Jasmine J. Rencher ’11 sings a solo during Winter Soulstice, KeyChange’s annual winter concert, held in Lowell Lecture Hall last weekend. The a cappella group focuses on music from the African Diaspora.
Regina Carter, jazz violinist and MacArthur fellow, performs Friday at The Charles Hotel: Regattabar. Carter adds the accordion and the kora (the traditional West African harp) to her band to perform African folk tunes from Kenya, Senegal, and Mali. Carter spent three years researching and collecting material for this project, "Reverse Thread," after winning the MacArthur Fellowship.
The Committee on African Studies hosts "Africa in Motion," a University-wide celebration of Harvard's work in and commitment to the field of African Studies. Together, the reception on Thursday evening and the all-day symposium on Friday both showcase and celebrate Harvard's commitment to African Studies and the new opportunities in the field as a result the recent Title VI Grant of nearly $2.5 million in Federal Funding that Harvard received from the Department of Education when it was designated a National Resource Center for African studies. Jacob Olupona, Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor of African Religious Traditions, Harvard Divinity School, along with other distinguished panelists, participate in a round table discussion on the future of African Studies.
A man preaches to passersby on Saturday afternoon at Boston Common during the 21st annual Freedom Rally hosted by the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition. The theme of the rally was “Cannabis is Medicine”.