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Step Afrika retraces the migration of African Americans from the South to the North with drums, dance, voice and jazz.
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Step Afrika retraces the migration of African Americans from the South to the North with drums, dance, voice and jazz.

(June 15-26) Step in the name of Afrika

D.C.'s Step Afrika debuts "The Migration" Wednesday at Northeast Washington's Atlas Performing Arts Center. Inspired by the celebrated "Great Migration" series by American painter Jacob Lawrence, the production employs jazz, vocals, drums and dance to depict the movement of African-Americans from the Southern United States to the North during the early 20th century.

(June 15-Dec. 2011) Metamosaics

An exemplary collection of North African mosaic designs is on display at the Mall’s National Museum of African Art through December. "The Art of the African Mosaic" showcases the diverse works of historical and contemporary art the museum has acquired over the past decade.

(June 15-23) 'Louder Than a Bomb'

Teens in Chicago have been getting together every year since 2001 to collaborate and compete in the "Louder Than a Bomb" poetry slam. A documentary by the same name follows four teams through the 2008 event at Washington's West End Cinema until next Thursday.

(June 18) This one's for you, dog

"Jam for the Animals" brings two stages of local bands and all sorts of crafts to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds all day Saturday to benefit man's best friend and cats, too. A number of animal shelters and rescues will be in attendance.

Music: "Tinokumbria Kuziva" by Hallelujah Chicken Run Band

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