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11 Oct
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Oct 11, 2023 | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM


[Global Faculty-in-Residence Event] The Singing Masks

In this cultural event, Senegalese artist and activist and Gallatin's Global Faculty-in-Residence Ibrahima Amadou Niang will use poetry, drumming, story-telling, and singing to educate people on the meaning of the restitution of stolen heritage to Africa, and its importance to the rest of the world.

He will be joined by American artist and NYU alumni Elizabeth Kallop who will be singing and playing the piano.

Drawing on their talents as artists and their experiences as global activists in the restitution movement, Ibou and Eliza will connect the audience to those communities who have lost these objects and lead us on the journey that these communities and cultural objects have gone through. They will creatively suggest what the foundation of reconciliation and healing could be.

In the process, we will engage with the questions these communities have been grappling with regarding history, identity, and culture. In English, French, and Wolof.


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