Check out our new page with some additional photos from Yaakaar! More photos will be coming soon, so stay tuned for that.
Sunu Thiossane family, friends, and followers thank you so much for making Sunu Thiossane 2016 such an amazing year. We were so lucky to work with everyone involved in our projects and can’t thank everyone enough for all their hard work. We would also like to thank Baruch College and the Arts Administration program for allowing us to develop such a great pilot internship program. Every year with Sunu Thiossane has been a bit different, however this year, by far, has been the best and most unique. Please check out our video and look forward to more videos and photos from our 4th annual showcase!
All the best,
Jess and Djarra!
Meet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Teaching Artist, Serigne Mansour Fall, who is a 29-year old graffiti artist, designer,writer, comic book artist, and Pan African activist through Black Panther spirit. He is the founder and president of the RBS Crew – one of the most critically acclaimed graffiti artists collectives within the African continent.
Join him at www.rbscrew.com/MADZOO
Tomorrow is the big day! We are so excited to showcase our students’ work so we wanted to share a preview of the components of the show.
There will be an art exhibition…
A dance/spoken word performance…
And the early premier of our film, “Larabilaran: Le Talibé Et Moi”…
Can’t wait to see everyone at Place du Souvenir tomorrow!
Meet Sunu Thiossane Teaching Artist, Abdel Kader Diakhaté, also known as Kader. He is a proud Senegalese visual artist, specializing in sculpture, painting, theatrical set design and decoration. He is proud to make art out of recycled materials as a way to repur
pose and re-imagine what is intended to be thrown away. Kader is a very celebrated independent artist and beloved visual arts teacher at the Senegalese-American Bilingual School.
Meet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Intern, Safietou Niang. Most of her friends call her “Saff”! She is 17 years old and is the third eldest of a family of 5 children. Safietou is a senior at the Senegalese-American Bilingual School and about to do the Terminal (senior year) next year. When asked about life objectives ?? She delightfully answered: To be an independent woman !
Meet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Intern, Thierno Amadou Kandè. Thierno is 17 years old and was born in Saudi Arabia. He is a senior at the Senegalese-American Bilingual Schools (S.A.B.S.) and this is his 3rd year participating in the camp. He aspires to get his DBA is international finance and would like to pursue his studies in the United States.
Today at Camp our students worked hard in their morning English classes and really brought it for rehearsal. If today was any indication of what’s to come on Friday, everyone better get ready!
Get your tickets for Yaakaar through at students at Sunu Thiossane or day of event. Can’t wait to see you there!
So we are just six days away from our main event (ahhhhhhhh)!!!!
There are so many moving parts, all of which are beyond exciting (see event details below). We just wanted to send this message out to everyone because we’ve all been working so hard and we really can’t wait. Also, a big shout out to all Sunu Thiossane staff and students for their hard work on our performances, visual art exhibition, and short film production!
Sunu Thiossane’s 4th Annual Summer Production, Yakaar (Hope): Artistic Actions, Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges is comprised of three different components:
-Visual art installation and exhibition
-Interdisciplinary live performance
-Early release of the short film, “Larabilaran: Le Talibé et Moi.”
This year’s production reflects Sunu Thiossane’s core belief that we can use the arts as a vehicle to address social issues and our focus this has been using the arts to address social and economic inequality and injustice.
The production will be held at Place du Souvenir from 6 – 9 pm on August 26th.
Tickets are now on sale now:
-1000 CFA for General Admission
-5000 CFA for VIP Admission. VIP tickets give access to our Award Ceremony, with hors d’oeuvres, to honor year’s honorees.
You can buy tickets at the event near the main gallery at Place du Souvenir. Tickets can also be pre-purchased through a child parrticipating in Sunu Thiossane’s summer camp or at SABS Primary.
Proceeds from Yakaar will go to Sunu Thiossane’s Arts Scholarship Fund, expanding our reach and access to students who can’t afford summer camp tuition.
Please invite your friends and family to ensure that we have a great turnout and to showcase our student’s incredible work! We look forward to seeing you there.
Mamedjarra, Jess, and the entire Sunu Thiossane Team