Kymberly Newberry-Kabaila presents Siggi Dimanche: A Celebration of Francophone Africa.
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
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:
For a complete list of sponsors, visit the website.
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
4343 Leimert Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Cost: Suggested donation of $7, but doubtful that anyone will be turned away due to lack of funds.
open to the public; everyone welcome.
Kymberly Newberry-Kabaila Tel: 310-880-6517
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.