Contemporary Mali with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. A Conversation Series

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Date(s) - Sep 18, 2014 - Oct 23, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Metropolitan Museum of Art


In 1999, on his PBS series Wonders of the African World , Dr. Gates brought for the first time to wide attention the Timbuktu manuscripts, a priceless trove of documents covering a wide range of human endeavor, including the teachings of Islam, law, medicine, mathematics, and astronomy. In the ensuing 15 years, these manuscripts have been imperiled by Mali’s civil upheaval. In this series, Dr. Gates explores contemporary Mali, and what the future holds for the cultural, architectural, and intellectual treasures of West Africa. With Jon Lee Anderson, Manthia Diawara, Ousseina Alidou and others.

Timbuktu Past and Present
Music, Culture and Conflict 

October 23 
Defining Mali through Women’s Voices

These programs are in conjunction with the Mali Now festival celebrating contemporary Malian music, culture, and politics.

Tickets to these events include Museum admission.

Tickets call 212-570-3949



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