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Community Culture: A Celebration of Central Africa

November 25, 2018 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hardywood is teaming up with VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to celebrate Central Africa! Come out from 2-6PM to enjoy Dance Party w Afro-Zen!, congo mask making and a special performance by Culture4MyKids!

Mask Making 2-3:30 PM
Congolese dance performance by Culture4MyKids 2:30pm
Dance Party w Afro-Zen! 3PM

Hollywood Cheesesteaks
*food trucks subject to change or cancel.

In the vast and culturally diverse Congolese region of Central Africa, masks function as performance objects in rituals, ceremonies, worship, and entertainment. Masks represent the artisans and performers who brought them to life, as well as, varied communities, belief systems, and natural resources.

Come! Be inspired; create a mask that reminds you of your community while listening to Congolese music at Hardywood Park Brewery on Nov 25. Also, experience a Congolese dance performance by Culture4MyKids at 2:30pm.

Learn more about this African region and their rich masking tradition by visiting VMFA’s exhibition, Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa on view now through February 24, 2019.