Africa Salon: Yale’s Contemporary African Arts and Culture Festival

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
Various Campus Locations See map
Sponsored by RITM

Africa Salon is a lively celebration of African arts and culture through unique discussions, screenings, fashion shows, parties, and performances, featuring some of the most consequential artists from the continent and diaspora.

This year’s salon highlights visual art, poetry, music, fashion, media and for the first time in AFRICA SALON history, dance and cuisine.

Friday, April 21, Events:

My Africa Is 12:00pm
Opening Luncheon and Documentary Screening
Featured Artist: Nosarieme Garrick|Director x Producer, My Africa Is

Africa Online 1:30pm
Discussion of Diasporic Media and African Digital Narratives
Featured Artists:
Anakwa Dwamena |Writer, The New Yorker
Amira Ali|Writer x Editor, AfricaSpeaks4Africa
Antoinette Isama|Associate Editor, OkayAfrica

Out of the Continent, Onto the Canvas 3:15pm
An Exploration of How Art and Performance Can Inspire and Instigate Action
Featured Artist: Laulo Senbanjo|Visual Artist x Musician x Activist

Words of the Diaspora 5:30pm
Poetry Reading and Q&A
Featured Artist: Safia Elhillo|Poet
Featured Student Artist: Opelo Matome and Daad Sharfi

AFRICA SALON Concert 9:00pm, Toad’s Place

A musical celebration featuring exhiliratin New Soul Hip-Hop and “Electro-Organic” Afro-Beat Music
Featured Artists: OSHUN, Alsahar and the Nubatones, Cosmic Homies

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Sponsors: Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity and Transnational Migration,  the Office of International Affairs and the MacMillan Center