Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999
Subject: SPRING 1999 AFRICAN ODYSSEY INTERACTIVE ONLINE CHAT SESSION
To: H-AFRTEACH@H-NET.MSU.EDU

SPRING 1999 AFRICAN ODYSSEY
INTERACTIVE ONLINE CHAT SESSION

Interactive online chat sessions will be presented by the Kennedy Center on five Fridays April 2 through June 18, 1999, in association with ARTSEDGE, the national arts & education information network. The sessions will highlight aspects of the Spring 1999 African Odyssey programming.

The Sessions:

April 2

Mark Wright on Revue Noire, Contemporary African Photography.
Mark Wright, Assistant Curator at the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture will discuss the contemporary African photographers whose work will be shown in the exhibition Revue Noire L'Afrique par elle-méme (Africa by Africans) in the South Gallery April 22-May 22.

April 16

James Early on the performance art of Cuban artist Manuel Mendive
James Early, director of cultural heritage policy at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, will focus on Cuban artist Manuel Mendive whose performance art features dancers in full body paint on April 29, 30, and May 2, in the roof-level Atrium.

April 30

Hector Corporán on Expresiones Latinas performers
Hector Corporán, the program coordinator for Smithsonian Associates' Latin American Music Series, will talk about the various performers that will be here as a part of the Expresiones Latinas concerts May 7-8 in the Eisenhower Theater. Performers for these two concerts include Cachao, Ricardo Lemvo with Makina Loca, Daniela Mercury, Nego Gato, and Derick Grant.

May 4

Souleymane Koly writer and director of the Mandingo opera Waramba
Nigerian playwright/director Souleymane Koly will discuss his Mandingo opera Waramba , which will be seen in the Eisenhower Theater on May 4 and 5.

June 4

Brenda Randolph Creator of African Children's Stories Online
Brenda Randolph will join the sessions as an extension of "Illuminations African Writers on the World Stage," a series of readings by African Authors which will take place in the roof level Education Resource Room May 6 and 7.

To Sign In to the Kennedy Center African Odyssey Online Chat Sessions. NOTE Registration requires about 15 minutes.

The Kennedy Center African Odyssey Presenting Sponsor is the American Express Company. Additional funding has been provided by Ford Foundation, James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

PUBLIC INFORMATION: Jonelle Vette (202) 416-8642 (Special Programming/African Odyssey Online Chat Sessions)

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