An African Exhibit, Folktale, and Music
During the last day of Black History Month little one and I had the opportunity to visit and see one of the largest collection of African Art exhibition in South Carolina located at the I.P. Stanback Museum.
Africa Revisited: The Art of Power and Identity is a beautiful exhibition with artifacts and art work from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Zaire, and Zambia. The exhibition includes works in wood, bronze and Ashanti gold, from masks and figures to musical instruments and objects of adornment. You can read more about the exhibit here
We were both quite fascinated with the masks, and had the opportunity to try them on. I’m planning on making a mask craft with little one, but that will be another post. 🙂
During our visit that day the Ujimaa Dancers & Drummers of South Carolina State University were performing on the lawn located in front of museum. The group performed African music, and dance with drums combined with poetry, and story telling.
One of the tales that was shared with the audience was the tale of the of the zebras and the pond. African folktales are very common, and are passed on from generation to generation. You can read about another African tale that we read during our Kwaanza winter holiday camp here
. If you want to read more about how we celebrated Black History Month click here
This was such a wonderful learning cultural experience for little one. 🙂
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