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"Haile Selassie I at Howard University" (Dr. Thomas Battle) april 6, 12noon

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    BRIEF SUMMARY/RATIONALE: The Rastafari/Reggae Play Reading Series is a pilot program of the Department of Theatre Arts to explore the beauty of reggae and
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      BRIEF SUMMARY/RATIONALE:

      The Rastafari/Reggae Play Reading Series is a pilot program
      of the Department of Theatre Arts to explore the beauty of
      reggae and Rasta livity in theatre. The students of Theatre
      History II: The Reggae Aesthetic in Theatre will present a
      reading of Dennis Scott's AN ECHO IN THE BONE and Kwame
      Dawes' ONE LOVE on two consecutive evenings. Each reading
      will be followed by a post-performance discussion. The
      program is offered in conjunction with the Department of
      Theatre Arts participation in The Caribbean Studies Minor.

      TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

      April 6, 2005 at 12:00pm:

      Panel Discussion in Cramton Auditorium as part of a series
      of community activities/discussions in conjunction with the
      Spring 2005 Dance Concert. The panel is titled: "History,
      Livity, and The Academy: A Rastafari Reasoning" featuring

      "Haile Selassie I at Howard University" Dr. Thomas A.
      Battle, Director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
      **PLEASE BRING SOME OF YOUR COMMEMORATIVE BOOKS AS THE
      AUDIENCE WILL LOVE TO PURCHASE THEM!!!

      "Rastafari Woman" Queen Mother Farika, Educator,
      Playwright, Rasta Elder


      "Rastafari: A Historical Overview/"Rastafari in Exhibition"
      Dr. Jake Homiak, Curator, Anthropologist Smithsonian
      Museum

      Prof. Sybil R. Williams, Moderator


      April 18, 2005 at 7:00pm

      A reading of Dennis Scott's AN ECHO IN THE BONE hosted
      by Dr. Thomas Battle, Director Moorland-Spingarn Research
      Center Post-Performance discussion "The Reggae Aesthetic in
      Contemporary Drama" Department of Theatre Arts Aesthetics
      Students


      APRIL 19, 2005 AT 7:00PM a reading of Kwame Dawes ONE LOVE
      hosted by Queen Mother Farika Berhane, Educator,
      Playwright, Rasta Elder. Post-performance discussion "Women
      in Reggae" Guest artists.
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