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May 28, 2022

In collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, Providence World Music Institute will host a unique heritage showcase featuring the Burundian Inanga, titled: Finding the Spirit of Inanga on Saturday, May 28th, 2022  from  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM in the African Gallery of the MFA. This event will provide a rare cultural learning experience, taking visitors on a spectacular journey through time and space, featuring the Inanga, a unique and significant musical instrument of the  Urundi people from the Great Lakes region of Africa. This interactive musical showcase will also offer the exciting opportunity to learn directly from the musicians who own these beautiful pieces of cultural history through live performances and a panel discussion with Inanga artists and scholars. The goal of this event is to foster an appreciation for timeless musical traditions and share the rich musical history and knowledge carried by African griots and their instruments. 


Curating this event is a part of Providence World Music Institute’s ongoing mission to celebrate, promote and enrich the musical traditions and arts of African refugees and immigrants for present and future generations. We thank our partners, whose generous support has made this event possible: The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University, Museum of Fine Art Boston.

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