AFRICA SALON 2016
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MONDAY, 3/28-SUNDAY, 4/3

SHARED_PORTAL BETWEEN NEW HAVEN & NAIROBI
Cross Campus
Conversations, performances, readings, and more in an audiovisual gold chamber connecting AFRICA SALON artists, Yale students and faculty, New Haven community members, and the Kwani? literary community in Nairobi

TUESDAY, 3/29-THURSDAY, 3/31

mo(ve)ments: African Digital Subjectivities
Yale School of Art, 36 Edgewood Avenue, 2nd Floor Gallery Space

Visual art exhibit foregrounding digital encounters with African art and transnational aesthetics of cool. Featuring 2 Many Siblings (Kenya), Kent Andreasen (South Africa), Nicola Brandt (Namibia), Helen Harris (Namibia), David Uzochukwu (Belgium/Nigeria), and William Ukoh (Nigeria)

MONDAY, 3/28

FILM SCREENING: HORSES OF GOD
7-9pm | Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
Award-winning Moroccan drama

TUESDAY, 3/29

mo(ve)ments RECEPTION
7-9pm | Yale School of Art, 36 Edgewood Avenue, 2nd Floor Gallery Space
Pre-reception conceptual tours led by the artists and AFRICA SALON Visual Content Curator Efe Igor. Refreshments

WEDNESDAY, 3/30

FILM SCREENING: SEMBENE!
7-9pm | SSS Hall Rm 114, 1 Prospect St
Documentary on “father of African cinema,” Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène

THURSDAY, 3/31

WORKSHOP IN AFRICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
7-8:30pm | Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
Opening lecture by Cameroonian philosopher, political scientist, and public intellectual Achille Mbembe on “Decolonizing the University.” Co-sponsored with Yale Council on African Studies

FRIDAY, 4/1

FILM SCREENING: THE PEARL OF AFRICA
7-9pm | Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
Documentary on the Ugandan LGBT movement

SATURDAY, 4/2

AFRICA SALON X PECHA KUCHA
2:30-3:30PM | Afro-American Cultural Center, 211 Park Street
Lively visual presentations using 20 images x 20 seconds format on African arts and culture. Featuring Erica James, Professor of Art History and African American Studies; the Yale University Art Gallery’s new African Art Curator Barbara Plankensteiner; Tsedenya Simmie ’19, student photographer and Yale Artist to Watch; and Michael Veal, Professor of Music and African American Studies. Refreshments and informal Q&A

 

AFRICAN FASHION SALON
4-5pm | Theatre Studies Ballroom, 220 York Street

Interactive fashion show featuring acclaimed menswear company Ikiré Jones and Yale alumni-founded couture brand House of Chihera

 

AN AFRICAN BALLROOM
5:30-6:30pm | Theatre Studies Ballroom, 220 York Street
Performances by Lacina Coulibaly, West African Dance Lecturer in Yale’s Theatre Studies program and dancer and choreographer for Faso Danse Theatre, a Burkina Faso-based dance company, and DZANA, Yale's urban African dance troupe

 

AFTERPARTY
10pm-1:30am | Atelier Florian, 1166 Chapel Street
African-style turn-up spun by DJ Kash

SUNDAY, 4/3

AFRICAN BRUNCH DAY PARTY
12:30-2:30pm | Afro-American Cultural Center, 211 Park Street
Food by La Libela (Ethiopian), Buka New York (Nigerian), and Café Sophie (Moroccan) and screenings of Afripedia. Dress code: “African cool”

 

IN THE CONTINUUM: A STAGED READING
3-6pm | Battell Chapel, 300 College Street
Contemporary African play presented by FOLKS, black artists at the Yale School of Drama (Yale Artists to Watch). Talkback and discussion, moderated by Hannah Giorgis of BuzzFeed, on black and African student culture at Yale

 

AFRICA SALON CONCERT
7-10pm | College Street Music Hall, 238 College Street
Featuring Wambura Mitaru, Blitz the Ambassador, and Thomas Mapfumo