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Elder’s Corner

"Elder’s Corner," by Adesiji Awoyinka / Nigeria and USA / 2020 / 97mins / Documentary / Yoruba and English



Wed, Feb 22

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10037


Join us for our annual Black History Month program with Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, as we screen Adesiji Awoyinka's Elder's Corner, a documentary celebrating the pioneers of Africa's most prominent musical movements.

Special programming

Q&A with the director and musician, Taiwo Lijadu

About the Film

From the colorful, celebratory sounds of Juju to the politicized urgency of Afrobeat, Nigerian musicians have spearheaded some of Africa's most prominent musical movements. Oftentimes, their work formed the backdrop against which the nation blossomed. So what happened to these pioneering artists who rose to prominence during the country's halcyon years - and continued to endure when it faltered? Elder's Corner is a voyage of return and discovery, an epic tale of survival and the undeniable power of music to reconnect the past to the present.
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