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Lend an Ear to the Voice of Africa

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The Mondays in the Park concert series ends tonight with a glimpse at the vivid music and dance of Africa.---

The series has traveled all over the globe this season while never straying from its home at the Chase Home Museum in Liberty Park. Cultural arts from Polynesia, Brazil and Japan, to name a few, performed by local performing-arts troupes have been on display at the outdoor stage during this six-week season. Mondays in the Park is a collaboration between the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and Excellence in the Community.

And the series will end with a bang (and a pop and a slap from the many-present drums) with Visions of Africa. “Our wish is to depict these through the storytelling nature of our performances and complete immersion of audiences into the wealth of knowledge that lies within the spirit of our dances,” wrote the group in a press release. “We stand as the advocates of a continent whose voices often goes unheard. We are the Voice of Africa.” Countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Zambia, Mali and Namibia are represented by the members of the group, whom will perform this evening.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. on the outdoor stage.

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