Conference 2

‘Is African identity lost in translation?’

Outline:

Cultural Compounds is a series of one-day symposiums to explore how the cultural and the personal conditions of African diasporic society, relate to current practices and theories, our knowledge of the past and contribute to our aspirations for the future. They will include keynote presentations, conversations, debates and performances to explore how the word ‘Black’ translates currently in various art and cultural forms and what the drivers are for these.

Participants:

Keynote speakers and panellists will be drawn from cultural theorists, activists, professionals and practising artists.

Kwaku BBM

Black British Music/Black Music Congress

Alieu Bah

Visiting poet / youth activist from The Gambia

Carleen De Sözer

Visual artist

Zena Edwards

Performance Poet

Patrice Naiambana

Actor and Musician

Minna Salami

Cultural Theorist

Louisa Uchum Egbunkie

Lecturer in English at City University

Photo Credit: NATALIA QUEIROLO

Larry Achiampong

Visual Artist

Coco Mbassi

Singer

Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm

Novelist and Magazine Publisher

Bibi Bakare-Yusuf

Cassava Republic – Publisher

Onyekachi Wambu

Director of A.F.F.O.R.D.

Event Schedule:

Registration
9-9.30

Intro/ Welcome/ Housekeeping
9.30-10

Session 1:
Performance

10–11.15am

Patrice Naiambana
Coco Mbassi
Zena Edwards 

Break
11:15 – 11:30

Session 2:
Literature & Language 

11:30 –12.45 pm

Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf
Alieu Bah ‘Immortal X’ 

Lunch
12:45-14:00

Session 3:
Visual Art

2:00-3:15 pm

Hassan Aliyu
Larry Achiampong
Carleen de Sozer

Break
15:15-15:30

Session 4:
Cultural Theory 

15:30-16:45 pm

Minna Salami
Onyekachi Wambu
Louisa Egbunike
 

Break
4:45–17:00

Session 5
Spoken Word Performance Q & A

 

17:00-17:45 pm

Break/ Drinks reception 
17.45 – 18:15

Session 6:
Guest speaker & Q and A 

18:15-19:15 pm

Close
19:30

Date:

Sat: 7th July 2018
Time: 9am -8pm

The event is free for City University students and staff and free for other FT students

Location:

City University

Room B200,
University Building,
City University of London
Northampton Square,
Clerkenwell,
London EC1V 0HB