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Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie (Francophone Month) celebration.
Each March, more than 33 million people around the world celebrate le Mois de la Francophonie, a global initiative led by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie to highlight the diversity of French-speaking cultures. This year AFMSP will be will be showcasing Senegal’s rich, historical, and cultural diversity through a range of events over the course of March.
The opening ceremony ‘Ndajé Téranga’’ commences Saturday, March 4, at Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul. The ceremony will feature a historical and cultural overview of Senegal, a fashion show, hair braiding and a Senegalese dance session.
As part of the month-long celebration, there will be a special appearance from SénéQueb rapper and artist Webster, who will be performing March 23 at Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. The artist will also be hosting a writing workshop at AFMSP on Saturday, March 25.
Other events include Senegalese pottery with Adama Sow, creator of ceramics company CeramicSow, on March 11; a Wolof class along with Senegalese tea on Saturday, March 18; and Soirée Djembés, a live drum performance with Senegalese percussionist Ghana Mbaye. Le Mois de la Francophonie will close out with a round table discussion on the role of Senegalese women in Senegal and in the USA.
Admission for the opening celebration is $15 for AF members, $20 for the general public and $10 for children under the age of 14. For more information contact Alliance Française at 612 332 0436 or email@example.com.
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