Thursday, March 18, 2010

Robert Farris Thompson @ MoCADA Tonight

(POSTED BY MATT)

If you're free tonight and are looking for something FREE to do, we suggest the following:

Robert Farris Thompson: Eshu in the Americas
March 18, 6pm-8pm
FREE

MoCADA, 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Yale Professor of African & African-American Art History, Yoruba practitioner and internationally acclaimed author, Dr. Robert Farris Thompson will present a dynamic lecture/discussion on the Yoruba deity Eshu (the Trickster). Dr. Thompson will trace the deity's history from West Africa to the Americas and how the Yoruba religion is practiced today.

A Q&A will follow the presentation, and Dr. Thompson will sign his signature book Flash of the Spirit, along with a small reception.

The book will be available at MoCADA's store for $14.95.

www.africanart.org/programs/106/robert_farris_thompson_eshu_in_the_americas_copresented_with_mocada

For more information on Robert Farris Thompson and to hear the radio program we produced with him on Tango, check out our Hip Deep site.
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