February 19, 2007
Africa Day at ASU
Augusta, Ga. – The Not Gaddy Drummers, a presentation on Why are There No Great Women Kente Weavers in Ghana?, and African dress will be the highlights of Africa Day on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Augusta State University.
The Not Gaddy Drummers, a local group of drummers, will perform from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. outside between Allgood Hall and the Jaguar Student Activities Center.
Mariama Ross, assistant professor of art education at Georgia State University, will discuss the cultural aspects of kente weaving in Ghana at noon in E151 Allgood Hall. According research by Dr. Ross, kente weaving is supposedly only done by men and that taboos are related to women’s fertility. She has also found that only a few women have broken the tradition.
Africa Day is in conjunction with Black History Month at ASU. For more information, call Angela Bratton in ASU’s Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy at 706-737-1709.