May 20, 2013
Presented by David Canning, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences and Professor of Economics and International Health, Department of Global Health and Population, and Associate Director Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.
Professor Canning will discuss the effect of the new emphasis on family planning in Africa on fertility, and the effect of falling fertility in Africa on the prospects for a take-off in economic growth in the region.
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June 22, 2013
Thirty-five years after meeting at the Institute for the Young Blind in Bamako, Mali, and eight years after their Manu Chao–produced album Dimanche à Bamako thrust them into the global limelight with its sunny charm and irresistible grooves, Amadou & Mariam remain true to their roots in West African blues-rock. The husband-and-wife duo, along with a full band, deliver their signature mix of unforgettable pop melodies and contagious rhythms, driven by Amadou’s bluesy electric guitar and the compelling interplay of their voices.
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July 6, 2013
The African community across New England will come together on City Hall Plaza to celebrate African arts and culture at the 4th Annual African Festival of Boston hosted by the Shalupe Foundation in partnership with the MicroLoan Foundation USA. This 1-day festival will welcome more than 20,000 attendees and will feature over 10 musical performances, cultural dances, African foods, vendors, children’s games, arts, crafts, plus health, tourism, and career fairs.
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