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(T)HERE: A Global Celebration of Benin

Please join us at Purchase College, Upstate New York, to celebrate the culture and history of French-speaking Benin, West Africa. Discover Benin from the past and today through film screenings, fine art exhibitions, musical performances, talks, and panel discussions ranging from politics to social justice, literature to art. 

Our inaugural (T)HERE event is a three-day festival and conference to celebrate the culture and history of Benin, West Africa, and to introduce Purchase’s new global initiatives. As the highlight of the festival, Beninese singer-songwriter and actress Angélique Kidjo will lead a discussion on her native country on Saturday, September 29, at 6:30 pm.