The 2nd Cultural Compounds presentation:
IS AFRICAN IDENTITY LOST IN TRANSLATION?

 

Date: Saturday 7thJuly 2018
Time: All Day
Venue: RoomB200, University Building, City, University of London.

 

Cultural Compounds is a series of one day symposiums to explore how the cultural and the personal conditions of African diasporic society, relate to current practices and theories, our knowledge of the past and contribute to our aspirations for the future. They will include keynote presentations, conversations, debates and performances to explore how the word ‘Black’ translates currently in various art and cultural forms and what the drivers are for these.

On 7thJuly we have the following panellists drawn from cultural theorists, activists, arts practitioners and artists from UK and abroad.

  • Zena Edwards (Performance Poet)
  • Patrice Niambana (Actor and musician)
  • Coco Mbassi (Singer)
  • Larry Achiampong (visual artist)
  • Hassan Aliyu (visual artist)
  • Alieu Bah (visiting poet and youth activist from The Gambia)
  • Bibi Bakare Yusef (Cassava Republic – publisher)
  • Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm (novelist and magazine publisher)
  • Minna Salami ‘aka’ Ms Afropolitan (cultural theorist)
  • Louisa Uchum Egbunike (Lecturer in English at City University)
  • Onyekachi Wambu (Director of A.F.F.O.R.D.)
  • Kwaku (Black British Music.com)
  • (keynote to be confirmed)

 

For more information and to book tickets
Eventbrite link for 7 July event  2018

https://is-african-identity-lost-in-translation.eventbrite.com/

 

Quotes from panellists
https://conta.cc/2JvflUU 

www.culturalcompounds.org

 

Funded by ACE England
Hosted by City, University of London
Organsiers: African Writers Abroad, The Watch-Men Agency, Picture Bright

 

Aims of the Symposiums

  • To discuss in a public space such questions as: In a society made up of people with multiple cultural references and hybrid identities how do we name ourselves? Do we identify with received and perceived representation?
  • To create an environment for live and online dialogue to exchange ideas and opinions and highlight urgent questions about Afro-Modernist cultural expression and inheritance in the UK and beyond.
  • To examine and challenge cultural, artistic and curatorial practices, theories and traditions as they relate to race, representation and identity with reference to people of African descent.

Funded by ACE England
Hosted by City, University of London
Organsiers: African Writers Abroad, The Watch-Men Agency, Picture Bright

 

https://conta.cc/2JvflUU 


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