AFRICA SALON 2016
LINEUP

MONDAY, 3/28-SUNDAY, 4/3

PORTAL BETWEEN NEW HAVEN & NAIROBI
11am-1pm | Cross Campus (College Street Side)
Conversations, performances, readings, and more exchanged in an audiovisual gold chamber with creatives in Nairobi: fashion guru Diani Opoti, award-winning filmmaker and musician Jim Chuchu, Jalada Africa Managing Editor Moses Kilolo, writer, thespian, and storyteller Aleya Kassam, Kwani? Managing Editor Billy Kahora, and more

TUESDAY, 3/29-THURSDAY, 3/31

mo(ve)ments: African Digital Subjectivities (An Art Show)
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), William Ukoh (Nigeria), and David Uzochukwu (Austria/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
5:30-7:30pm | Yale School of Art, 36 Edgewood Avenue, 2nd Floor Gallery Space
Refreshments and conceptual tours led by the artists and AFRICA SALON Visual Content Curator Efe Igor

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
Exclusive viewing of the unreleased documentary on the Ugandan LGBT movement

SATURDAY, 4/2

AFRICA SALON 20X20 SHOWCASE - POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA
2:30-3:30PM | Afro-American Cultural Center, 211 Park Street
Lively visual presentations on African arts and culture using PechaKucha's 20 images x 20 seconds format. Featuring the Yale University Art Gallery’s new African Art Curator Barbara Plankensteiner; Tsedenya Simmie ’19, student photographer and Yale Artist to Watch; Michael Veal, Professor of Music and African American Studies, and more. 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
11pm-2am | Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant, 1106 Chapel Street
African-style turn-up spun by DJ Kash. Open bar from 11pm-1am. Dress code: “African cool”

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 and featuring Dean Jonathan Holloway of Yale College, 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