The African Diaspora & The Drum
Friday, February 8, 7 - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Sankofa Cultural Arts Center, 39 S. West Street, Dover, Delaware 19901
The Atlantic Slave Trade & The Drum ~ A program designed to acquaint the public, especially those of African ancestry, with their rich heritage using the arts as the primary mode of teaching. The program will feature reenactors of the African Diaspora and musical performances by the Sankofa African Drummers & Dancers, the Sankofa Strings and the Sankofa Steel Drums.
From Africa to Brazil, the Caribbean, South America to North America the drum has been the single most binding nugget of culture besides cuisine.
The Countries Include Cape Verde, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Martinique, the Virgin Islands, Trinidad, Tobago, Surinam, French New Orleans and many, many more.
Tickets for the shows at the Sankofa Cultural Arts Center are free, but required for admission as seating is limited. You can pick up your tickets at the Biggs Museum of American Art, at the Delaware State News office in Dover or order them online at www.DelmarvaEvents.net. Ticket holders must be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time. Doors will be opened to the general public at that time.
Sankofa Cultural Arts Center, 39 S. West Street, Dover, Delaware 19901