Arts Notes

Latin American film festival starts Saturday

The Kansas University Center of Latin American Studies will present a feature film festival at 2 p.m. Saturdays in the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at KU.

The lineup includes "The Day Silence Died," from Bolivia, presented by Will Holliday, doctorate student in history, Saturday; "The Death of a Bureaucrat," Cuba, presented by Ximena Sosa-Buchholz, Latin American studies professor, April 6; "Between Pancho Villa and a Naked Woman," Mexico, presented by Tomas Chacon, doctorate student in Spanish and Portuguese, April 13; "Woman on Top," Brazil, presented by Walter Clark, music and dance professor, April 20; and "Zoot Suit," Mexico-United States, presented by Chacon, April 27.

The films are free and open to the public.

Speaker to describe culture, lore of Africa

Topeka � The cultural heritage and lore of the Mandinka of Gambia, West Africa, will be presented by Alhaja Papa Susso at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Henderson Learning Resources Center at Washburn University, 17th and Jewell streets.

Susso is a master kora player and accomplished storyteller.

The program is free and open to the public.

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