Cultural Affairs Officer Robert Kerr addressing Nigerian
Turkish Nile University students
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
What is common among these three young Nigerians? They are all beneficiaries of the Opportunity Fund Program, popularly referred to as EducationUSA Achievers Program (EdSAP) of the U.S. Embassy Abuja. The program assists highly qualified but low-income students to finance upfront costs of obtaining admission into U.S. universities with full financial aid. One common feature of all three is that they went to public schools, including Federal Government Academy Suleja and Model Secondary school.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Among many achievements, the Brooklyn-based Wrembel composed the score for the 2012 Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris, and appeared live on The Oscars 2016: 88th Academy Awards ceremony telecast. Wrembel learned his craft among Gypsies in the French countryside, and is expanding on his many other influences to make a mark as an original guitar voice in contemporary music. His musical accomplice, Thor Jensen, is also a longtime student of jazz, including the music of Django Reinhardt, and rock and roll.
Wrembel and Jensen will take the concert stage with Nigeria’s own powerhouse collective Prudence, in these venues:
- June 27: SPAN Jazz Academy Masterclass, 10:00 am (By Invitation only)
- June 28: MUSON Center, Agip Recital Hall, 6:00 pm (Open to the public)
- June 29: University of Lagos, Main auditorium, 5:30 pm (Open to the public)
- June 30: Classic FM 97.3: streaming live at www.classic97.net, 9:00 am
Watch one of his live performances via the link below: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUnBY8PNB8U
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
IVLP Alumni L-R Lydia Samson and Evelyn Onyilo