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May 19, 2011
Africa Day Competition

Win Tickets to ‘Pathways to Africa’ Gig

Nansady Keita-Drum Master

To mark Africa Day 2011, we have two pairs of tickets to give away for the ‘Pathways to Africa’ gig, taking place at 7pm on Sunday, 22nd May, in the Button Factory, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.  The highlight of this gig will be a performane by acclaimed Guinean djembé drumming master Nansady Keita.  Also on the line-up are Congolese musician Niwel Tsumbu; the Wassa Wassa Rhythm and Dance Collective; reggae, dub and roots act Dub Investigation; and Rwandan dance troupe Inkindi n’Inganzo.

To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets for what promises to be an excellent evening of African music, song and dance, just email noomi@dhr.ie, including your contact details, or comment on this post.  The competition closes at 3pm tomorrow, Friday, 20th May.

The ‘Pathways to Africa’ concert is being organised by Wassa Wassa with support from Irish Aid.  Further information on events taking place for Africa Day 2011 is available at www.africaday.ie.

Would you like to visit IMMA for a public conversation with renowned West African artist Romauld Hazoume?

In addition to the ‘Pathways to Africa’ concert, Irish Aid is supporting a whole host of Africa Day events around the country over the coming fortnight.  The first of these will take place tomorrow evening (Friday, 20th May) at 5pm at the The Chapel in the Irish Museum of Modern Art.  African curator and writer Yacouba Konate will host a public conversation with leading West African artist Romauld Hazoume, who was born and continues to live in the Republic of Benin and whose work is deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of West Africa.

This public conversation is taking place in conjunction with an extended solo exhibition of Hazoume’s work at IMMA.  The conversation will be followed by a wine reception.  Admission is free, but booking is essential.  To book a place now, just click here.

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