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Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration

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Come to a Friends program for children called Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration. This will be a high-energy fusion of percussive dance, traditional music, and rousing call-and-response. Three performers of The Seventh Principle demonstrate both traditional African dance and modern African-American dance while teaching about the respective cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. Children will understand how dance and music are infused into elements of everyday life in West African communities, and how the arts play an important role as an expression of cultural identity. Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration connects children to the history of African dance and cultures and celebrates the unique ability the art form has to bring people together around the world. No registration is required. For more program information, please visit the library's website at www.hersheylibrary.org