Events and Activities

Frank Vieira, Budding Country Musician and SongwriterAcoustic Country
with Frank Vieira
June 26, 2009, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Frank Vieira is a young budding country musician and songwriter. His musical influences are Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Eric Church, and Dierks Bentley.

Frank will perform live at Africa House on June 26. Come join us for a live acoustic performance.

The event will be on Friday, June 26, 2009 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Africa House. Tickets available at the door or by phone.

Dr. Myra Sabir, Assistant Dean at Cornell UniversityBook Reading with Dr. Myra Sabir
June 19, 2009, 7pm to 9pm

Dr. Myra Sabir is an Assistant Dean at Cornell University. She will read from her book, She. She falls into a fascinating new genre of concise, intimate, poetic conveyance called the lyric essay.

In classic lyrical essay form, She is an experience in a book. By design, it places you in the cosmos, in your body, in nature, and in a series of cultural moments. It puts you in direct contact with your own sensing ability, and for a few minutes of reading you experience non-linear, full-body knowing.

The event will be on June 19, 2009 from 7pm-9pm at Africa House. You can purchase your tickets online or by phone.

The Legendary Miriam Makeba

Dinner with Miriam Makeba and Book Reading with Dr. Myra Sabir
June 19, 2009, 7pm to 9pm

A night of remembrance to the late Miriam Makeba, also known as Mama Africa. Miriam Makeba, a Grammy-award winning artist was born in South Africa, and rose to prominence during the apartheid regime. She used her music as a vehicle to speak about the plight of Black South Africans, and the struggle they endured under apartheid. Mama Africa was in class of her own, her music continues to inspire generations of music lovers around the world.

The dinner will also include a reading by Dr. Myra Sabir's She. The event will be on June 19, 2009 from 7pm-9pm at Africa House. You can purchase your tickets online or by phone.