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Dancing Stories with April C. Turner

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    Kick off your Black History Month celebration at the Museum of the Cape Fear as they present Dancing Stories with April C. Turner. Turner uses dances, stories and songs from traditional West African culture to affirm community-building concepts, such as working together, integrity and perseverance. The meanings and uses of the songs and dances are demonstrated in a fun, high-energy, inspiring journey. The audience will have fun when the language Wolof, a West African language, is introduced to them. Together, Turner and the audience will explore the language of African dance symbols.

    Dancing Stories explores African folklore and demonstrates ways that African stories can bring a community together. At the end of the presentation, audience members are invited to participate in playing music together as a community. The program is a well-rounded cultural experience focusing on the strength of art to inspire, unite and educate.

    Photo Credit: April C. Turner

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