Blaise Ndjehoya is a journalist and film-maker born in the Central African Republic. His films give focus to movements of the Harlem Renaissance, Présence Africaine, Manu Dibango, and the wave of writers who moved from the US to Paris in the 1940s. Conversations with Aimé Césaire, Gordon Parks, René Depestre and other notable voices give shape to his stories. Titles include: La Rive Noire (from 2013 and featuring music by Franck Biyong), Un sang d’encre (1997) and Silence (1991).
At our PASS POP-UP in Paris on Thursday, Blaise Ndjehoya will join Christine Eyene to discuss bikutsi music.
The interdisciplinary work of art historian, critic and curator Christine Eyene brings together stories of contemporary African art, the lives of artists in exile during apartheid (George Hallett, Dumile Feni and others), Black Arts happenings in Britain through the 1980s, and studies of gender representation in the arts. Since 2002 she has also been visual arts co-editor of Africultures. Her most recent exhibition: All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm demonstrated her mixtape of modes including sculptures by Zak Ové, …