The GBHS presents an afternoon of activities to celebrate Emancipation Day which is observed to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent. Throughout the afternoon enjoy live music, cultural foods, dance, face painting, art exhibits and more! The event starts at 4pm and will go to approximately 7pm. Suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 per family.
There will also be a collection of non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Afro-Tribal “Dance for Africa” campaign. Afro-Tribal is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce poverty in Africa. The food collected will be shipped to a school in Magbinde Village, Sierra Leone, West Africa. For more information: www.afrotribaldance.com
•Learn traditional and modern African dance movement from Afro-Tribal
•Be Dazzled by an African Dance and Fire Eating Show by Shaka Zulu
•Get Caught up in the Rhythm with a Performance by Kpass Drummers.
•Learn how to Tie an African Head Wrap and Listen to a Performance by The God’s Coming Kingdom Singers
•Learn about Camille Turner’s Afronautic Research Lab
•Enjoy an art exhibit by Nicole Alexander and Shar Maharaj enjoy
•Dance to the music of DJ Emmitt
•Face Painting by Lisa of Lawless Creative
•Try a taste of the Caribbean with food by Desmond’s Original Authentic Jamaican Jerk