Event Date and time: Friday

Venue details: Great Hall, King’s College London, Strand Campus | Strand London WC2R 2LS

Organisers: Arts & Humanities Research Institute (AHRI)Centre of African Studies, SOAS, University of London

Event website: Peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau: Cultural Dialogues and Breaking the Impasse 

Event cost: Free

With the on-going political crisis in Guinea-Bissau showing no sign of resolution, and no effective government for much of 2016, this one-day workshop funded by the British Academy BARSEA scheme brings together leading historians and musicians from the country to explore alternative dialogues towards peace through culture.


14.00 – PANEL 1: Historical Pluralisms and the Prospects for Peace

Speakers: Jose Lingna Nafafe (Bristol University) 

Nayanka Perdigao (African Leadership Centre, King’s College London)

Ibrahima Galissa (Lisbon-Guinea-Bissau)

Chair: Lucy Duran (SOAS)

15.30 – Tea and coffee break

15.45 – PANEL 2: Musical Pluralisms and the Prospects for Peace

Speakers: Manecas Costa (Lisbon-Guinea-Bissau)

Tony Dudu (London-Guinea-Bissau)

Lucy Duran (SOAS)

Chair: Toby Green (KCL)

17.15 – Tea and coffee break

17.30-1830 – SCREENING: “Identities in Greater Senegambia and Beyond: Perspectives Through History and Music in Dialogue” followed by discussion with Lucy Duran and Toby Green, chaired by Anna De Mutiis (CAS)

19.30 – LIVE CONCERT: Manecas Costa, Tony Dudu, Ibrahima Galissa in unison

This event is open to all and free to attend, but Eventbrite booking is essential.

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