Dancing and drumming at Drexel

Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemblewill perform Friday and Saturday.
Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemblewill perform Friday and Saturday.

Watch, and learn, at DanceAfrica Philadelphia festival concerts and workshops.

Posted: November 09, 2013

Dancers, drummers, and workshops take center stage this weekend as the Community Education Center, in partnership with Drexel University, continues its DanceAfrica Philadelphia festival. All activities will take place at the university's Main Building.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the auditorium, a DanceAfrica concert will be hosted by artistic director and founding elder, Charles "Baba Chuck" Davis. The concert will feature performances by Philadelphia troupes Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble; Kariamu & Co.: Traditions; and Illstyle & Peace Productions, and a guest percussion dance performance by troupe Farafina Kan from Washington.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday before the evening concert, troupes will offer family-friendly dance and drumming workshops for all ages and skill levels, including beginners, at the building's Drexel Dance Studios.

There will also be a free Afro Beauty, Health and Wellness Marketplace from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday in the building's Grand Court.


DanceAfrica Philadelphia. Concert is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Drexel Main Bldg., 3141 Chestnut St. Workshops will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday inside the building's Drexel Dance Studios. Concert tickets and workshop tickets are $15 for students and seniors, $10 for children 15 and younger. General admission is $25. www.cecarts.org/wp/danceafrica/

Family Exploration Day: American Moderns

Kids can learn about life in the early 20th century through paintings and sculptures on Sunday at Delaware Art Museum's Family Exploration Day: American Moderns.

Families will learn about popular American artists from 1910 to 1960 featured in the "American Moderns" exhibition and participate in art projects, take a museum tour, and other activities.


Family Exploration Day: American Moderns, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 pm. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $12, $10 for seniors, $6 for students with valid ID and ages 7-18. Children 6 and younger are free. www.delart.org.

Fanciful Flowers at Woodmere

Explore Fanciful Flowers, a family art workshop offered Saturday at Woodmere Art Museum.

The workshop will explore local artist Peter Paone's flower paintings. Guests can try making mixed-media flower collages inspired by his paintings and drawings including flowers and fairy-tale creatures.


Fanciful Flowers at Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8:45 pm. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Special exhibition admission is $10, $7 ages 55 and older, free for children and students with ID. www.woodmereartmuseum.org.

mpeters@phillynews.com.

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