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WDAS-FM encourages local communities to Imagine Africa

By: Tom Stanley

  Imagine Africa media sponsor WDAS has been out in the community talking up the Imagine Africa project.  In November, the WDAS street team was out at the Universal Circus.  Look for the WDAS team out in the community this winter and spring!

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African and Caribbean Ambassadors, Area Business Leaders, Meet at the Penn Museum

By: Tom Stanley

Ambassadors from several African and Caribbean countries joined with Philadelphia area regional business leaders Friday, November 11, 2011, when the Penn Museum was host to a business roundtable discussion presented by the African and Caribbean Business Council (ACBC). The program ran throughout the morning, concluding with an African-style luncheon in the Museum’s Lower Egyptian Gallery, […]

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An Evening to Imagine Africa

By: Tom Stanley

Penn Museum held its first Imagine Africa Community Night, sponsored by Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell—and more than 500 people came out to dance, drum, listen to spoken word poetry, tour the Museum’s new Imagine Africa gallery project and visit throughout the galleries.  In addition to the live entertainment and workshops, the night featured a craft […]

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Imagine Africa: World’s Most Ancient Painters

By: Gabrielle Niu

Imagine the world’s oldest painting kit. Last week, Science Magazine published an article on the 2008 archaeological discovery of two 100,000-year-old abalone shells that contain traces of the first known mixed paint. A team of researchers led by Christopher Henshilwood of the University of Bergin, Norway excavated the shells in the Blombus Cave at the […]

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In Case You Missed It… Dr. Tukufu Zuberi on the XPN Morning Show with Michaela Majoun

By: Tom Stanley

On October 20 the XPN Morning Show with Michaela Majoun featured an interview with Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. Their conversation focused on Dr. Zuberi’s work as host of the PBS series “History Detectives,” a role he has filled for nearly ten years. After an […]

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Penn Professor Featured on the XPN Morning Show with Michaela Majoun

By: Tom Stanley

Penn Museum is hitting the airwaves! Tune in tomorrow (Thursday, October 20th) to the XPN Morning Show with Michaela Majoun on 88.5 FM for a short interview with Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, filmmaker, human rights activist, and host of the PBS series “History Detectives.” […]

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The Philadelphia Writing Project Partners with the Penn Museum

By: guestblogger

by Diane Waff Practice Professor, Penn’s Graduate School of Education The Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) and the Philadelphia Arts and Education Partnership ( PAEP), the local affiliate for the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, launched their call for submissions in the Rainey Auditorium at the University of PA Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The […]

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If Vampire Weekend Spent Some Time in Africa…

By: Gabrielle Niu

While there isn’t a section specifically on the music of Africa in the Penn Museum’s Imagine Africa project, the evolution of contemporary African music is a great way to hear the ways that African culture influences and is influenced by the rest of the world. The band “The Very Best” was formed in London when […]

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