A Special Evening in Harlem Celebrating African Culture

Youth leadership and cultural excellence will be on display with a performance of the Ifetayo Youth Ensemble, along with the Harlem premier of The Senegalese in Harlema documentary by the International Youth Leadership Institute (IYLI) and panel discussion following the screening.

Senegalese in Harlem is a 20-minute documentary that tells the story of Senegalese in Harlem--business owners, artists, community leaders, educators and youth, including the adjustments they have had to make in this country.  One observer in the film notes, “The Senegalese community in Harlem has decreased due to gentrification and higher rents.” Another observes, “In a few years, Little Senegal might have disappeared.” Funding for the documentary was provided by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Ifetayo Youth Ensemble (IYE) is a professional preparation, touring ensemble of young people. IYE is dedicated to creating original, socially relevant, interdisciplinary performance works that reimagine cultural traditions through dance and drumming performances.




June 01, 2016 at 6:30pm - 9pm
Oberia D Dempsey Theater
127 W 127 St
Between Malcolm X Blvd. and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
Harlem, NY 10027
United States
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International Youth Leadership Institute

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$10.00 A Special Evening Celebrating African Culture
Ifetayo Youth Ensemble and Harlem premier of the documentary, Senegalese in Harlem
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