106 Central Street
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481

A fun-filled day of family-friendly participatory events and films

11 am A presentation by Albert Chimedza, filmmaker, musician, mbira maker, and promoter of mbira through his Gonanombe Mbira Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe. Albert will lecture on his practice and footage of his mbira performance will be aired.

12 pm Mbira instrument and traditional African diaspora drum workshop for
families led by Albert Chimedza and Kera Washington, Wellesley College
Music Department, and Director of Yanvaloo, Wellesley's Afro-Haitian drum

2 pm FILM: Kirikou and the Sorceress (animation) (France, 1998) by Michel Ocelot, appropriate for families, students and adults. This animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou -- a clever, courageous little boy born in an African village in which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse -- as he sets out on a quest to free his village of the curse and find out the secret of why Karaba is so wicked. This film speaks to the child within us all who yearns to express and defend the best in others and ourselves. Kirikou's stunning visuals are accented by a traditional music soundtrack by African music giant Youssou N' Dour.

Official Website: http://www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu

Added by jpgirl on April 19, 2006

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