Afro-Brazilian Theme at Africa Underground (After Hours at African Art)

February 17, 2011 § 5 Comments

It has an almost subversive sound to it; the idea that a prestigious national museum would open its doors after dark to drinking, dancing and partying! I mean, the museum’s director is the distinguished former Spellman College President, Dr. Johnnetta Cole!! But it’s all good, and that’s what’s going to happen Friday 18th February at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, in the first of its Africa Underground series that it bills as “After Hours at African Art.” It’s a major African Diaspora event that will feature a Brazilian theme; as Dr. Cole put it in the museum’s blog, “it’s an exciting way to celebrate the ties between Africa and the African Diaspora, and for our museum to continue a vigorous conversation with communities in the Diaspora.” To that end, the organizers have brought in Zezeh Brazil Samba Troupe to have you practice your samba steps; there’ll be African wine and beer, Brazilian cocktails,

Longtime DC DJ Munch will be helping to move the crowd

and the best Afro-Brazilian tunes spun by deejays Adrian Loving and Munch. Of course, being in a museum you’ll also get treated to the latest exhibition “Artists in Dialogue,” featuring artists Sandile Zulu from South Africa and Henrique Oliveira from Brazil in a cultural and artistic dialogue. Sounds like a great night of art, culture, music, drinks, and dancing awaits! Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Get them now! Check out their website  http://africa.si.edu/underground/ for tickets and more info. Bless…

Update!!! Tickets are sold out for this event! 😦 Sorry about that…

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