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

Saturday, April 22, 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.

Saturday, April 22, Events:

Taste of Africa 12:00pm
Interactive Taste Presentation and Food Festival
Featured Artist: Essie Bartels|Spice Mixologist x Founder, Essiespice

From Afropunk to Muslim Ban 1:15
Discussion on the intersection of Racism, Islamaphobia, Xenophobia and Pop Culture.
Featuring Yale Student Artists

DANSE! 2:30pm
African Dance Showcase
Featured Dance Groups:
Dzana|Yale University
Nubian Foxes, University of Connecticut
WAMULA|Eastern Connecticut University

Cosmic Africa 3:45pm
Musical Workshop and Discussion
Featured Artists:
Marshka and Joseph Kiwango of Cosmic Homies, Musical Collective

All Things Ankara Fashion Show 6:00pm
Featured Artist: Nikki Billie Jean|Designer x Founder, All Things Ankara

The After-Party 11:00
Featured Artist: DJ Kash |Aboki Entertainment

For more event details and registration go to

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