Siggi Dimanche Event in the Historic Leimert Park Village

Kymberly Newberry-Kabaila presents Siggi Dimanche: A Celebration of Francophone Africa.

Sunday, March 21, 2010
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
KAOS Network
Leimert Park
4343 Leimert Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Info forwarded from Kymberly Newberry-Kabaila; contact her for additional information (see below).  Filmmaker and colleague Moussa Bocoum will be paying tribute to Ousmane Sembene.

“Siggi Dimanche” – A Celebration of Francophone Africa
“Siggi” in Wolof means “Lift up your head;” “Dimanche” in French means “Sunday,” thus the name “Siggi Dimanche.”

Scheduled (subject to change):

Welcome and Overview  -  Kymberly Newberry-Kabaila,”Siggi Dimanche” Founder and Program Director

Readings of Francophone Literature:

Richard Gant, Yann Perreau, Jessica Vautor, Jordan Elgrably, Tony Winters, Njaw Samb, Wesley Kabaila, Charlotte Aya Kouassi, Joel Virgel, Jacques Ahouansou, Carl Gilliard, Barbara Roberts, Hubert Marlin and possibly more

PowerPoint Presentation:

Presented by Dr. David Horne on “The Decade of the Diaspora”

Senegalese Filmmaker Moussa Bocoum on “The Life, The Man and The Works”

Moussa Bocoum pays tribute to his mentor, Ousmane Sembene.  Moussa spent seven years under the tutelage of Sembene and Moussa will share some of his personal reflections and memories of the person many consider to be the father of African cinema, Ousmane Sembene.

Possible - Allen and Polly Roberts present an overview of Francophone Art

Schedules permitting, Professors Allen and Polly Roberts, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, may give a brief overview of Francophone Art.

Los Angeles Premiere of The First World Festival of Negro Arts (Senegal, 1966, 40 minutes):

LA premiere of the documentary film by William Greaves

Music by African DJ extraordinaire Nnamdi Moweta

Guest African musical wizard Benjamin Lebrave

Schedule subject to change.

Gourmet French pastries by “La Maison du Pain”
North African food by MLLE Mad
(food most likely will be for sale)

More info about “Siggi Dimanche,” contact:
Kymberly Newberry-Kabaila
Phone  310-880-6517

For a complete list of sponsors, visit the website.

open to the public; everyone welcome.

Cost : Suggested donation of $7, but doubtful that anyone will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Kymberly Newberry-Kabaila310-880-6517

Sponsor(s): , Kymberly Newberry-Kabaila. Information about non-ASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not necessarily reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.