Dance, Music and Myths of the African World

SORAC’s Africa and the Diaspora in the 21st Century Series
“Ex Africa semper aliquid novi”
Dance, Music and Myths of the African World

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Tutsi Dancer

Sponsored by The Institute for the Humanities and SORAC (Society for Research on African Cultures), Montclair State University

February 8, 2001

The Program

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Sign-in and Breakfast Buffet Ballrooms

9:00 am – 9:10 am: Opening Remarks By:

Dr. Timothy Renner, Director, Institute for the Humanities, Introduction to the Program
Dr. Daniel Mengara, Executive Director, SORAC

9:10 am – 10:00 am
“Myth and African World”
Dr. Regina Jennings, Assistant Professor of African-American Literature at Rutgers University

10:00 am – 11:10 am
“Music and Dance of the African World”
Professor Mack Brandon, Convener of the Music Program at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Note: Professor Brandon will feature dancers who will show off some traditional moves

11:10 am – 11:20 am BREAK

11:20 am – 12:10 pm
“African-American Cultural Expression: Alvin Ailey’s Revelations”
Dr. Mary English, Assistant Professor of Classics and General Humanities at Montclair State University

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