5:00 – 5:30: Brief Biographical Notes on Jomo Kenyatta | Founding Father of Kenya
5:30 – 6:00: Africa: A Dictionary of the Unchromatic Palette. | Musical Interlude with
6:00 – 7:05: Africa: Insights & Perspectives on Energy, Finance, Economy, Investments & Growth
- AEC The New Advocate for Africa’s Energy Sector
- Nigerian Budget 2019
- Aliko Dangote on Investing in Africa
- Akinwumi Adesina of African Development Bank on Accelerating Africa’s Industrialisation
- Thoma Reilly on the Future of Smart Property Asset Management in Africa
7:05 – 7:35 – Portraits of Oliver Mtukudzi
7:35- 7:50: Creating one Million Creative Jobs in Africa with Dorothy Ghettuba.
Creating one Million Creative Jobs in Africa with Dorothy Ghettuba.
Dorothy Ghettuba, is the CEO of Spielworks Media, a regional leader of Content Creation in Zambia,
with over 15 Television Shows, 20 web shows, and more than 40 movies for Television.
Dorothy, argues that the creative industry is capable of generating one million jobs on the continent
progressively with the right transformations in how parents think on the subject of careers and professions, which traditional has been understood to mean just a few disciplines. such as being an engineer, a doctor, an architect, a lawyer et cetera with no considerations in the areas of the creative disciplines such as careers in the art, music, theater industries et cetera. She argues that, if society could move away from the traditional & convenient ideological boxes & the restrictive orthodoxies it has fashioned for the individual much progress can be made in changing lives & offering more opportunities to youth.
7:50 – 8:20: A Dictionary of the Unchromatic I with Epeme Theodore | Lapiro | Pierre Akendengue | Musical Interlude.
8:20- 8:35: Lam Funke on the 100th Year Anniversary of Bauhaus
8:35 – 8:50: Don’t Happily Be a Spectator in Your Own Economy | Monica Katebe Musonda
Monica Musonda is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Java Foods, a Zambian based food processing company. It is committed to providing high quality and nutritious food from local products at affordable prices. Java Foods’ first product was “eeZee Instant Noodles”, which is Zambia’s leading instant noodle brand today. Monica is a dual qualified English solicitor and Zambian advocate. She has held senior positions in private practice with Clifford Chance & Edward Nathan. She has also worked as in house corporate counsel at International Finance Corporation and for Dangote Group. Her experience working with Aliko Dangote, one of Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs, gave her the impetus to start Java Foods.
8:50 – 9:20: Is Africa Really “Rising“
Ali A. Mufuruki holds a B.Sc.in Mechanical Eng. Design from the Reutlingen University, Germany, 1986. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tanzania Central Bank, Member of the Board Directors Technoserve, Inc. of Washington, DC and Board Member of Nation Media Group of Kenya .
9:20 – 9:30: A Dictionary of the Unchromatic III | Musical Interlude with Kélétigui Diabaté | Kante Manfila
9:30 – 10:30: Africa is the Future | Jack Ma
10:30 – 10:40: The Improvisational Palette I Musical Interlude with Toumani & Sidiki Diabate | Pepe Manuaku & Flamme Kapaya
10:40- 11:10: Conversations with NJ Ayuk of Centurion Law Firm
11:10 – 12:10: Africa: Business Environment & Growth
12:10 – 12:15: Inside Africa’s Thriving Art Scene with Touria El Glaoui
12:15 – 12:25: Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder on Talking Timbuktu
12:25 – 12:40: To Change the World, Change Your Illusions with Minna Salami
Minna Salami writes, speaks and advocates on a broad range of Africa, Diaspora and feminist issues. She writes the award-winning African feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, and is a member of the Duke University’s Global Educator Network as well as the Guardian’s (UK) Africa Network. Follow her on Twitter @MsAfropolitan.
12:40 – 13:10 The Danger of a Single Story
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
13:10 – 13:25: Changing Africa’s Narrative
Kelvin Doe, a self taught Sierra Leonian Engineer gives a passionate talk at Tedx in Lusaka Zambia, on the necessity of a radical and fundamental alteration of hitherto dependency syndrome that has crippled & stagnate creativity in tackling local problems. Furthermore he argues that, the expectations on external forces solving the myriad of problems on the African continent will not work short or long term.
He argues for self reliance & self empowerment and the awakening of innate intelligence & potentials of the youth in tackling the local problems with local contents & solutions.
13:25 – 13:55 – Masters of the Rhythms | Musical Interlude – Oliver de Coque & Oriental Brothers International
13:55 – 14:25: We Should All Be Feminist |
We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much … to be successful, but not too successful, or they’ll threaten men, says author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this classic talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism, Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan for a different, fairer world — of happier men and women who are truer to themselves.
