An Initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Intensive, out-of-term schools workshops devoted to research, collaboration, and training primarily for early-career scholars from across the African Continent, the Africa Humanities Workshops will fit into CHCI’s broader agenda to foster global scholarly exchange in the humanities, and exchange that has a transformative effect on our understanding and practice of the humanities.

Global South, Africa, Africa Humanities Workshop

Music and the Remaking of the World: An Interview with Valmont Layne

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Layne sat down with journalists Steve Paulson and Anne Strainchamps (hosts of To The Best of Our Knowledge) at a CHCI-sponsored institute on the Humanities throughout Africa. In the conversation that follows, Layne discusses growing up under apartheid, the role of music in activism against that regime, and the poignant histories of jazz, goema, and carnival.