African Ascent, an internationally recognized program founded in 2004, is organized by the search for excellence. Its guests bring to the program their best selves as they present their influential and profoundly accessible work. The host provides his guests with ample time as they converse generously about important ideas and artistic methods.
The musical spirit of improvisation motivates open-ended questions, which emerge out of a casual, yet intensive, dialogue. Program episodes focus on music, literature, philosophy, film, and many other disciplines. African Ascent is proud to move beyond traditional boundaries of inquiry and invites viewers to join in a journey of mind and heart.