Canberra’s annual Multicultural Festival beings today (21 February) and runs all weekend!
Details and program here: https://www.multiculturalfestival.com.au/
The Africa Village will be at Stage 5 across the 3 days of the Festival. The program will feature ‘One Spirit Africa’ an Afro-fusion band from Melbourne. Combining Ghanaian lyrics with English, they perform traditional African rhythms with vibrant percussive styling that will keep you dancing! One Spirit Africa will feature traditional West African drums, xylophone and flute along with contemporary keys, guitar, bass, drum kit and horns to present an authentic percussive performance. The Village will also feature Afro Zumba and a Drum workshop for all to participate in!
There will also be food for sale from Egypt, Ethiopia, Mauritius and Nigeria.
Wed., 4 March 2020, 9:00am–4:30pm
Fenner Seminar Room, Fenner Building (#141), ANU
This symposium style event will examine the ANU’s research work in Africa, and facilitate interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration.
A lunch will be provided, allowing for networking and informal discussion. More details. Register here
(Ordinarily we restrict posts on this site to events in Canberra, but this fascinating exhibition about a little known aspect of African and African diasporic history is an exception to the rule. -IA)
Photography, Race and Slavery: African sitters of Qajar Era Iran – Seminar and Exhibition Opening
Curated by Dr Pedram Khosronejad (Western Sydney University), this exhibition traces the unexplored history of African slaves in Iran during the Qajar dynasty and looks at the unique relationship between photography and slavery in Iran from 1840s to the 1930s. This exhibition is presented as part of the UNSW Library Exhibitions Program and the Silk Roads@UNSW Research Network Seminar Series in collaboration with the Religion and Society Cluster of Western Sydney University.
UNSW Library, Sydney, 25 September 5:00pm RSVP