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Africa and the Middle East at Bethel Woods

April 7, 2011

BETHEL, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts will host two free, interactive performances that pay tribute to different cultures and performing arts. These family-friendly performances will educate the audience, incorporating the legacy and future of Arabic and African drum music. Kofi and Sankofa African Drum and Dance Ensemble will perform on Sunday, April 10, followed by internationally acclaimed Arab musician Simon Shaheen on Saturday, May 7. Both performances are at 2 p.m. in the Event Gallery.
Admission is free, but a ticket is required and can be ordered at For assistance in registering school groups, email Elaine Muscara at or call 845/295-2446.
Additional Event Gallery and Pavilion Stage performances will be announced shortly. Visit