February 20, 2011
Le Salon de Musiques / Chamber Music Salon Series
at 4 pm
(Every third Sunday through May 2011)
Created by French pianist/melodist Francois Chouchan, this original concept of making chamber music even more accessible, gives music lovers the opportunity to be embraced by the music, and to become totally immersed in the experience.
This month, Phillip LEVY(violin), Victoria MISKOLCZY (viola), David LOW (cello), Francois CHOUCHAN (piano)
SCHUBERT : Sonatina for Violin and Piano n.1 in D Major D 384
BRAHMS : Piano Quartet in G minor Opus 25
location : Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, 135 N Grand Ave - Los Angeles, CA 90012
info : www.lesalondemusiques.com/
(310) 498 0257
SPECIAL EVENTS : PAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL :
PAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL
The 19th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) will take place February 16-23, at the Culver Plaza Theatres,
9919 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90232.
Information about PAFF can be found at www.paff.org
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the box office beginning February 16
The Black Mozart in Cuba
Writer : Stéphanie James
Director : Steve James
Born in Guadeloupe to a Black slave and a French nobleman, Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, became one of the most remarkable figures of the 18th century—the best fencer in Europe, violonist virtuoso and genius composer, but also the first Black free mason and general in the army.
Shot in Cuba, which dedicates a week of cultural activities to his memory and welcomes Saint Georges as “a great hero of the Caribbean.”
Screens : Fri, Feb 18@1:45pm ; Sun, Feb 20@11:50am
(2010/Democratic Republic of Congo/Short Documentary/30min)
Writer : Petna Ndaliko Katondolo
Director : Petna Ndaliko Katondolo
How do you talk about rape in a place where basic human rights are systematically violated ? Ndaliko skirts the boundaries of reality and fiction, offering a compelling portrait of Congolese women who stand strong in their communities and denounce the violence they experience.
Screens : Fri, Feb 18@4:10pm ; Sun, Feb 20@4:15pm
The Manuscripts of Timbuktu
(2009/South Africa/Documentary Feature/74min)
Writer : Zola Maseko
Director : Zola Maseko
The life of powerful Black icon and one of Africa’s greatest scholars, Ahmed Baba, is dramatized in the context of his life in Timbuktu along with the thousands of remarkable manuscripts of Timbuktu, once a center of world scholorship and learning.
Screens : Sun, Feb 20@12:00pm ; Tue, Feb 22@1:45pm
Viva Riva !
(2010/DRCongo/France/Belgium/South Africa/Narrative Feature/96min)
Writer : Djo Munga
Director : Djo Tunda Wa Munga
Viva Riva ! offers a portrait of urban Africa too rarely seen on screen. Even more surprising are its scenes of urgent sensuality, as Riva pursues Nora - or perhaps it’s the other way around.
Screens : Sun, Feb 20@8:05pm ; Tue, Feb 22@8:20pm