12 Nov 2017

Screening | Aya of Yop City

Critically acclaimed graphic novel meets vibrant animated feature with French-Ivorian author/director Marguerite Abouet’s César-nominated film Aya of Yop City, a humorous and intriguing film set in 1970’s Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The animated picture has earned worldwide praise for its representation … Read More

27 Oct 2017

Illustrating Africa | Encounters with Graphic Novelist Marguerite Abouet

French-Ivorian graphic novelist Marguerite Abouet reflects on the success of her critically acclaimed graphic novel series, Aya of Yop City, and the role of the visual arts in African self-representation.   Abouet’s graphic novel series, Aya of Yop City (2005), … Read More

30 Oct 2017

Singing Africa | Ibeyi in Concert at the Variety Playhouse

Franco-Cuban duo Ibeyi will perform at the Variety Playhouse on October 30th as part of their North American tour.     The daughters of venerated Cuban percussionist Miguel “Angà” Diaz, Franco-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz have gained international acclaim … Read More

27 Oct 2017

Filming Africa | Screening of “Félicité” & Talkback with Director Alain Gomis

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Acclaimed French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis discusses his latest feature-length film, which follows Félicité, a determined single mother, through the bustling city of Kinshasa, Congo RDC in a striking portrait of contemporary Africa. Strong and independent, Félicité spends her evenings singing … Read More

3 Nov 2017

Picturing Africa | A Conversation with Photographer Omar Victor Diop

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Senegalese photographer Omar Diop breaks the mold of traditional photography and conveys a universally relevant message through his images; Diop fascinates with his unanticipated perspective on African culture and history.   Diop shot “The Future of Beauty” in 2011, and … Read More

1 Nov 2017

Nouvelles Richesses Exhibition | New Architectural Work in France

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Nouvelles Richesses, an exhibition presented by France at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, showcases an array of contemporary architectural projects developed by a new generation of French architects. A collaborative work by curators Frédéric Bonnet, OBRAS and Collectif AJAP14, New Riches … Read More

26 Oct 2017

Human Landscape | A Contemporary Dance Premiere

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Core Performance Company and France-based choreographer Germana Civera present the world premiere of a new collaborative piece as part of the 8th edition of France-Atlanta.   Performed to an original score by Didier Aschour, Director of the Centre for Musical … Read More

26 Oct 2017

tête–à–tête | A Contemporary Music Premiere ft. Philippe Hurel

Atlanta’s own Chamber Cartel and soloists of Ensemble Fa, a Paris-based contemporary music ensemble, will present an evening of contemporary music featuring the world premieres of commissioned works of French composer Philippe Hurel and Georgia composer Nickitas Demos.   The … Read More