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.

Africa House launches a monthly live jazz sessions with wine and cheese bar. This is part of the music and culture initiative launched in November 2008. Starting in February 7, 2009, you can hear live jazz sessions in an intimate, relax and art infused setting with fellow jazz lovers while enjoying wine and cheese.

Live Jazz Sessions
February 7, 2009, 4pm to 6pm

The Legendary Sarah Vaughan

Valentine Dinner with Sarah Vaughan
February 13, 2009, 7pm to 9pm

A night of jazz featuring the music of Sarah Vaughan, a formidable force in Jazz.

She won three Grammys and was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ella Fitzgerald called her the world’s "greatest singing talent."

Sarah Vaughan's contribution to the female jazz vocal genre, during the twentieth century, puts her alongside the likes of Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

The dinner event will be on February 13, 2009 from 7pm-9pm at Africa House.

You can purchase your tickets online or by phone.

 

We are proud to introduce the collections of the famed House of Agano in Kenya by designer Patricia Lulu Mbela. Lulu Mbela ranks as one of Africa's top fashion and jewelry designers. Reviewers were taken by Mbela's professionalism, her particular treatment of contemporary styles, and her use of regional palette, patterns and motifs in creating memorable designs. The fashion show will feature a collection of 60 dresses and jewelry.

Africa House Fashion Show, Patricia Lulu Mbela, House of Agano, Kenya
Essence of Africa, Africa House, Endicott
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