University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Celebration of African Cultures


Date
Saturday 24 February 2018
Time
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Location
Penn Museum
Category

Women Dancing

Photo: Music and dance is a big part of the annual Celebration of African Cultures at the Penn Museum.

Women Dancing Modern African dance and traditional African music, an African marketplace, a mancala game station, craft making for families and more converge at the Penn Museum’s annual Celebration of African Cultures. Local storytellers and artists lead guests in an interactive exploration of traditions from across the African continent, set among the Museum’s collection of textiles, sculpture, and masks in the Africa Gallery, and among statuary and tomb materials from 5,000 years of Egyptian culture in the Egyptian galleries.

Free with Museum admission!


Schedule for the day:

11:15 am African Animal Yoga for Children
11:30 am Short Documentary Film
12:00 pm Women's Sekere Ensemble
12:30 pm Culture Shock Dance Performance
1:00 pm Queen Nur Storytelling
1:30 pm Dunya Performing Arts Company Drum Workshop
2:00 pm Catskill Puppet Theater, Inc: The Lion’s Whiskers
2:15 pm Women’s Sekere Ensemble
2:30 pm Dunya Performing Arts Company Dance Workshop
3:00 pm Argeggio Jazz Ensemble Performance and Workshop
3:15 pm Short Documentary Film
3:45 pm African Rhythms Dance Performance

Throughout the day:

African Marketplace
Mask-making and Jewelry-making Station with Black Artists Collective
African Map-making Station with artist Bole Lig
Mancala Game Station
African Menu in the Pepper Mill Café (fee)




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