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Exploring the Diaspora: Senegal


  • Ashé Power House 1731 Baronne St. New Orleans, LA 70113 USA (map)

EXPLORING THE DIASPORA:  Senegal

Youngsters, Adults Travel the Diaspora Without Leaving New Orleans

Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents Exploring the Diaspora, an event designed to create an awareness of African-Americans’ contributions to New Orleans.  Diasporic pavilions, will feature each country’s history, art, culture, storytelling, food, décor and more.   The site will be the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans.  The venue will be converted to replicate the aesthetics of each country, including its art and atmosphere. 

The format includes:

FIELD TRIP         Experiences for students happen on Friday morning.  Session One:  10:00 AM-NOON    Session Two:  NOON-2:00 PM.  Fee:  $8.00 per person  Chaperones and teachers, free.

AN EVENING IN SENEGAL       On Friday evening, from 6:00-8:00 PM, spend an evening in Senegal.  The night includes history, art and entertainment.  Authentic Senegalese cooking will be highlighted.  Fee:  $10.00 per person

FUN DAY       Saturday is reserved for family interaction.  Families get the full field trip experience, which includes crafts, a snack representative of the country and entertainment.   Session One:  12:00-2:00 PM    

Fee:  $10.00 per adult traveling without children; $8.00 per child, free for accompanying adult

Upcoming Diasporic Event:

Exploring Cuba       November 2 and 3, 2018

Earlier Event: September 28
Theater: "A Love Like This"
Later Event: October 7
Agenda for Children Retirement Party