B scene: Afrobeats

Event Details

Wear your most dazzling outfits and get your dancing feet ready for the hottest fall party at the Blanton, brought to you in partnership with Club Bantu - Austin,TX! On Friday, October 26 we'll be celebrating the creativity at the heart of our new exhibition Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design. Join us for an evening of rhythmic music, tasty bites & beverages, and more -- all inspired by the bold, creative minds of Africa's leading artists and innovators. (More on the exhibition: http://bit.ly/MakingAfricaATX)

MUSIC: In collaboration with Club Bantu - Austin,TX, you'll be dancing the night away thanks to this talented selection of artists and performers.
- Selecta Rah (Afrobeats DJ) + DJ TaZ (Emcee)
- Emman LeGrand & The African Rhythmix Band (Houston based Cameroonian Band)
- (New York-based Nigerian Afrobeats Artist)
- ICE Bio (Austin based Ghanaian Afrobeats Artist)
- (Austin-born RnB musician/singer)
- Abu Sylla (Austin based Guinean Percussionist)
- (Austin based Rwandan Dance Performance Group)

TRUNK SHOW: We'll be showcasing the work of two local designers; and Toyosi Shusi. You can purchase items from their clothing range on the night and in our Museum Shop throughout the duration of the Making Africa exhibition.

FOOD & DRINK: Your favorite bartenders from will be there to wet your whistle. African street foods will be available for purchase.

MEMBER LOUNGE: Blanton Museum members get free admission and exclusive access to our relaxing member lounge, including a private bar and complimentary snacks.

GUIDED TOURS OF "Making Africa" are available at 6:30 pm, 7:00pm & 7:30pm. Tickets go quickly so be sure to sign up for a tour as soon as you arrive on the night.

TICKETS: $15 (adults & children)/ FREE for Blanton Members.

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Media Sponsor:

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design is organized by the and the and funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.

Generous funding for this exhibition at the Blanton is provided by Suzanne Deal Booth, Jeanne and Michael Klein, and Suzanne McFayden, with additional support from Ellen and David Berman.

The Blanton presentation is organized by Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art