Creative Discovery Museum will take a cultural journey around the world this summer - no passport required.
The Museum will host two more Folk and Traditional Arts Events throughout the summer allowing children and their families to experience a diverse array of art and music from different cultures presented by local and regional talent. This Saturday is next in the series with a spotlight on African and African-American cultures.
"Chattanooga is filled with diverse art forms. Our Folk and Traditional Arts Events will celebrate a sample of the diversity found in cultural art practiced in our city and surrounding areas," said Liza Blair, Arts manager. “These events also provide authentic, hands-on experiences that demonstrate how art brings all cultures together despite our differences.”
Many of the performances will allow children to interact with the artists and encourage audience participation.
All performances are included with Museum admission. Funding for the festival is provided through grant support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and ArtsBuild.
Schedule of Performers:
1 p.m.: West African drumming with Kofi Mawuko
2 p.m.: African inspired cooking demonstration in Culinary Corner
2:30 p.m.: Burundi folkloric dance
3 p.m.: Island Steel Pan performance