2021 Day of the Ancestors:
Festival of Masks
Thank you to everyone for the 2021 Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks, where we experienced Thiossane, the Senegalese way of taking cues from the past to live well in the present.
See the festival recording below and explore the Diaspora Dialogues and Workshops.
Watch the 2021 Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks on Youtube.
Join host Bruce Lemon and celebrate drumming, dance, poetry, masks, and song.
Magatte Fall & Maxx Percussion
World Premiere by S.H.I.N.E. MUWASI &
Najite Agindotan & Olokun Cultural Group
Blessing by Imodoye Shabazz
Poetry by S. Pearl Sharp and Triniti Daniel-Robinson
Lula Washington Dance Theater
Photo Credit: Halline Overby
Ancestor Mask and Song Workshop
Rhythm of Thiossane
Join us for a dynamic conversation between Master Drummer Malik Sow and his son, Grammy Award winning artist, Magatte Fall
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Community Arts Workshops
Ancestor Mask Making with Maria Elena Cruz
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Design and create your own mask as you learn about masks of the Senegal region and make a mask to honor your ancestors.
Sankofa Arts with Ranika Adachi
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Build community as you explore the arts of Senegal and the African Diaspora to create art that celebrates ancestors.
Thank you to all of our partners who makes the Festival of Masks possible:
2021 Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks is supported, in part, by: