Archive for March, 2009

Friday April 3rd

March 22, 2009
Caribbean Studies at the University of Toronto and Palm Pictures

Invite you to a special free public screening of

Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley’s Vision (Dir: Stephanie Black)

DATE: Friday April 3

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

PLACE: William Doo Auditorium, New College

45 Willcocks Street (corner of Spadina and Willcocks, one block South of Harbord St.)

AFRICA UNITE is a singular and masterfully executed film by Stephanie Black that is at once concert tribute, Marley family travelogue, and humanitarian documentary, igniting the screen with the spirit of world-renowned reggae icon BOB MARLEY in its every frame. In commemoration of Bob’s 60th birthday, Africa Unite is centered on the Marleys’ first-time-ever family trip to Ethiopia in 2005. Includes rare footage of world-renowned reggae icon Bob Marley.

There in the capital city of Addis Ababa three generations of Marleys take part in a 12-hour concert attended by more than 300,000 people from around the world, with the ultimate purpose of inspiring the young generations of Africa to unite for the future of their continent.


Features exuberant on-stage spots as well as a soundtrack brimming with Bob Marley studio classics. Includes appearances by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador / actor Danny Glover, world music sensation and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo, Bob Marley’s mother Mrs. Booker, and Princess Mary, granddaughter of Emperor Haile Selassie. Producer and directed by Stephanie Black (Life & Debt, H-2 Worker), Associate Produced by Ras Bobby Morgan, and Executive Produced by Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, Danny Glover and Joslyn Barnes.

SPONSORS:

Jackman Humanities Program, University of Toronto, as part of the South-South Encounters Series organized by the African, Caribbean and South Asian Studies Programs at New College. In partnership with A Different Booklist (www.adifferentbooklist.com)

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
hillina.seife@gmail.com, da.trotz@utoronto.ca

Wheelchair Accessible.

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Book Launch, Journeycakes by Monica Matthew

March 17, 2009

CSGN Meeting March 25th, 2009

For our monthly meeting we’ll be hosting a book launch for Antiguan author Monica Matthew at the Women’s Studies Lounge at New College, U of T. Please announce widely…

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