Swahili Arts Talk Now on January 27th
RESCHEDULED FOR WORLD ON THE HORIZON COMMUNITY DAY ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
UCLA lecturer Sephrine Achesah provides a brief history of Swahili communities in Tanzania, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, and Madagascar. Following that, members of UCLA East African Student Association will perform a Swahili dance.The program concludes with a poetry reading in the World on the Horizon exhibition gallery with students from UCLA’s Swahili I language course.
Related Exhibition: World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean
More than 150 artworks from Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Oman, and Yemen demonstrate how the seafaring world of the Swahili coast is a vibrant site of cultural convergence, with historically deep and enduring connections to eastern and central Africa, the port towns of the western Indian Ocean, Europe, and the United States.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day. Rideshare drop-off 305 Royce Drive.