Entertainer-activist Harry Belafonte will be featured at “Artistic Voices of the Diaspora,” a panel kicking off the 18th New York African Film Festival at the Museum of Arts and Design on Saturday, April 2. The 3 pm event will include a dynamic panel of international artists, including Xenobia Bailey (textile artist and writer), Harry Belafonte (actor, singer and humanitarian) and Zina Saro-Wiwa (filmmaker and curator). A screening of the 1966 film African Rhythmus, a visually stunning fifty-minute Soviet survey of the First World Festival of Negro Arts—now known as the World Festival of Black Arts and Culture—first held in Dakar in 1966, will follow the panel.
Tickets are available at www.madmuseum.org/events/artistic-voices-diaspora. The Museum of Arts and Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle in Manhattan.