by TransAfrica Boston Chapter
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
May 5, 1993
1 page
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Jamaica
Language: English
Contents: Events • A. Film Series • a. Time & Judgement • b. Sidet • B. African Dance or Theatre Performance • Venue • Time Period (?) • Overhead costs • Charges • “Time and Judgement” is a black English film company production which chronicles the political history of the modern Africa diaspora, using Isis and Elegba to weave together the experiences of Africans in Ethiopia, Zaire, Jamaica, U.S., etc. with oppressive forces. “Sidet: Forced Exile,” by filmmaker Salim Mekuria, is about the trials of four refugee Ethiopian women living in Sudan and trying to hold families together. Two options are presented for a live performance. Option 1 is Fatou Ndjaie, a Senegalese national and master dancer located in Boston; he performs traditional "operatic" version of Sundiata, accompanied by a balafon and kora player and two drummers and a male actor. Option 2 is Unity African Dance & Theatre Company, a local troupe of African-Americans and African nationals who specialize in Senegalese and Malian dances. The report mentions Willard Johnson, Sabrina Johnson, Vicki Meredith, Emira Woods, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), U. Mass (University of Massachusetts) and B.U. (Boston University).
Used by permission of a former member of TransAfrica Boston Chapter.
Collection: Private collection of Willard Johnson