HIGHLIGHT : Black History Month/February 2023: WARC teams up with artists Kalidou Kassé and Yrneh Gabon Brown, the Museum of Black Civilizations and the US Embassy to celebrate
When African American artist Yrneh Gabon Brown discusses Africa, tears immediately start flowing from his tears and when he performs anything relating to the continent, powerful energy erupts from his entire body. His artistic osmosis with senegalese artist and friend Kalidou Kassé was perfect when, on Saturday February 11th, 2023, they masterminded a visual exhibit and performed to celebrate Black History Month with a compelling reminder of the tragedy of the history of the Black People through slavery, colonization and other forms of oppression.
The event took place at the Museum of Black Civilizations and was attended by a large public captivated by the poignant message of Yrneh and Kalidou’s powerful artistic performance.
The exhibit at the Museum will be closed on February 28th, the last day of local celebrations of Black History Month and the event will be under the patronage of the US Embassy and the West African Research Center (WARC)
It should also be noted that the two artists, on February 14th, 2023 in the afternoon, held a painting workshop at WARC with some 20 senegalese student artists and the painting produced was graciously donated to the West African Research Center (WARC)