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The Rhythms of Black History Month

This year the Annenberg Center, the University Museum and the rest of Penn's campus are making the most of all 28 days in February to celebrate Black History Month, as can be seen in Almanac's February at Penn calendar. Some highlights:

Right: From the Arts House, Tenor Rickie Cameron (left in top photo) and Pianist John Adractas render Spirituals and Art Songs, music by African-American composers, at the Annenberg Center's Harold Prince Theatre February 13, 8 p.m.

Annenberg Center also brings Namu Lwanga & Kayaga, Ugandan performers, February 19, 20 and 22. Namu of Uganda (pictured in center) is a noted story- teller as well as a musician and dancer. She is also the artistic director of Kayaga, who through music, dance and storytelling journey to Eastern and Central Africa for a look at the diversity of tribal customs and dance. For times and ticket orders, call 898-6791.

[Ed. Note: This photo appeared also in the February at Penn calendar, but its caption was accidentally obscured, so it is repeated here.]

Below: The Women's Sekere Ensemble combines singing with the rhythms and tones of the sekere, a traditional instrument of Nigeria, as part of the February 21 day-long Celebration of African Cultures at the University Museum. The ensemble will perform at 11:30 a.m.and 1 p.m. Other music and dance performances, workshops, children's activities, storytelling and an African Marketplace are featured throughout the day. A 1:30 p.m. tour of the African Gallery looks at "The Vastness and Diversity of Africa." For a schedule of events or other information, please contact the Museum at 898-4000.

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, February 3, 1998, Volume 44, Number 20