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The Children of Uganda perform Thursday night in Washington.
Davis Performing Arts Center
The Children of Uganda perform Thursday night in Washington.

(Jan. 25, 28) The Sesquicentennial commemoration continues
The land you’re sitting, standing or driving on right now was a battlefield one hundred and fifty years ago. You have a few opportunities to look back to that critical time in Alexandria this week. The Lyceum has A Visual Tour of Civil War Alexandria with rare photos and a lecture tonight. And if you’ve been waiting to use some of that period attire gathering dust in the closet you can relive a Civil War Ball with live music, dancing and 19th-century desserts Saturday night at Gadsby’s Tavern.

(Jan. 26) Children of Uganda, Tour of Light
East Africa’s vibrant culture and history are delivered through song and dance tomorrow night at Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center. The Children of Uganda tour the country annually to raise support and awareness for education programs back home. The performers range in age from 10 to 22 and they’re willing to bet they can get you out of your seats with nothing more than sticks, drums and soaring voices.

Music: “Flame” by So Percussion & Matmos

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