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African-American Festival

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on February 23, 2020 at 9:00am

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its eighteenth annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures.

The festival will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts. Festival performers include Mardi Gras second-line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, and storytellers.

Meet, learn about, and even touch animals from Africa with special guest Conservation Ambassadors, including serval cat, chameleon, African bullfrog, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, savannah monitor, Dumeril’s boa, lemur, crocodile, African porcupine, eagle owl, and African emperor scorpion.

SATURDAY CULTURAL MUSIC AND DANCE
10:00 AM African-American Dance – Fantasia
10:40 AM Storytelling in the West African Tradition – Baba the Storyteller
11:30 AM Conservation Ambassadors Animal Show
11:45 AM The LA LA Mardi Gras Second Liners
12:20 PM Heritage Award Presentation to H. Maxie-Viltz
12:30 PM DJ Seven Seize
12:55 PM West African Dance – Dembrebrah
1:30 PM Conservation Ambassadors Animal Show
1:40 PM Interactive Drum Circle – Ambianz Muzic Experienz
2:30 PM African-American Song and Dance – PISE (Positive Images of Self Expression)
3:10 PM Breakdancing and Popping – Homeland Crew
3:30 PM Conservation Ambassadors Animal Show
4:00 PM Jazz music ensemble – Music in the Moment
SUNDAY CULTURAL MUSIC, DANCE, AND HERITAGE AWARD
10:00 AM Flute performance – Abdul-Salaam Muhammad
10:40 AM Storytelling in the West African Tradition – Baba the Storyteller
11:30 AM Conservation Ambassadors Animal Show
11:45 AM Interactive Poetry, Music, and Yoga – Deep Red
12:20 PM West African Dance – Dembrebrah
12:55 PM The LA LA Mardi Gras Second Liners
1:30 PM Conservation Ambassadors Animal Show
1:40 PM Breakdancing and Popping – Homeland Crew
2:30 PM Interactive Drum Circle – Ambianz Muzic Experienz
3:10 PM Music performance by Per Se
3:30 PM Conservation Ambassadors Animal Show
4:00 PM Music performance by Per Se

Details

Date:
February 23
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website:
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/african_american_festival/

Organizer

Aquarium of the Pacific
Phone:
562-590-3100
Website:
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/

Venue

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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