AFRICA SALON 2015

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

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

THE AFRICAN IMAGINATION AND THE WESTERN MARKET

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

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

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:
rebecca aston | yale artist to watch | zimbabwe
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.

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

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

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