Illustrating Africa | Encounters with Graphic Novelist Marguerite Abouet

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French-Ivorian graphic novelist Marguerite Abouet reflects on the success of her critically acclaimed graphic novel series, “Aya of Yop City”, and the role of the visual arts in African self-representation. Abouet’s graphic novel series, “Aya of Yop City” (2005), follows … Read More

Singing Africa | Ibeyi in Concert at the Variety Playhouse

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Franco-Cuban duo Ibeyi will perform at the Variety Playhouse on October 30th as part of their North American tour. The daughters of venerated Cuban percussionist Miguel “Angà” Diaz, Franco-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz have gained international acclaim in their … Read More

Screening | Aya of Yop City

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Critically acclaimed graphic novel meets vibrant animated feature with French-Ivorian author/director Marguerite Abouet’s César-nominated film “Aya of Yop City“, a humorous and intriguing film set in 1970’s Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The animated picture has earned worldwide praise for its representation … Read More

‘yesterday she plowed the land’: A new ballet by Daniel Wohl, glo & Sonic Generator

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A glo / Sonic Generator hybrid performance of amplified orchestra, electronics, and movement, among 54 Columns, activating Sol LeWitt’s art space as a daydream environment. ‘yesterday she plowed the land’ was a world premiere, multi-sensory experience of Paris-born sound artist Daniel … Read More

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