..."It is a globally oriented institution with a focus on the humanities and social sciences that will have a postgraduate studies programme offering both masters and PhD degrees with the aim of training a new generation of critical thinkers in African and African diaspora studies.”
Previous musicians who have performed at the annual opening ceremony include Youssou N’dour (Senegal), Oumou Sangare (Mali), Somi (US/Rwanda) and Mulatu Astakte (Ethiopia).
Apart from the concert, Prof Elizabeth Giorgis of Addis Ababa University and Cornell University associate professor Dagmawi Woubshet will present a lecture on Ethiopian history.
Also speaking will be media and communication strategist Surafel Wondimu and Salah M Hassan, a professor of African and African diaspora art history and visual culture at Cornell University.
Read the entire article in Music in Africa.