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FREE African American Family Festival

Saturday, February 23, 2013
10:00 AM–04:00 PM
FREE African American Family Festival

Make some noise with us as we celebrate the music and culture of Africa. Explore the rhythm, harmony and movement of a nation! Travel with us across the continent of Africa in search of mystical masks, jangling jewelry and colorful costumes. Let your talking drum tell us your story! Sway to the beat of Africa’s many rich traditions! Create many musical instruments and come together as a community orchestra! Join us for The Walters' annual African American Family Festival and enjoy amazing performances, innovative art activities throughout the museum, and much more!

All ages!


  • 10:00 AM - The Refugee Youth Project performs Sounds of Africa, Graham Auditorium, Lower Level
  • 11:00 AM - Kwame Ansah-Brew of Anansegromma performs African Drumming and Stories from Ghana, Level 2 Lobby
  • 12:00 PM - Ssuuna performs Come Together, Graham Auditorium, Lower Level
  • 1:00 PM - Lesole performs Dancing Through South Africa, Graham Auditorium, Lower Level
  • 3:00 PM - GRAND FINALE - Sankofa Dance Theater performs The Village Dance, Graham Auditorium, Lower Level


  • 10 AM - 4 PM - Dugi Dugi Drums & Awesome Asafo Flags, StudioS A & B, Family Art Center
  • 10 AM - 4 PM - Make and Shake Daffs, Level 2 Lobby
  • 10 AM - 3 PM - Kids Build Community Adinkra Squares and Make Your Own Marrabenta Instrument, Sculpture Court, Level 2A (at 2:30 PM Come together and bring your musical instruments to perform in our Handmade Orchestra, conducted by Waltee!)
  • 10 AM - 3 PM - Personal Passports! Travel to the North, South, East & West points of Africa throughout the museum to receive a stamp at each stop. Collect all four and win a prize on the Sculpture Court, Level 2A
  • 10 AM - 3PM - Roots and Branches Pine Trees and Mangoes presenting Sounds of the Wild, Sculpture Court, Level 2A

Meet Waltee! Keep an eye out for our cuddly lion cub and give him a hug!

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: The Walters Art Museum occasionally photographs Family Programs activities for future promotional purposes. If you do not want your child photographed, please notify the museum in writing.

For more information, contact (410) 547-9000 x300, or email Family Programs.

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