Abebuu adekai: coffins like nowhere else exhibition launch

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Abebuu adekai: coffins like nowhere else exhibition launch
Coffin art, Alliance Franciase, Accra, Ghana
Coffin art, Alliance Franciase, Accra, Ghana

Exhibition Launch -  Friday 15th November 5pm

Exhibition Hall, Alliance Francaise Accra

5-6pm: The musical tradition for funerals in Ghana, talk by Professor Nketia. With live music illustration by Dela Botri

6-6.30pm: Q&A with Professor Nketia

6.30-7pm: Screening of the documentary The Master of Coffins – Eric Adjetey Anang & his work

7-7.30pm: Q&A with Eric Adjetey Anang

7.30pm: Cocktail

The musical tradition for funerals in Ghana, talk by Professor Nketia

Professor J. H. Kwabena Nketia is easily the most published and best known authority on African music and aesthetics. He is the author of ‘Funeral Dirges of the Akan People’ and will offer an insight into the musical tradition for funerals in Ghana.

This free event open to all is part of the series of events about funerals in Ghana organized by AFA and Goethe Institut.

Abebuu adekai: coffins like nowhere else / Des cercueils comme nulle part ailleurs

Friday 15th November – until Monday 11th December

Exhibition Hall, Alliance Francaise Accra

Eric Adjetey Anang is dedicated to develop the art initiated by his grandfather Seth Kane Kwei in the 50s. Recognized in Ghana as a coffin maker, he is renowned abroad as an artist and a designer. He is regularly invited to present his work at international events, works with Western designers and is involved in educational projects.

[Movie screening]

The Master of Coffins – Eric Adjetey Anang & his work

26mn documentary film, directed by Luis Nachbin for Matrioska Filmes, Rio de Janeiro, 2013.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Eric Adjetey Anang.

Event website: http://www.afaccra.com/

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JM Rousset

Congratulations to the Alliance fran├žaise and the Goethe Institut in Accra for taking the initiative of this event. Already seen abroad as one of more creative ghanaian artists, Eric Adjetey Anang's recognition in his own country is very welcome and makes a lot of sense.