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African and Diasporic Cultures Celebration

Saturday, February 15, 2020 |
10:00AM - 5:00PM ET

This is a virtual event.
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Virtual Event - Penn Museum


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In a reunion of contemporary and traditional cultural practices across Africa and the African Diaspora, gather with family and friends to explore cultural connections. Hosted in partnership with Artvolution, experience the culture of Africa and the African Diaspora through art-making, mask-making, live performances, drumming and other musical demonstrations, a storytelling circle, workshops for all ages, and an African-inspired marketplace.

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Program Schedule

Time Event Location
10:00am - 5:00 Creation Stations
  • Mask Making
  • Adinkra Symbol Printing
  • Jewelry Making
  • Coloring Station
Asia Gallery
10:00am - 5:00pm Vendor Market
10:00am - 12:00pm Live Broadcast by WURD
10:30am - 11:00am Fusion Dance Performance by Culture Shock
11:00am - 12:00pm Global Guide Tour Middle East Galleries
11:00am - 12:00pm Storytelling by Keepers of the Culture
11:00am - 12:00pm Featured Artist Talk with Danny Simmons and Malaika Adero
12:00pm - 12:30pm Curator Tour with Deb Thomas Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston
12:00pm - 12:30pm Artifact Lab Open Window
12:30pm - 1:00pm Curator Tour with Tukufu Zuberi Africa Galleries
12:30pm - 1:30pm Interactive Dance Workshop with Vena Jefferson and Baba Paul Lucas
1:00pm - 4:00pm Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials Activity
1:30pm - 2:00pm Drop-In Drumming Class with Baba Paul Lucas
1:30pm - 2:30pm Storytelling by Keepers of the Culture
2:30pm - 3:30pm Global Guide Tour Africa Galleries
2:45pm - 3:30pm Music Performance by South African Jazz Group Harrison Auditorium
3:00pm - 3:30pm Artifact Lab Open Window
3:45pm - 4:30pm Musical Performance by Malidelphia Harrison Auditorium

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