Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Christelle S. Gorman, Chair, African Advisory Committee

What Africa Underground means to you and what it means to the Diaspora
Why does it appeal to you? Why do you think it's a great event to attract new and old comers to the museum? 

Africa Underground is a cultural mosaic.  It is a unique opportunity to experience African and Brazilian culture, fashion, art and music.  It is a great way to network, reconnect with old and new art and most importantly, connect with new and old friends.  To the diaspora, it is a positive way to promote Africa, to shine the light on the beauty, the diversity, the culture, the food and music of the African continent and uplift its roots throughout the world.

This is a great event for new and old comers to come and enjoy breathtaking exhibitions such as “African Mosaic” which showcases the sculpture “Toussaint Louverture et la vieille esclave” created by famed Senegalese artist Ousmane Sow and “artists in Dialogue 2” which shows an artistic and cultural dialogue between an African Artist (Sandile Zulu from South Africa) and a Brazilian Artist (Henrique Oliveira).
I am particularly looking forward to dancing to the beat of African and Brazilian music, perfecting my samba moves, enjoying African wine,    Come and Enjoy dance performances, refreshments, drinks and Afro-Beat/Brazilian tunes spun by internationally acclaimed DJ Adrian Loving and DJ Munch.  This event will leave you with a deeper appreciation of art, music and culture. It's an event you will not want to miss!!!! Come and celebrate “la joie de vivre”.

Christelle S. Gorman (Côte d’Ivoire), Chair, African Advisory Committee, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art


  1. Will you be hosting this event again in the near future. I would like to attend, but it is sold out.

    Rebecca Williams

  2. So sad that it's sold out. Are there any press passes available?