Virtual Conference Towards a Better Understanding of African Journalism, Music, Theater, & Cinema

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On Friday, June 3rd, The International Studies Consortium of Georgia in partnership with Reinhardt University, the Harvard Center for African Studies, The University of Florida Center for African Studies, and Boston University's African Studies Center, hosted a virtual conference for educators entitled: Towards a Better Understanding of African Journalism, Music, Theater, and Cinema.


Recordings from the virtual conference along with links to the corresponding power point presentations are posted below.


Part 1: Dynamics of African Journalism and Media: Disruptions, Actors and Uniqueness

Presenter: Dr. Bob Wekesa, Deputy Director, The African Center for Study of the United States, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media Studies at Wits



To access the presentation recording, click HERE.

To access the PowerPoint presentation, click the file below:

Dynamics in African Journalism and Media[55] - Read-Only
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Download PPTX • 10.66MB

Part 2: Music of Africa and African Musical Instruments

Presenter: Isaac G. Kalumbu, Assistant Director of Outreach, African Studies Center, Michigan State University


To access the presentation recording, click HERE.

To access the PowerPoint Presentation, click the file below:


Music of Africa and African Musical Instruments
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Download PPTX • 12.73MB

Part 3: Theater in Africa and a Sampling of Some Theatrical Performances

Presenter: Professor and Chairperson Nefertiti Burton, Theater Arts Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky



To access the presentation recording, click HERE.

To access the PowerPoint presentation, click the link HERE and download the file to view. The file is large, so it may take several minutes to download.


Part 4: Introduction to African Cinemas: What do African Films Offer to American Students?

Presenter: Dr. Boukary Sawadogo, Associate Professor of Film and Black Studies, City University of New York



To access the presentation recording, click HERE.

To access the PowerPoint presentation, click the file below:


Introduction to African Cinemas
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Download PPT • 1.62MB




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