Monday, October 19, 2009

'Landscapes of Africa: A New Frontier in Classical Music' at Principia Pan African Conference Oct. 23-25

Dr. Fred Onovwerosuoke of African Musical Arts, Inc. brings this news to the attention of AfriClassical:

Principia College Pan African Conference Presents
Landscapes of Africa: A New Frontier in Classical Music
Lecture by Composer Fred Onovwerosuoke
Dr. Wendy Hymes, flute; Dr. Marie Jureit, piano
Also presenting Songs of Africa Ensemble Oct. 23-25, Principia College, Elsah, Illinois
"Principia's Pan-African Conferences discuss issues of importance to the African continent annually, beginning in 1998. Recent topics have included: 'Aftermath of wars in Africa: What are the challenges and lessons,' 'African women as pioneers of change' and 'Ethnic conflict on the African continent' to mention a few.

"The upcoming conference titled 'African Renaissance: African Culture in the Modern World' is the 10th annual conference and will examine African cultures and their influence in the modern world. The areas of focus are: music, literature, visual arts and fashion/textile. The Principia Pan African Conference has been an annual phenomenon since 1998. This year's Conference will be held in October 23rd and 24th. The conference will be a combination of panels and series of performances."

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