The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.
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African music at Stewards Comprehensive, Harlow
With great enthusiasm, the schoolchildren of Stewards Comp in Harlow are inspired to drum, dance, and sing traditional African music.
News 1974 7 mins
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Every child deserves a teacher like Felix Cobson. Ghanaian-born Felix teaches traditional African drumming, dancing, and singing to the schoolchildren of Stewards Comprehensive, Harlow. The Founder of Aklowa African village in Takeley, Essex, Felix’s aim is to promote awareness of the true African way of life through workshops and performances. The children certainly enjoy the richness of African culture, and perform with great enthusiasm for Anglia Television.
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