West African Art and Music in Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing, with Victoria Shields
Tuesday February 20, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Grade 9 - Adult
Attend an interactive workshop for music and art lovers with discussion of the 2018 Washtenaw Read, Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi. Drawing from the African American Cultural Humanities (AC) curriculum, Ms Shields examines the social and historical contexts presented in Homegoing using music and pieces from the Detroit Institute of Art collection. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the influence of West Africa on American music styles.
Victoria Shields is a doctoral student in the Eastern Michigan University Urban Education program focusing on curriculum development and programming. She conducts teacher training at state and national conferences and focuses on the development of Humanities and Social Science curriculum with the integration of music, dance and pieces from the Detroit Institute of Art collection.
This event is part of the 2018 Washtenaw Read.