ARTS AND CULTURE
Keeping the "African Spirit" alive in the Arts
Conversation with an African Composer: Bode Omojola
African Operas help to preserve and share African cultural beliefs, language, history, music and traditions with the world.
Date: April 10, 2021
Time: 5 PM to 6 PM EDT
Online: Zoom and Facebook Live @TheSpaceSeries8
Bode Omojola is Five College Professor of Music and Chair, Department of Music, Mount Holyoke College. As a Five College Professor, he teaches at all the institutions of the Five College Consortium (Amherst, Hampshire, Smith colleges, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst). A composer and ethnomusicologist, Omojola received his Ph.D. from the University of Leicester, England. His research centers on Yorùbá and African diaspora music, including modern African art music. His awards have included the Radcliffe fellowship in musicology at Harvard, and the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the University of Cologne, Germany. His opera, Odyssey of a Dream, was premiered in 2018, by the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra and Five College African opera students in the United States.
African Wisdom and Heritage preserved as Art works and Home Decorations:
a conversation with Julius Aboagye
Date: April 24th
Time: 5 PM to 6PM EDT
Julius Aboagye founded African Heritage Collection 26 years ago, in Bristol, CT with a mission to EDUCATE AND SHOWCASE African HISTORY AND CULTURE through its ART AND HOME DECORATING PRODUCTS. Today, that passion is as strong as ever and led him to launch a line of Multicultural Trophies & Recognition Awards that draw on Africa and the world’s WISDOM AND HERITAGE.
Contributors to Knowledge Keeping the "African Spirit" Alive
The Space debut with the delightful Harlem icon, Ms. Emme Kemp as she talks Jazz, Bubbling Brown Sugar and her musical collaborations with Eubie Blake and many more famous African American musicians.