Dialogue: Africa Meets North America In Harlem 10/30/11-11/3/11

To mark the United Nations’ International Year for People of African Descent, The New York African Chorus Ensemble Inc in partnership with The Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force presents Dialogue: Africa Meets North America In Harlem Sunday, October 30 – Wednesday, November 3, 2011

In the promoter’s own words:

“Dialogue: Africa Meets North America In Harlem is a historic gathering that will bring together international and local scholars and performers, students, arts organizations, the general public, including elected officials and the diplomatic community to discuss the aesthetical, sonic, and social processes that occur when cultures or disciplines collide.  Such an occasion provides the opportunity to dialogue; compare and confront ideas and perspectives.”

Registration Fee: $70.00 for early registration, and $80 after October 15, 2011, for full conference (fee covers symposia, and performances only). Pre-registration is required.

Highlights include:

  • A historic memorial ceremony for the African ancestors who built Harlem and indeed New York City, but who are underneath the Bus Depot at 126th Street and 2nd Avenue;
  • Christopher Moore of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents a lecture on the history of Africans in New York and Harlem.
  • Panel discussions and round table discussions involving the literary leaders in African Music.
  • An international business forum to facilitate cultural exchanges between Africa and New York Special guest speakers include Mr. Randy Weston, great Jazz pianist; Voza Rivers -Chairman, Harlem Arts Alliance; Dr. Delores McCray, V.P. Amalgamated Bank; Dr. Martha Vega, Caribbean Cultual Center; Beatrice Sibblies, Bos Development LLC; Rev. Richards of Abyssinian Church; Bro. John Watusi Branch of African Poetry Theater, Dr. Chike Onyeani, publisher African SunTimes, Ade Olufeko, and other leaders from cultural organizations in the United States and Africa .
  • Screening of  “Slave Warrior”, a film by Oliver Mbamara which reveals real untold accounts of Slavery.

For more info please see www.nyafricanensemble.com

Events will take place at the Harlem State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. New York, NY 10031


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