University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

28th Annual Celebration of African Cultures

Saturday 25 February 2017
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Penn Museum

African Cultures

Traditional African music and contemporary African dance, storytelling, a drumming workshop, arts, crafts, an African marketplace, games, family gallery tours, films, and more—it all comes alive at the Penn Museum’s 28th annual Celebration of African Cultures. Presented in the Museum’s African galleries and around the Museum.

Free with General Admission

Schedule of Events:

11:00 am African Objects-focused Tour led by the Museum’s Teen Ambassadors
11:30 am Short Film: Mwansa the Great (2011)
11:45 am Ethio 4 Dance Performance
12:00 pm Women’s Sekere Ensemble
12:30 pm Wototo of Joy Youth Storytelling
1:00 pm Short Film: Mwansa the Great (2011)
1:30 pm Culture Shock Dancers
2:00 pm African Objects-focused Tour led by the Museum’s Teen Ambassadors
2:15 pm Women’s Sekere Ensemble
2:30 pm West African Vibe (WAVe) Dance Performance and Mini-workshop
3:00 pm Experience the Rhythm Within: Drum Workshop with Abba Paul Lucas
3:30 pm Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change
Throughout the Day:

Mancala and Traditional African Games Drop-in Workshop
African Marketplace
Mask-making Make-and-Take Craft
African Menu in the Pepper Mill Café

100.3 WRNB’s Lady B and the promo crew join in the festivities, with lots of fun, prizes and surprises in store, from noon to 2:00 pm.

Community Partners

AFRICOM, the Coalition of African and Caribbean Communities in Philadelphia
Center for Africana Studies
Ethiopian Community Association of Greater Philadelphia
African Family Health Organization

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