14:25 – 14:55 – Portraits of Anne-Marie Nzie
14:55 – 16:55 – The Politics of Fashion | With Beatrace Angut Oola & Arlette-Louise Ndakoze
Beatrace Angut Oola founded the creative agency APYA Productions in 2012 and launched the pioneering platform Africa Fashion Day Berlin (AFDB) in January 2013. AFDB was relaunched in 2016 as Fashion Africa Now – staying true to its predecessor’s fashion roots, but also branching out into new creative fields. APYA Productions specialises in B2B & B2C connections and trade relationships for African fashion and lifestyle brands. We support our clients in realising future oriented business concepts and foster growth in the African creative industries.
16:55 – 17:55 – Portraits of Franco
17:55 – 18:25: Contemporary Africa Ballet | Nikhita’s Dancing Feet
18:25 – 19:25: Mandlakayise C. Matyumza Discusses African Poets & Writers
Mandlakayise C. Matyumza discusses African poets and writers in an event co-sponsored by the Africa Society for the National Summit on Africa.
Mandlakayise C. Matyumza is the executive director of the Centre for the Book, a unit of the National Library of South Africa in Capetown.
19:25 – 20:25: A Dictionary of the Pentatonic Stanzas | Musical Interlude |
A Portraits of the Musical Works of Verckys Kiamuangana Mateta
Kiamuangana Mateta, 1944, Kinshasa, Zaire. Saxophonist and businessman Verckys began playing music professionally in 1965, when he joined Franco’s group, OK Jazz. He left to form his own band, Orchèstre Vévé, in 1969. During the 70s this group became one of Zaire’s most successful recording and live acts, but by mid-decade Verckys himself was onstage more in name than in person, preferring to spend most of his time building up a network of clubs, recording studios and labels. By 1980 Verckys was threatening Franco and Rochereau for control of the Zairean music business, and produced and released albums by a myriad of stars including Empire Bakuba, Victoria Eleison and Langa Langa Stars. By the mid-80s his own empire was as large and influential as Franco’s and Rochereau’s, with his EVVI label being one of the most successful in central Africa.
20:25 – 21:25: The Anatomy of Religion – Religion After Darwin with Kwame Anthony Appiah
Lecture three of the 2017 Yale University Dwight H. Terry Lectures delivered by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at New York University. April 25, 2017
Kwame Anthony Appiah is a Ghanaian-American philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. Professor Appiah’s major current work has to do with the connection between theory and practice in moral life. He is also working on a larger project exploring some of the many ways in which we now think about religion.
21:40 – 231:10 – Rhythmic Imagination in African Music | Professor Kofi Agawu
Renowned musicologist Kofi Agawu lectures on his most recent book, “The African Imagination in Music,” with a focus on the chapter about rhythm.
Born in Ghana, Kofi Agawu is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Music at Princeton University. He has taught at Harvard, Yale, Cornell and King’s College London, and held visiting positions at the University of Toronto, the University of Pavia, Cremona, the University of Ghana, Hong Kong University and Oxford University. His work focuses on analytical issues in selected repertoires of Western Europe and West Africa. He is the author of five books: “Playing with Signs: A Semiotic Interpretation of Classic Music,” “African Rhythm: A Northern Ewe Perspective,” “Representing African Music: Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions,” “Music as Discourse: Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music” and “The African Imagination in Music.” His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Dent Medal and the Frank Llewellyn Harrison Medal. A fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is also a corresponding fellow of the British Academy.
23:10 – 24:10: Musical Discourse with Agya Koo Nimo
Koo Nimo is a living legend from Ghana, playing multiple forms of traditional music, as well as new music, informed by Western influences.
In 1957, he formed the Ghanaian roots ensemble Adadam Agofomma, which received considerable acclaim. Along with the kete drumming he learned in his youth, he became a virtuoso in the palmwine guitar style, a complicated pattern of two-finger picking. It is this palmwine style for which he is most famous. His playing is influenced heavily by brass band highlife (an earlier phenomenon in urban Africa), American giants such as Charlie Christian, as well as Spanish guitar styles. He is one of the most respected artists in African music, though he ignores the Afro-beat style. He was the first Ghanaian to release a CD, Osabarima. He has received the Grand Medal for Lifetime Service to Ghana, and huge acclaim worldwide, playing in Europe, Africa, and America (Lincoln Center in 1988). He is currently holding a position as Visiting Artist in Residence at the University of Washington’s ethnomusicology department.
𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗙𝗔 𝗥𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗔𝗽𝗽 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗢𝗦
𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗙𝗔 𝗥𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗔𝗽𝗽 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗶𝗱