Celebration of African Cultures @ Penn Museum, Philadelphia [24 February]

Celebration of African Cultures

11:00 - 16:00

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Penn Museum
3260 South St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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 General 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 Fillm
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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