Swahili Arts Talk Now on January 27th
Talk / Lecture
7:00 to 8:00
Wed, January 30, 2019

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.

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Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day. Rideshare drop-off 305 Royce Drive.