"Environment Concern" was painted by children at Kidwalime Primary School in Namungona. In Uganda Art Consortium's workshop, the children are encouraged to be environmentally aware by using recycled materials and cleaning up areas where malaria-spreading mosquitoes breed.
Jan. 24-27: Uganda art for AIDS kids
Northeast D.C.'s Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ is currently displaying art by Ugandan children and adults. The exhibit features artwork by HIV-AIDS patients enrolled in Uganda Art Consortium's therapy programs. There will also be bold, colorful pieces from the organization's children's art workshop, plus work by the adult artists who volunteer their time and money to brighten up the lives of the less fortunate.
Jan. 25: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Grammy Award-winning a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is coming to Strathmore tomorrow night, where the singers will perform popular South African folk songs from their latest album, Songs From a Zulu Farm.
Jan. 25-31: Beware of Mr. Baker
The award-winning documentary Beware of Mr. Baker opens tomorrow at West End Cinema. The film is directed by D.C. native Jay Bulger and explores the life and legacy of bad-boy drummer Ginger Baker, who famously played with Cream and Blind Faith before moving to Nigeria, where he was influenced by Fela Kuti, the father of AfroBeat.
Music: "Mektoub" by Ginger Baker