Conferences

 

AfroInnova
Cali, Colombia
May 17—20, 2017

Ifeanyi participated the second meeting of AfroInnova, a Colombian-based Afro-Diasporan connection platform and transnational expert working group for the development of the African Diaspora, headed by former Minister of Culture and Ifeanyi's collaborator Paula Moreno.

Derived from the organization's language:

AfroInnova is an initiative of Moreno's Manos Visibles Corporation that with the support of the Spanish Cooperation seeks the creation strategic connections between organízations and innovative leaders of the African diaspora, within the framework of the UN decade for Afrodescendants 2015-2024. Since 2015, AfroInnova has carried out a process of mapping, analysis and reflection of the dynamic action of the African diaspora in the world, offering other mechanisms to strengthen the links and relations of power to rethink new forms of influence in the decade of Afro-descendants. For this reason, AfroInnova has convened a group of leaders and organizations with a specific trajectory and set of measures, who are interested in the processes of empowerment of Africa and its diasporas at the global level. At the end, what interests AfroInnova is the promotion of an international afrodiasporic power based on the recovery of the diaspora and their contributions to streamline structural changes through strategic connections.

Narratives of Hope? Curating Africa in the European Context
University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
May 8, 2017

North South Lines' first event, “Narratives of Hope? Curating Africa in the European Context,” reflects on how (Southern) African history and culture has been framed in recent European exhibitions (for example: Magisch Afrika, 2014, Design Africa 2015-2016, Afrika 010, 2016, Art of a nation, 2016-2017, Goede Hoop 2017) in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe, and how this reflects the changing discourse between Europe and Africa.

We are looking forward to hosting:
Barbara Henkes (University of Groningen, catalogue writer Goede Hoop exhibition)
Ifeanyi Awachie (Yale Africa Salon)
Annette Schmidt (Tropenmuseum)
Manon Braat (independent curator)
Nkule Mabaso (Michaelis School of Fine Arts, Cape Town)

AfroInnova
Cartagena, Colombia
November 29—December 5, 2016

Ifeanyi participated in the first meeting of AfroInnova, a Colombian-based Afro-Diasporan connection platform and transnational expert working group for the development of the African Diaspora, headed by former Minister of Culture and Ifeanyi's collaborator Paula Moreno.

 

Panels

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
May 7, 2016
2pm

Emerging Social Entrepreneurs and Cultural Brokers
Exploring the changing dynamics and growing interest in contemporary art and cultures of Africa and African Diaspora, this panel spotlights an upcoming generation of African social entrepreneurs who are seizing the opportunity to mobilize new platforms of discussion. With discussants Ifeanyi Awachie (Curator of Africa Salon: Yale University’s contemporary African arts and culture festival); Shimite Obialo (lawyer and Founder of the digital platform Anoko); Sharon Obuobi (Founder of Art Accra); and Amy Sall (Founder and Editor-In-Chief of SUNU Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics). Moderated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi.

 

Performances

Poetry

The Poetry Institute: A Night of Poetry in Response to Black Lives Matter Issues
With Antoinette Brim, Maya Osborne, and others
Institute Library, New Haven, CT
February 18, 2016
7pm

Zannette Lewis Environmental and Social Justice Community Poetry Open Mic
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT
January 18, 2016
11am

José Oyola and the Astronauts Hologram Release Show
College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
November 7, 2015
7pm

Arresting Patterns Conference: Perspectives on Race, Criminal Justice, Artistic Expression, and Community
With Titus Kaphar, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Aaron Jafferis, and others
Artspace, New Haven, CT
September 13, 2015
5pm

 

radio

Grounded
WNHH Community Radio
April 28, 2016

Artist, writer, activist, and Africa Salon curator Ifeanyi Awachie comes on the show to talk about African art and music, and her Literary Happy Hour program.

Chicken and Jollof Rice Show - “Immi-great”
Podcast
March 19, 2016

This week, we're joined by a special guest! The creator of Africa Salon at Yale University, a dancer, a poet and a writer at okayafrica who included Chicken & Jollof Rice Show on her list of 6 African podcasts you should be listening to right now, Ifeanyi Awachie joins the show! We discuss:

- Our origin stories, but this time from the perspective of immigrating to the U.S.
- The unique logistical challenges that Africans faced in trying to get into the country
- The feelings that broken families experience due to the process
- The inability for many immigrants to work in their field of study
- The public transportation nightmare in Washington, DC, and much more!

Where We Live - Nigeria: Stories From the Coast of West Africa
WNPR
January 12, 2016

This hour, we feature stories and sounds from the West African country of Nigeria. 

First, WSHU reporter Ebong Udoma checks in from Abuja, Nigeria, where he's helped launch a brand new multimedia project called Gotel Africa. When completed, Gotel Africa will become the continent's first-ever pan-African news service. We learn more about it. 

We also talk to a local author and photographer whose new book, Summer in Igboland, paints an intimate portrait of Nigerian life and identity. And later, Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre tells us about the vibrant music scene in Lagos, Nigeria.

GUESTS:

Ebong Udoma - WSHU's Connecticut State Capitol reporter; he is currently working on a new multimedia project called Gotel Africa
Ifeanyi Awachie - Curator of Yale's Africa Salon; author and photographer behind the new book Summer in Igboland
Banning Eyre - Senior editor and producer of Afropop Worldwide 

Prosecco on the Porch
Podcast
July 23, 2015