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Exploring the Diaspora: Ghana


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

EXPLORING THE DIASPORA:  Ghana

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 Power House, 1731 Baronne Street, New Orleans, with events scheduled as follows:  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 mornings.  Session One:  10:00 AM-NOON    Session Two:  NOON-2:00 PM.  Fee:  $8.00 per person  Chaperones and teacher, free.

DATE NIGHT       On Friday evenings, from 6:00-8:00 PM, a special “date night” is planned for adults.  The evening includes history, art and entertainment and  representative of the country being spotlighted.  A complete catered meal is available at a nominal fee.  Date Night Fee:  $10.00 per person

FAMILY 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   Session Two:  2:00-4:00 PM   Fee:  $10.00 per adult, $8.00 per child

Scheduled Diasporic Events:

Ghana     September 7 and 8, 2018

Senegal   October 5 and 6, 2018

Cuba       November 2 and 3, 2018

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