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Friday: 10am-9pm

Benkadi Drum and Dance

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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 6:30pm
0-3, 3-5, 6 and up, All Ages
The Common

Benkadi drum

"Benkadi (which means « Coming Together Sweetly » in the Bamanankan language of Mali) is an eclectic group of artists and educators dedicated to performing, teaching and researching African dance and musical forms. Dedicated to community-based education and performance, the artists of Benkadi provide a wide range of programming for diverse audiences. Their mission is to bring people together in a spirit of harmony with respect for traditions. Benkadi endeavors to reach out to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, to encourage and inspire positive interpersonal interaction and to support collaboration between individuals and groups to bring about positive change."

- Benkadi Dance website


This program is part of Living in Colors: Celebrating Black Life. During the month of February, we highlight the Black experience through our programs, activities, and performances. Our celebration of Black History Month reflects the African American experience as well as Caribbean/West Indian, and African cultures.


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From August 14th to August 21st, a limited number of lockers will be available while new ones are being installed.

PlaySpace is closed for the construction of a new space for 0 to 3 year olds and their caregivers. While under renovation, look for special Pop-Up PlaySpace experiences and programs throughout the Museum. Learn more about Pop-Up PlaySpace

Our Peep’s World exhibit will be closed for repair August 19th - 21st