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Elder’s Corner at the MoCADA Block Party

"Elder’s Corner," by Adesiji Awoyinka / Nigeria and USA / 2020 / 97mins / Documentary / Yoruba and English



Sat, Oct 2, 2021

4:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Corner of S. Portland Avenue & Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Join us for a screening of the acclaimed documentary film, Elder's Corner at the MoCADA Block Party. Special Q&A with Taiwo Lijadu of the Lijadu Sisters and director Siji Awoyinka!


4:30pm to 5:00pm
with MATHETA Dance

5:00pm to 6:30pm
DJ set
with P.U.D.G.E.

6:30pm to 8:30pm
Elder's Corner Q&A + Screening

About the Film

From the colorful, celebratory sounds of Juju to the politicized urgency of Afrobeat, Nigerian musicians have spearheaded some of Africa's most prominent musical movements. Oftentimes, their work formed the backdrop against which the nation blossomed. So what happened to these pioneering artists who rose to prominence during the country's halcyon years - and continued to endure when it faltered? Elder's Corner is a voyage of return and discovery, an epic tale of survival and the undeniable power of music to reconnect the past to the present.
About Adesiji Awoyinka

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