“Light on Culture” Haitian Artistic Traditions

November 13, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Free Admission

“Light on Culture” on Saturday, November 13 features Gaston Jean-Baptiste, known as Bonga, a highly accomplished and well-traveled drummer and multi-instrumentalist from Haiti. Bonga delivers deeply felt performances celebrating Haiti’s rich cultural heritage and traditions. Admission is free all day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with free tours and programs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Inspired by the Museum’s current exhibitions Every Stitch Counts and Bold Independence, Bonga offers a unique atmosphere of healing, inner peace, joy, and connection. Accompanied by his children, Bonga performs music using traditional Haitian and Pan-African rhythms. Visitors of all ages get first-hand perspective and better understanding of Haitian culture.

“Light on Culture” scheduled programs:

1:00 p.m.: Performance by Bonga Jean-Baptiste
2:00 p.m.: Tour of Every Stitch Counts and Bold Independence
2:30 p.m.: Performance by Bonga Jean-Baptiste
3:30 p.m.: Tour of Every Stitch Counts and Bold Independence

*Performances last approximately one hour and tours are approximately 30 minutes and held after each program.

This event is made possible by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Folk and Traditional Arts Partnership.

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