Music and Dance of West Africa


The Fowler Museum of Cultural History at UCLA presents an evening of music and dance from the Ewe of Ghana and Togo, the Fon of Benin, and the Asante of Ghana, under the direction of legendary musician and scholar Kobla Ladzekpo.


Thursday, May 31, 2007
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Courtyard
enter UCLA from Sunset at Westwood
Los Angeles, CA 90095

This performance is part of the Fowler Out Loud series held outdoors in the Fowler Courtyard on Thursday evenings.

Come early and enjoy the excellent exhibitions currently at the Fowler:

http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/incEngine/?content=cm&cm=exhibitions

  • Makishi: Mask Characters of Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola -- now through June 17
  • Architecture of the Veil: An Installation by Samta Benyahia  --  now through Sept. 2, 2007
  • El Anatsui: Gawu -- now through Aug. 26
  • Butabu: Adobe Architecture of West Africa, Photographs by James Morris -- now through July 15
  • Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives  --  On ongoing display

And, the Fowler Museum Store Pre-Inventory Sale begins June 1 and runs through June 14, during regular Museum hours - check website for hours - www.fowler.ucla.edu

Enjoy savings of 50% or more on many wonderful items in the Fowler Museum Store, including fabulous jewelry, leather boxes, museum catalogs, Asian ceramics, fun totes, beautiful vases, elegant scarves, African textiles, coasters, toys, and more!

Upcoming Fowler Event on June 2:

  • Lecture by Suzanne Preston Blier  --  A Scattering of Pearls:  Architecture of the Gold Road, and the Mali-Spain Diaspora, Saturday, June 2, 3 PM
     
    In 1324 King Mansa Musa of Mali met a son of the Granada Spice and Perfume Guild head named Al-Saheli in Cairo. Musa invited Al-Saheli to accompany him back to Mali to become his court architect. Harvard University art and architectural historian Suzanne Preston Blier examines this remarkable architect-patron relationship, the buildings resulting from it, and the larger history of north-south exchange during the centuries of the trans-Saharan gold trade. Drawing on a range of evidence, this lecture addresses the impact of sub-Saharan African cultural forms in Andalusian Spain in the course of the centuries leading up to the Musa-Al-Saheli meeting, and the enduring impact of these early ties in subsequent eras.
Special Instructions

Light refreshments will be served.


Cost : Lecture and exhibitions are free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 4 for $8.

For more information please contact:

Fowler Museum at UCLATel: 310-825-4361

www.fowler.ucla.edu


Sponsor(s): , Fowler Museum at UCLA