Dance Workshops with the International Garifuna BandNovember 17, 2012
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, New York
Two 45-minute workshops at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Join the Museum for African Art at El Museo del Barrio's Super Sabado free family day for a mesmerizing experience with the International Garifuna Band. You'll learn about the history and cultural dances of the Garifuna people, descendants of Carib, Arawak and West African people now living in Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and all around the world. These dance workshops will introduce you to the music of Punta, Cumbia, and Paranda, among others. In addition to dance workshops, the Museum's Youth Ambassador Interns will also be leading art-making activities for families.
Once a month, El Museo del Barrio opens its doors to everyone interested in exploring the vibrancy and diversity of Latino culture through free concerts, exhibitions, gallery and walking tours, art-making workshops, and spoken word recitals. Super Sabado showcases traditions, cultural expressions, and the latest in Latino art. As many Latino communities and traditions are rooted in African cultural heritage and practices, the Museum for African Art is pleased to collaborate and contribute programs as part of El Museo del Barrio's Super Sabado program. For more information, visit www.elmuseo.org.
Museum for African Art educational programming is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, and Jack Rudin.