Friday Nights at the de Young : Celebration Africa | GG Park
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Friday Nights at the de Young the museum stays open late and hosts all sorts of interesting events, concerts, art projects and lectures. Although regular admission prices still apply to visit the museum’s galleries, all of the events below are in the public spaces of the museum are completely free and open to the public
Live music by Moh Alileche’s Ensemble. In addition to original compositions, Alileche and his band perform reworkings of traditional ancient Amazigh or Berber songs of the Kabylia region of Algeria, mixing instrumentals and vocal numbers on an array of topics. Alileche’s ensemble is: Kevin Cloud, flutist; Bouchaib Abdelhadi, hand drummer; Tim Fuson, bendir (large hand frame drum); John Waller, drum; Sara Salzmann, violin; Omar Mokhtari, banjo and oud. www.flagoffreedom.com
Piazzoni Murals Room
Painting demonstration by Alaagy and screening of Spirit in Color. Alaagy (Salifu Mohammed) was raised by his grandmother and aunts in a small village in Northern Ghana. Spirit in Color documents Alaagy’s journey from Ghana to contemporary artist in America. Alaagy’s paintings are full of the indomitable spirit of Africa. His bold designs and striking patterns, sensitivity to tradition and culture, and dignified portrayal of the most basic aspects of life add up to create a truly modern approach with a universal appeal. www.alaagy.com
Hands-on art making for everyone, with “art diva” Kim Erickson. Use recycled boxes and wire to create your own version of El Anatsui’s Hovor II, on display in the African art galleries.
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