The “BRONX: AFRICA,” art exhibition will open on Feb. 3 and includes works such as “Ascension or Dude Ascending Staircase, 2011” (above) by Eto Otitigbe. The exhibition, curated by LeRonn Brooks, is on display through May 4 at the Longwood Arts Project Gallery at Hostos Community College.
The influences of the borough’s sizable African population and Bronxites of African descent are also recognized in the show of in-gallery and online presentations starting with an opening reception on Feb. 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition, curated by LeRonn Brooks, is on display through May 4.
Artists on display the gallery include Seyi Adebanjo, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Howard Cash, Elvira Clayton, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Lisa DuBois, Nicky Enright, Janet Goldner, Ijeoma Iheanacho, Imo Imeh, Hakim Inniss, Natasha Johnson, Ahmed Tijay Mohammed, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Ibou Ndoye, Eric Orr, Eto Otitigbe, Thurston Randall, Ibrahima Thiam, Osaretin Ugiagbe, Misra Walker and Tammy Wofsey. Online artists in the exhibition are Olaniyi Akindiya, Kenneth Anderson and Ray Felix.
"BRONX: AFRICA celebrates the influence of contemporary African cultures that strengthens and connects us with the many peoples of African descent, the diaspora, mixed heritage and migration-dispersion that call the Bronx home," say organizers.
The gallery is on the campus of Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th St.) For information, call (718) 518-6728 and send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m.
The birth of the steel drum, played here by a trio of musicians, is the subject of the “Pan! Our Music Odyssey” documentary.
The dramatic saga of the steel pan’s birth in Trinidad and Tobago — a supreme tale of Caribbean accomplishment and creativity — comes to public television tomorrow at 8 p.m. when Episode No. 2 of the documentary series is “Pan! Our Music Odyssey” airs on the WORLD Channel, as part of the AfroPoP television series.
Through docudrama, competition footage and interviews, the roots of the instrument, the sometimes-bloody rivalries among pan’s early pioneers and the respected Panorama competition are examined.
AfroPoP is produced by National Black Programming Consortium and co-presented by American Public Television. New episodes of AfroPoP premiere weekly on Mondays through Feb. 15. For information, visit www.blackpublicmedia.org
Former Haiti Ambassador Raymond Joseph, Mrs. and Mr. Peter Pouchon and Mrs. and Mr. Waldaba Stewart at Caribbean Images TV ‘s 20th annual Martin Luther King Award Dinner Dance.
The Caribbean Images TV recently held its 20th annual Martin Luther King Award Dinner Dance, paying tribute to the late leader, his principles and honoring individuals and institutions for their contributions to the Caribbean community.
“This is the 20th year we’ve been in business and it’s also a special way of saying ’thank you’ to the community,” said Peter Pouchon, host of the longtime weekly program, about the award show’s honorees.
This year’s affair, held at the Hudson River Yacht Club in Brooklyn, honored the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East labor union, attorney Sanford Rubenstein and Waldaba Stewart of the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College with the 2015 Leadership Awards.
Outstanding Community Service Awards went to businessman Eric St. Louis, the Be Good to the Children organization, and the Claire Heureuse Community Center.
The anniversary affair featured live performances by Buyu Ambroise, Carline Keil, DJ Esalar, the Dream Team and the Caribbean Dance Troupe. Joseph Placide was the affair's master of cermomines.
Since its inception in 1996, Caribbean Images TV has grown, today broadcasting in HD format and making use of social media and email alerts to viewers. "Today, our viewers get our program directly in their inboxes," said Pouchon.
For information, contact Caribbean Images TV at (917) 468-5219, (718) 525-0114 or send email to email@example.com.
Source: NY DAILY NEWS