African Culture Festival 2015

Arts and Entertainment

January 7, 2015

From: Cincinnati Museum Center

Mawuya (welcome)! At our annual African Culture Fest on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, you can sample authentic goods and food from a bustling African marketplace, listen to skilled narrators tell their tales and watch exciting performances by African drummers and dancers. Activities reflect Africa's diversity. You can even visit an African village featuring full-size huts complete with African villagers demonstrating traditional crafts and activities!

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. African Marketplace
African merchandise for sale.
Location: Rotunda
Noon 4 p.m.    African crafts for the family
Location: Collett Gallery

1 4 p.m.    Face-painting with Robert O'Neal and Company
Location: Collett Gallery
Kokorodza Marimba Ensemble
Join Kings Local School District's music ensemble for a concert and workshop on this popular Southern Africa musical instrument.
Location: African Village   

1:30 p.m.    Jazz of the Post-WWII Era
Join Jazz Renaissance to explore the relationship between the music and the social and political developments of the civil rights era.
Location: African Village

3 p.m.     Ethiopia: Life, Culture and Traditions
Join the Ethiopian community for an Ethiopian fashion presentation and insights into some notable Ethiopian rituals and cultural traditions.
Location: African Village

4:15 p.m.    MbiraCats in Concert
CCM's Zimbabwean music ensemble, directed by Dr. Stefan Fiol
Location: African Village

12:30 p.m.    Asili Performing Arts Theatre
West African Drum & Dance
Location: Reakirt Auditorium

2 p.m.     From African to Venezuela
Popular Latin dance groups take us on a journey showing the movement of Africans and the rhythm and dance heritage they brought to Latin America.
Location:  Reakirt Auditorium

4:30 p.m.    African American Drum and Dance Ensemble
Location: Reakirt Auditorium

1 p.m.    Jambo Watoto
Annie Ruth shares African-inspired interactive music and songs that celebrate positive self-expression.
Location: Duke Energy Children's Museum

1:40 p.m.     I Can Read My Drum
Join artist Annie Ruth to create mixed media and collage drums that honor reading and African culture.
Location:  Duke Energy Children's Museum

1:30 p.m.     Kakalambalala Storytelling with Omope Daboiku
African Retentions in American Folklore
Location: Newsreel Theater

2:30 p.m.     The Poets Speak
Jori Ann Cotton and Elementz present spoken word grand slam.
Location: Newsreel Theater

Date: January 19, 2015

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