The DuSable Museum of African American History

A Celebration of Yemanjá

A Celebration of Yemanjá

Yemanjà known throughout the Diaspora as the Goddess of fresh water lakes. She is the essence of womanhood, and the protector of children. Join us at the DuSable Museum for Afoxe’ a carnival tradition of Bahia Brazil which expresses African identity through singing, drumming and dancing with Guest Lecturer Mr.Kevin Davison; the Exhibitions Designer. Najwa Dance Corps will bring joyous, fascinating life to the African-Brazilian culture through dance; Gingarte Capoeira Chicago, lively show and demonstrations of capoeira; performance artist; Sister Iya Adesanya –Kerr’s rendition of Yemanja’ through story telling; a sample taste of Sinha’ Delicious Brazilian Cuisine; and a Positive- Wishes White Balloon Release!