information visit send7.org/contact

Africa Today
Cambridge University returns Benin bronzes

Africa Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 24:26


Cambridge University returns Nigeria a bronze cockerel that British soldiers looted in 1897. Two days after a military coup that shocked the international community, demonstrations in Sudan show no sign of stopping, as trade unions join in the protests. A Nigerian man is arrested for trying to sell himself. And Libya's Foreign Minister says she's hopeful about holding democratic elections in December. (Photo Credit: CHRIS LOADES)

Blue Moon | Radio Fritz
Fans unterwegs - mit Timm Lindenau

Blue Moon | Radio Fritz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 103:54


Manche folgen ihrem Verein durch die ganze Republik oder durch Europa. Andere wollen ihren Lieblingsklub endlich mal live sehen und nehmen dafür tausende Kilometer auf sich. Wiederum andere fahren, um zu entdecken - sie groundhoppen. Egal ob Brandenburg, Brasilien, Belarus oder Benin - der Reiz ist das Reisen in Verbindung mit dem Sport. Einer, der schon in über 100(!) Ländern beim Fußball und anderen Sportarten war, ist die Groundhopping-Legende und Buchautor Gayson "Prof" Stanley. Er war zu Gast bei Timm Lindenau und hat von seinen irren Trips in die letzten Winkel der Welt und zu den größten und kleinsten Stadien erzählt - und was es kulturell zu erfahren gibt. Wir wollten aber vor allem von euch wissen: Welcher Ausflug zu einem Sportereignis hat euch umgehauen? Football in den USA? Eishockey in Russland? Olympia in Peking? Cricket in Indien? Welche Stimmung und welche Stadien haben euch besonders beeindruckt? Welche Spots wollt ihr noch besuchen?

RealRadio
RealRadio feat. Privel Hinkati

RealRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 38:39


C'est confirmé, nous avons un écureuil qui rame. Plutôt bien d'ailleurs! Privel Hinkati portait notre drapeau aux JO de Tokyo. Dans cet épisode on a pu discuter du parcours qui la mené à l'aviron, de l'expérience olympique et de ses entraînements. 2024 est à nous! Listen & share, it's the Brooklyn way! 

Africa Today
Sudan protests expose ‘worst and most dangerous' political crisis

Africa Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 27:40


The latest on the protests in Sudan, where there are divisions within the transitional government which is supposed to be steering the country on the path to democracy. We hear from within the Forces for Freedom and Change. Africa currently imports roughly 85% of its food. What benefits would greater self-sufficiency bring to the continent? We bring you a special report from Benin. And after an 8-month hiatus due to the pandemic, Africa's premier cinema festival is back. We take you to FESPACO in Ouagadougou.

Black Talk Radio Network
Abolition Today – Her Majesty, The Queen Mother of Benin West Africa

Black Talk Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 116:16


Max and Yusuf are joined by The Queen Mother of Benin, West Africa to discuss international prison systems and the modern slavery abolition movement from an African-centered global perspective. Her Majesty The Kpodjito Dòwòti Désir Hounon Houna II Guely, is the Queen Mother of the Royal Palace. She is a Manbo Asogwe (High Priest) in Haitian Vodou and a Chief of the Zangbeto, and Egungun secret societies. The Founder of The AfroAtlantic Theologies & Treaties Institute travels extensively to promote human rights for African descendants globally. She is an author, and curator whose work focuses on issues of cultural and spatial production, particularly as it concerns the sacred and contemporary art forms produced by people of African descent. The Queen Mother focuses on product development, sustainable energy production, and rebuilding the primary school associated with the Royal Palace. Her Majesty is also a committee member for the UN and a partner and consultant with the Abolish Slavery National Network. For more information see: www.queenmotherd2h2.net.

Habari za UN
Pamba ni zaidi ya kitambaa cha nguo

Habari za UN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 2:40


Leo ni siku yap amba duniani ikiwa ni maadhimisho ya kwanza kabisa ya siku hiyo kuenzi zao ambalo kitabaa chake kinatengeneza mavazi ya kila siku kwenye mkabati mengi ya nguo ni kitambaa kizuri, rahisi kuvaa, kukitunza na kinadyumu kwa muda mrefu. Lakini kwa mujibu wa Umoija wa Mataifa pamba inawakilisha zaidi ya kitambaa kama inavyofafanua taarifa ya Flora Nducha  Kwa mujibu wa shirika la chakula na kilimo la Umoja wa Mataifa FAO zao hili asili ni bidhaa inayobadilisha maisha duniani linawasaidia wakulima milioni 28.67 na kuzifaidisha zaidi ya familia milioni 100 katika nchi 75 kwenye mabara 5.  Hii inamaanisha kuwa, kwa kila vazi la pamba, ukifuatilia nyuma ya mnyororo wake wa biashara kuna hadithi ya binafsi.  FAO inasema ni kweli kwamba pamba ni muhimu sana kwa uchumi ulioendelea, lakini kwa nchi masikini na zinazoendelea  pamba ni kimbilio na mkombozi wa maisha.  Pamba ni chanzo kikuu cha maisha na kipato kwa wafugaji wengi wadogo  wa vijijini na vibarua, wakiwemo wanawake, kwani kilimo cha zao hilo kinatoa ajira na mapato kwa baadhi ya maeneo masikini zaidi ya vijijini duniani. Miongoni mwa wakulima hao ni María Rosa Farroñán, kutoka jamii ya watu wa asili ya Mochica nchini Peru anaelezea uzoefu wake wa kulima na kuchakata pamba.  Anasema “Pamba asilia kutoka Peru ndio ilikuwa ya kwanza kujulikana duniani, hakukuwa na aina nyingine hapo kabla , mbegu mchanganyiko ya Pima haikuwepo wakati nakua nap amba hii ni ngumu kuchambua, sio rahisi kama mpamba ya asili ambayo uchahambua kwa haraka na kutoa mbegu sababu nil aini. Hata hivyo pamba inasusaidia sana na kuokoa maisha yetu.”  Rosa anasema mkatato mzima kuanzia kilimo, kuchambua, kusokota n ahata kufikisha sokoni unachukua muda mrefu na kazi kubwa, lakini yeye hana kazi nyingine aipendayo kama ya kulima pamba.  Umoja wa Mataifa unasema maadhimisho haya ya kwanza lengo lake ni kutangaza sekta yap amba na kuelimisha kuhusu jukumu kubwa ililonalo katika maendeleo ya uchumi, biashara ya kimataifa na kutokomeza umasikini.  Wazo la kuwa na siku yap amba duniani lilizaliwa mwaka 2019ambapo nchi 4 za Afrika Kusini mwa jangwa la Sahara wazalishaji wakubwa wa pamba ambazo ni Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad na Mali “The cotton four” zilipopendeka kwa shirika la biashara duniani WTO Kamba tarehe 7 Oktoba iwe maadhimisho ya siku yap amba duniani.