Smithsonian National Museum of African Art Presents Africa Underground

. September 14, 2011 . 0 Comments

“Africa Underground” returns Friday, Sept. 30, with “No Boundaries,” an evening of eclectic delights at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art from 7 to 11 p.m. Coming on the heels of a successful second installment of “Africa Underground” in May, this fall evening event also offers patrons the chance to enjoy refreshments, dance and the museum exhibitions, as well as performances from around the continent. Tickets are $25. Advance online purchase only. Entry includes one free drink with ticket purchase. Must be 21 to be admitted (IDs will be checked at the door).

The May “Africa Underground” event sold out in days. This installment will have several exciting new elements, including a fashion show by renowned designer Korto Momolu and music by DJ Underdog, who will spin African beats from each region of the continent from both the Smithsonian’s Haupt Gardens and a designated perch in the thick of “Africa Underground.” The evening will also feature Sahel, performing music from the Sahel region of Africa with Eme and Heteru playing music from Central Nigeria to compliment the museum’s exhibition “Central Nigeria Unmasked.”

“We look forward to our third ‘Africa Underground,’ an exciting way to celebrate the ties between Africa, the African diaspora and the world,” said Johnnetta Betsch Cole, director of the museum. “It is particularly significant that our third ‘Africa Underground’ event focuses on the entire African continent—East, West, North, South and Central Africa. My hope is that guests will once again leave with a deeper sense of the diverse and dynamic visual arts of Africa.”

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