2015 LINEUP

ALL PROGRAMMING HELD AT THE AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER
211 PARK STREET | NEW HAVEN | CT
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FRIDAY | 3.27

6-8pm
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AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER | 211 PARK STREET

8PM
MODERN AFRICA IN THE MIND OF THE DIASPORA

ON DEFINITIONS OF “AFRICA” AND “AFRICANNESS” AND INTERVENTIONS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN, CARIBBEAN, AND AFRO-LATIN CULTURE ON THE ARTS IN MODERN AFRICA

performance by:
dzana | dance troupe; yale artists to watch

conversation with:
professor michael veal | music x african american studies, yale university | u.s.
paula moreno | former minister of culture, colombia; founder, manos visibles | colombia
akisa omulepu | manager, just a band; founder x ceo, omnimerge media | kenya
bibi bakare-yusuf | founder x publisher, cassava republic press | nigeria


saturday | 3.28

9:30am-5pm
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afro-american cultural center | 211 park street

10AM
THE AFRICAN IMAGINATION AND THE WESTERN MARKET

ON THE ROLE OF WESTERN VALIDATION IN THE PRODUCTION OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN LITERATURE

performances by:
opelo matome | yale artist to watch | botswana
coryna ogunseitan | yale artist to watch | u.s./nigeria

reading by:
ivy nyayieka | yale artist to watch | kenya

conversation with:
bibi bakare-yusuf | founder x publisher, cassava republic press | nigeria
adaobi tricia nwaubani | author x journalist | nigeria
ivy nyayieka | yale artist to watch | kenya

11:30am
IN SEARCH OF AN AFRICAN AESTHETIC

ON THE ROLE OF ARTISTS’ PERSONAL AND TRANSATLANTIC EXPERIENCES IN THE SHAPING OF NEW AFRICAN AESTHETICS IN MULTIPLE MEDIA

curated by the museum of contemporary african diasporan arts (mocada)

conversation with:
isissa komada-john | exhibitions director, mocada | u.s.
ruby onyinyechi amanze | visual artist | u.k./nigeria

laylah amatullah barrayn | portrait x documentary photographer | u.s.
rebecca aston | yale artist to watch | zimbabwe

1:30pM
FROM BLACK PRESIDENTS TO NERDY COLLECTIVES

on the legacy of activism established by founding African musicians and the enduring relationship between music, politics, and activism on the continent

performance by:
asempa! | a cappella group; yale artists to watch

remarks by:
stephen hendel '73

conversation with:
professor michael veal | music x african american studies, yale university | u.s.
jean grae | rapper | u.s./south africa
bill "blinky" sellanga | lead singer, just a band; ted fellow | kenya

3PM
PAN-AFRICAN STORYTELLERS IN FASHION

ON A VISION TO STIMULATE NEW PERCEPTIONS OF AFRICAN-INSPIRED FASHION BY MEANS OF STORYTELLING

featuring:
54 kingdoms fashion house u.s./ghana

4PM
FILM SCREENINGS

featuring:
selections from the johannesburg pavilion film programme
EXCUSE ME, WHILE I DISAPPEAR 
HILLBROW THE BRIDGE | CROSSING

8pm
CONCERT

doors open at 7:30pm

10pm-2am
AFTERPARTY

BRIQ | 266 COLLEGE STREET

featuring: 
dj kash