The Magic of African Rhythms: BalanKora: A Harvest of Memories

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Sunday, 2017, December 10 - 3:00pm
Presented in partnership with North Carolina Museum of History .
Venue: 
5 E Edenton St
Raleigh, 27601

The Magic of African Rhythms share the beauty and spirit of Kwanzaa through music and stories. The sounds of the balan and kora - griot instruments from West Africa -  reconnect audiences to distant traditions. Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates and teaches about the Seven Principles (Swahili: Nguzo Saba) of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing family, community, and culture among African American people as well as Africans throughout the world African community. These values are: unity; self determination; collective work and responsibility; cooperative economics; purpose; creativity; and faith. 

We will be collecting canned goods for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina at this concert!

Street parking is free on weekends in downtown Raleigh, and the lot across Wilmington Street from the Museum is also free on the weekend. Learn more about parking options in downtown Raleigh

A ramp from Edenton St provides access to the Museum’s main entrance. A ramp is also available from Jones St. Wheelchairs for interior use are available free of charge at the Museum information desk. The Museum entrance closest to the auditorium is a staircase that leads up to glass doors on Edenton St.

Large print program notes and assistive listening devices will be available. Please call PineCone’s office at 919-664-8333 if you have any questions, or contact the Museum directly: 919-807-7900.

Food Drive benefiting Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina - logo includes an illustration of North Carolina in gray, with the area of the state served by the Food Bank shaded green.For the past several years, PineCone and the Museum have held a food drive in conjunction with the December Music of the Carolinas concert. The Museum has been collecting food since mid-November; this year’s food drive will wrap up on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

There are more than 635,000 people in central and eastern NC who are food insecure, meaning they are unable to consistently access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. One third of these are children. You can help by bringing at least two cans of food to this concert. Child-friendly items such as pop-top cans, cereal bars, fruit cups, and peanut butter, along with canned fruits and vegetables, canned beans and soup, whole grain pasta and rice are appreciated. Non-food essentials such as hygiene items, household items, and paper products are particularly needed. If you prefer to donate money directly to the Food Bank, you can donate via the Food Bank website, or send a check to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Attn: Accounting, 1924 Capital Blvd. Raleigh, NC, 27604.

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