Celebration of African Cultures at the Penn Museum

Celebration of African Cultures at the Penn Museum

By Fahima Shobarna

The African collection at the Penn Museum is one of the largest collections in the country. There is a lot to explore since the collection includes approximately 15,000 ethnographic and 5,000 archaeological objects that was mostly obtained between 1891 and 1937.

This Saturday on February 25 is a big event at the Penn Museum. During Black History Month, the Penn Museum presents an Annual Celebration of African Cultures. This includes:

Traditional African music and contemporary African dance, storytelling, a drumming workshop, arts, crafts, an African marketplace, games, family gallery tours, films, and more!

The Penn Museum’s Teen Ambassadors have put together tours and activities, and there will also be a dance performance done by a High School group of African dancers! Come and support fellow High School teens and explore more about the African culture.

There is definitely an exciting agenda planned for that day. This event in particular is great for us teens! I encourage you all to go and enjoy your Saturday at the Penn Museum. Not only is it free but you can use your STAMP pass to go to the Museum again!

Date: Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 11:00AM – 4:00PM

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 Gre.’at (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