International Artist to be Featured at Minot Event, as part of Arts Midwest World Fest. Arts Midwest and Minot Area Council of the Arts are bringing Ghanaian music to Minot.
International artist Okaidja Afroso and his group will present cultural and artistic activities throughout the week in schools and other public spaces in Minot and Glenburn as part of their residency.
On Sunday, October 9, at 7 p.m., a public welcoming celebration will be hosted at the Northwest Arts Center on the Minot State University campus for Afroso and his group.
On Thursday, October 13, at 10 a.m., a student concert will be performed in MSU’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. K–12 students and students from nearby schools are encouraged to attend. Attendance is free of charge.
On October 13 at 7 p.m., the Carnegie Center of Minot will host an event called Artists After Hours where people may get to know them and watch them perform in a relaxed setting.
On Friday, October 14 at 7 p.m., Afroso and the ensemble will perform live in a free concert at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. At the entrance, a freewill donation will be accepted.
On Saturday, October 15, at 1 pm, a community workshop will be placed at Roosevelt Park Zoo.
A collaboration between Arts Midwest, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The North Dakota Council on the Arts, and the Minot Area Council of the Arts made it possible for Afroso to visit Minot.
International Artist to be Featured at Minot Event, a Finnish world music group that will work in Minot for one week each year as part of the relationship.
Director of the Minot Local Council of the Arts Justin Anderson said, “We are very thrilled to be able to host Okaidja Afroso and to provide our community and area students this great opportunity to explore the music and culture of Ghana and the traditions of the African diaspora”.
“Arts Midwest’s mission is to make inspirational and enduring effects on Midwest communities and individuals through this initiative”, stated Torrie Allen, president, and chief executive officer of Arts Midwest.
We believe that these weeklong trips present wonderful chances for the musicians and our communities to interact through educational workshops, public concerts, and social events.
International Artist to be Featured at Minot Event. Afroso added, “This tour gives us the unique opportunity to engage with Midwest communities. We are forward to meeting with them to discuss how Ghanaian music, dance, stories, live performances, and educational outreach might advance worldwide cultural understanding.
Small Midwest communities have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about the globe from musicians in and outside of the United States thanks to Arts Midwest World Fest, which began in 2003. Afroso will be a part of World Fest’s six-state trip this October and April.