The evening will also feature Sahel, performing music from the Sahel region of Africa with Eme and Heteru playing music from Central Nigeria to compliment the museum's exhibition "Central Nigeria Unmasked." Tickets are $25. Advance online purchase only.
"We look forward to our third 'Africa Underground,' an exciting way to celebrate the ties between Africa, the African diaspora and the world," Johnetta Betsch Cole, director of the museum, said in a statement. "It is particularly significant that our third 'Africa Underground' event focuses on the entire African continent—East, West, North, South and Central Africa. My hope is that guests will once again leave with a deeper sense of the diverse and dynamic visual arts of Africa."
"Africa Underground" is held four times a year in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Each event is themed and features works of art, cuisine from the African diaspora from area restaurants, specialty cocktails, creative art activities, live performances and music entertainment from emerging DJs or music groups.
Support for "Africa Underground" is provided by Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio & Associates PC, hushhush.com, Toni Ritzenberg and Afren Plc and Jerusalem restaurant of Virginia.
The National Museum of African Art is America's only museum dedicated to the collection, conservation, study and exhibition of traditional and contemporary African art.
The museum, which is located at 950 Independence Ave. in Southwest, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Dec. 25. Admission is free.
For more information, call (202) 633-4600 or visit the National Museum of African Art's website at africa.si.edu.