The African-American Stilt Ballet is one of the featured performers at this years Celebration of African Cultures.
Photo by Jennifer Gibson
The folkways, fables, fabrics and food of Africa are the focus of the University of Pennsylvania Museums 13th annual Celebration of African Cultures on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The day-long event features music, dance, storytelling, arts and crafts and childrens activities, including performances by the Womens Sekere Ensemble, the Kulu Mele African American Dance Ensemble, musical-instrument-maker Adimu-Kuumba, and the African-American Stilt Ballet. Gallery tours showcase the Museums African collections, and the Museum Cafe will serve up a taste of Africa along with its regular menu.
CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN CULTURES: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, 33rd and Spruce streets. Admission $5, students/seniors $2.50, Museum members/children under 6/PennCard holders free. Info: 215-898-4000.
Originally published on February 7, 2002