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All day, Friday, April 21, 2017

AFRICA SALON: Yale’s Annual Contemporary African Arts and Culture Festival

Friday Events:

12:00 PM | MY AFRICA IS
Afro-American Cultural Center
Opening Luncheon and Documentary Screening
Featured Artist: Nosarieme Garrick | Director x Producer, My Africa Is

1:30-3:00 PM | AFRICA ONLINE
Afro-American Cultural Center
Discussion of Modern African Media and Diasporic Digital Narratives
Featured Artists:
• Anakwa Dwamena | Writer, The New Yorker
• Amira Ali | Writer x Editor, AfricaSpeaks4Africa
• Antoinette Isama | Associate Editor, OkayAfrica

3:15-4:30 PM | OUT OF THE CONTINENT, ONTO THE CANVAS
Afro-American Cultural Center
An Exploration of how Art and Performance can Inspire and Instigate Action
Featured Artist: Laulo Senbanjo | Visual Artist x Musician x Activist

4:30 | COCKTAIL RECEPTION + ARTIST MEET AND GREET
Exhibit featuring works by Kwadwo Adae, Kenturah Davis, Anna Wane, Tsedenya Simmie, Jesse Kimotho, Michelle Kemei, and Hope Village Artisans

5:30-7:00 PM | WORDS OF THE DIASPORA
Afro-American Cultural Center
Poetry Reading and Discussion on African Diasporic Storytelling
Featured Artist: Safia Elhillo | Poet
Featured Student Artists: Daad Sharfi & Opelo Matome

Websites: Register, Event Page
Open to: General public
Admission: Free but register in advance
Instructions: Admission Free, Registration Encouraged
Contact Information: Dianne Lake, Dianne.lake@yale.edu

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