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African American Heritage Family Festival

Date

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Time

11:00 AM–04:00 PM

African American Heritage Family Festival

Honor the unique history of the African-American experience in Maryland, connect with local cultural groups, and enjoy energizing performances, storytelling, and art activities. The festival is free for all ages and no registration is required.

Performances

12:30–1 p.m.
Wombwork Production Inc., Next Generation Art Ensemble presents The African American Experience through song and dance

1–3 p.m.
New Baltimore Hand Dance Association chronicles the history of hand dance and other ethnic dance indigenous to the African American Experience through performances and demonstrations

3–4 p.m.
Urban Foli, Afro Jazz Fusion band featuring 10+ of Baltimore’s best musicians, performs with traditional and contemporary instruments

 

Art Activities & Featured Artists

11 a.m.–4 p.m.
African Wiki Sculptures inspired by sculptor Mamma Sallah Jenkins

Community Mural Painting inspired by painter and muralist Ernest Shaw

Super Hero Capes inspired by painter E.L. Briscoe

Kafi D’Ambrosi, photographer

 

Special Guests

11 a.m.–4 p.m.

The Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival

The Friends of Benjamin Banneker

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum

 

Noon–1 p.m. and 2–3 p.m.

Roaming Waltee: Explore the museum and look for Waltee in the galleries

 

1–4 p.m.

FREE Pixilated Photo Booth

Face painting with Mamma Sallah Jenkins

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