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Peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau

Great Hall, King's Building, Strand Campus
Conference/Seminar, Culture, Other, Performance/Concert
28/04/2017 (14:00-21:00)

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

This event is organised in collaboration with the Centre of African Studies, SOAS, University of London. Please forward any enquires on to

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

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


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