Patrick Kabanda - The Creative Wealth of Nations: Can the Arts Advance Development? — in conversation with Munit Mesfin — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf, in partnership with Young African Professionals

Upcoming Event
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

For Kabanda, growing up in straitened circumstances in Uganda, music was first a refuge, then a passion, and then became the seed of a groundbreaking social vision. Entranced by the organ at Kampala’s Namirembe Cathedral, Kabanda joined the choir and learned to play the piano. Later, as a Juilliard-trained musician, he performed worldwide and, observing how music can uplift and unite people, pursued a degree in international affairs with the objective of incorporating the arts into development projects. Showing how culture can both enrich people personally and be a vital engine for a nation’s economic growth, Kabanda, who has consulted for the World Bank and contributed to the World Development Report 2016, explores the valuable roles the arts can play in promoting international trade, education, sustainability, and social inclusion.

Kabanda will be in conversation with Munit Mesfin, an Ethiopian-American musician, creative director, and event consultant.

This event is in partnership with the Young African Professionals DC Network.


Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
The Creative Wealth of Nations Cover Image
By Patrick Kabanda, Amartya Sen (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781108437684
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Cambridge University Press - May 17th, 2018

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