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Sankofa Experience Cincinnati
March 2, 2019 - March 24, 2019
Experience Sankofa$10 – $15
Experience Sankofa Cincinnati and Celebrate Key Moments in African-American Arts and Culture
Experience Sankofa Cincinnati, an immersive arts Cosplay cultural exchange that will be in the Tri-State until March 24, 2019. A 2019 People’s Liberty Globe Grant winner, Experience Sankofa is the brainchild of Jennie Wright, Experience Sankofa’s Chief Imagination Officer.
Sankofa experiences are presented in 45 minutes intervals, from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday through Friday. Museum exhibits are open noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are available to purchase online for $10-$15.
Each time period will feature a Museum Display Monday through Thursday and LIVE interactive performances on Thursday – Sunday. The museum displays will feature artifacts from the era, descriptions of major happenings, photos and a scavenger hunt for all ages.
Check out the schedule below:
3/2- Opening Day 1-5 pm Get a sampler of The Breaks and an opportunity to explore the elements of Hip Hop (Breakin’, Emceeing, Tagging, and DJing)
3/7- Breakin’ Dance Party- 7-9 pm (demonstrations and instruction)
3/8- The Cypher 7-10 pm Watch or participate as emcees go head to head in lyrical battle!
3/9- Ladies First!- 7-10 pm Pay homage to the trailblazing ladies of Hip Hop
3/14- Beat Battle- 7-9 pm Watch or participate as producers unleash their beats.
3/15- Poetry Open Mic 7-10 pm Featuring the dopest poetry of the time. Come share your 1970-1990 Hip Hop inspired poems.
3-16- East Coast vs. West Coast 7-10 pm The East Coast/West Coast feud was one the most important moments in the history of hip-hop. Essentially, a lyrical, and ultimately physical, battle arose. Enjoy the music and explore the roots of this infamous rivalry.
3/21 Sip n Paint 7-10 pm Pay homage to the art of the time as you get your sip on and create a Basquiat inspired work.
3/22 Old School Karaoke 7-10 pm Come out for a night of Old School Hip Hop Karaoke fun!
3/23 House Party 1-5 pm Help us close out Sankofa at this fun, free community Day! Spend a day at Sankofa and get a sampling of the elements of Hip Hop.
About The Sankofa Experience
“The word Sankofa means ‘Go Back and Get It’ in the Twi tongue of the Akan Tribe of Ghana,” says Wright.
Sankofa will use audience participation drama, live performances and museum exhibits to explore and celebrate two watershed moments in African American arts and culture – the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s-1940s and the dawn of Hip Hop in 1970s-1990s. The past will unfold at People’s Liberty performance and exhibit space at the Globe Furniture building at 1805 Elm St. in Over The Rhine.