Highlighting Leading Artists and Scholars of the African Diaspora Planned in Conjunction with Major Afro-Atlantic Histories Exhibition

- National Gallery of Art, Washington


In conjunction with our much-anticipated presentation of Afro-Atlantic Histories, today the National Gallery of Art announced an extensive schedule of performances, films, lectures, concerts, and community programs centered on art of the African Diaspora.

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The exhibition, which will be on view in Washington from April 10 through July 17, 2022, will also be accompanied by educational resources, teacher workshops, and an audio guide. Afro-Atlantic Histories will feature wall text in both English and Spanish.

A film series, Among Black Atlantic Cinemas, will feature historic and contemporary works by filmmakers from countries including Brazil, Cuba, Ethiopia, and Senegal. Music programs will include performances by the Ghanaian multi-instrumentalist, composer, and dancer Okaidja Afroso and the Haitian American flutist, vocalist, and composer Nathalie Joachim, who will present Fanm d’Ayiti, her Grammy-nominated work for flute, voice, string quartet, and electronics.

Music
Okaidja Afroso Trio
April 24, 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
West Building, West Garden Court
Free registration required at nga.gov/music
A singer, songwriter, arranger, percussionist, guitarist, and traditional dancer from Ghana, Okaidja Afroso will perform with his trio. Afroso’s 2017 album The Palm Wine Sea brings together the deep understanding of Afroso’s own musical transitions and the inspiration of Africa throughout Latin America.