"AMANDLA! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony" Film Screening and Gallery Talk

See the Sundance documentary about the role that South African protest music played in ending apartheid. Curator Dr. Rico Chapman also talks about the Nelson Mandela exhibit that hangs through Jan. 19.

  • When: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6 p.m.
  • Where: Gallery1, Jackson
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact Name: Kimberly Jacobs
  • Contact Phone: 601-960-9250
  • Contact E-mail: gallery1@jsums.edu
  • Categories: Exhibit Openings (All), Gallery, Film
AMANDLA! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony Film screening and gallery talk Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6:00p.m. NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA HIS LIFE IN THE STRUGGLE: A PICTORAL HISTORY Join us for a gallery talk with exhibit curator, and hear the songs of freedom that lead the South African struggle for liberation. About the Film: AMANDLA! won the Audience Award and the Freedom of Expression Award at the 2002 Sundance FIlm Festival, it was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize that same year. From "The Marseillaise" to "We Shall Overcome," there has probably never been a revolution that did not use songs to give voice to its aspirations or rally the morale of its adherents. As the South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim remarks in "Amandla!," a documentary directed by Lee Hirsch, the toppling of apartheid may be a special case, the first revolution ever to be conducted "in four-part harmony." – A. O. Scott (NY Times Review) About the Exhibit: This exhibition serves as a tribute to a man who has dedicated his life to the freedom of African people and humanity at large. Originally published in 1978, this extensively revised and enlarged compilation includes material reflecting the tremendous growth in impact and influence of both Mandela and the African National Congress. The exhibit consists of black and white photographs with text, as well as African masks from Central to Southern Africa. The year 2012 marked the founding of the African National Congress (ANC), one of Africa’s oldest liberation movements. Dr. Rico Chapman, faculty member of Jackson State University’s Department of History and Philosophy, curated the exhibition showing now through January 19, 2013. About the Curator: Dr. Rico Chapman serves as a faculty member in the Department of History and Philosophy at Jackson State University. He teaches African History, Introduction to Museums, Historical Archeology, Local History, and History of Civilizations. Dr. Chapman holds a Ph.D. in African Studies from Howard University, is a previous Fulbright-Hayes Scholar, and has traveled extensively throughout South Africa. Exhibit dates: December 5, 2012 – January 19, 2013 Location: Gallery1, 1100 JR Lynch Street, suite 4, Jackson, MS 39203. Contact: Kimberly Jacobs, Gallery Director, gallery1@jsums.edu, 601-960-9250.

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