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Kingdom of Ife Film Screenings – 2

April 9 2010 @ 12:00 am

We would like to invite you for a series of free lunch-time screenings, which the RAI is organising in collaboration with the British Museum for the new exhibition Kingdom of Ife: Sculptures from West Africa.

Location: Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Free, booking advised

Friday 9 April, 13.30, A documentary with guest speaker director Jane Thorburn

Alagba: a Water Spirit Masquerade
Director: Jane Thorburn; narrated by Sokari Douglas Camp; advisor, Robin Horton;
1995, 44 min.
For the Kalabari people of the Niger Delta, Alagba is the most important of a cycle of masquerades belonging to the water spirits. A dancer from each clan house follows the instructions of the drum to approach the spirit shrines in the town square. Sokari Douglas Camp, a Nigerian woman sculptor who lives in London, explores her family’s cultural roots through participation in the 1994 masquerade festivals of the Kalabari of southeastern Nigeria. The religious, artistic, and other cultural aspects of the Kalabari masquerade are examined in detail, with live scenes from the festivals at Buguma, near Port Harcourt, and interviews with the historian Robin Horton and other members of the all-male Ekine Society.

All events: Stevenson Lecture Theatre, The British Museum
For booking a free ticket please phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181 or go on-line http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/march_2010/double_bill.aspx


April 9 2010
12:00 am
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