Kelvin Smith Library will host Essouma Long Wednesday, March 7, for two separate performances. This event, titled “The Mbom-Mvet: Epic Tales, Music, and Dance of Central Africa” will be held at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Kelvin Smith Library, Lower Level 06.
Born in Cameroon, Long is a modern-day oral historian. Similar to the griots of Western Africa, he is a Central African historian, storyteller, poet, singer and musician who is part of an oral tradition that preserves collective and genealogical history of tribes and villages.
Come experience this once-in-a-lifetime event featuring artistic creativity steeped in Central African history with the spoken and sung narratives of legends past, enduring tribal values and ancestral history.
Kelvin Smith Library and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will sponsor this event.