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African Fest Offers Local Students Global Perspective

WBFF previews BSA’s Africa Now festival:

“The Baltimore School for the Arts is pushing a global perspective for its students through a yearlong focus on African contributions to arts, culture, dance, sociological, political and science fields. The theme of the year is ‘Africa Now,’ and next week a festival kicks off with multiple events each day to highlight lessons learned as students continue to become well-informed global citizens.

The program will let kids meet the Nigerian artist Laolu Senbajo – whose work you may recognize from a scene of Lemonadefeaturing a body-painted Beyoncé. They’ll hear from a renowned curator and sculptor on the portrayal of the African diaspora in art and stage an original performance, The Marketplace of Ghana. Students will see a film screening on Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, and much more.”

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