The Fireside Chat Recap
Kicking off the Experience Tanzania NYC Fest was the fireside chat which brought together friends of Tanzania from different backgrounds to share about their contribution and interests in Tanzania.
The Experience Tanzania NYC Fest, an immersive cultural Fest in New York City brought to you by Curious on Tanzania. The fest took place at Punto Space in New York City on June 15th, bringing the Tanzanian experiences to the people of NYC and beyond, through music, dance, talks/chats, food, culture, travel and more.
The Fireside Chat was co-host by Justa and Ebony Lambright - Ebony has spent the last several years speaking and hosting events, everything from Talent shows to youth empowerment workshops. Ebony also has a love for dance and in 2017, she had the honor of traveling to Tanzania with Curious on Tanzania, where she performed with the Juliana, a Swahili Musical Drama at the International Zanzibar Film Festival.
Photographer: Benny Jean
The Fireside chat included vibrant panelists as mentioned below:
Photographer: Benny Jean
To the left is Jermaine Gibbs - Native of Baltimore City, this photojournalist’s passion evolved at a very early age. His greatest passion, “street photography” led him to paths across the globe capturing moments of natives executing daily activities. Jermaine traveled to Tanzania earlier this year and will be showcasing some of his work on this day.
Middle is Carlos Chirinos - a Music and Global Health Associate Professor at NYU and Director of the NYU Music and Social Change Lab. His work explores the role of music and the creative industries in promoting economic and social development through innovation and entrepreneurship.
To the right is Dr. Frank Minja is a Tanzanian, Assistant Professor, Director of Road2IR, Yale Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice between 11-20 years. Road2IR: Tanzania Interventional Radiology Initiative - aims to build the first Interventional Radiology Fellowship program at the medical school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Read more about Road2IR: globalhealth.radiology.yale.edu
Watch a presentation by Dr. Frank who shares about Road2IR.
Images from the event by Photographer Benny Jean
Mrs. Joyce Salala shares about the opportunities of Study Abroad program and safety of Tanzania for students.
Tanzanians showing their presence at the event.
Experience Tanzania NYC Fest organizers
Read more about the Performance recap of the Fest 2019