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2015 WINTER DINING GUIDE

It's time for our annual roundup of the best in Connecticut dining,featuring both our readers' choices and our experts' picks in more than 30 cuisine categories, from American to vegetarian.

BEST PIZZA IN CONNECTICUT

READERS' CHOICE 

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Nick Fradiani Performing Springsteen on 'American Idol' as He Shoots for the Finale

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Weekend Best Bets: Jay Leno, Thread City Hop Fest, Music in Mystic and More

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Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show May 9 at Connecticut Historical Society Marries Designs of Past and Present

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The American Fine Craft Show Brings More Than 130 Craft Artists to Hartford

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Health & Wellness

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Madison Preserving Civilian Conservation Corps Camp From Depression

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Music and Dance of Africa and the Caribbean with Sankofa Kuumba at Windsor Historical Society February 9

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Feb 9, 2013
2:00 pm until 3:00 pm

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Music and Dance of Africa and the Caribbean with Sankofa Kuumba at Windsor Historical Society February 9

Music and Dance of Africa and the Caribbean with Sankofa Kuumba at Windsor Historical Society February 9

On Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m. (snow date Sunday, February 10, 3 p.m. but please call first), experience the richness and astonishing beauty of African culture through dance, music, storytelling, and art which has flowed from Africa toward the Caribbean and the United States for centuries. Costumed musicians and performers from Hartford’s Sankofa Kuumba Cultural Arts Consortium will take audience members on a journey through the African Diaspora, starting in Africa to honor the ancestors who came from there. 

Audience members will be incorporated into the performance, first by learning a few phrases and commands in an African language.  Stories and songs performed by the group will provide a window into African, African-Caribbean, and African-American history and culture. Ensemble members, who always perform wearing traditional African garb with traditional instruments, will demonstrate different rhythms and sounds of drums and perform some dances.   After these performances, audience volunteers may be called on to learn some simple drum rhythms and dance moves. 

Audience members will leave the performance with deeper understanding and appreciation for traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora which have become such a central aspect of American culture, including social and sacred dance, improvisational polyrhythmic music, and bold abstract visual and textile art.   Sankofa Kuumba’s program is designed to draw audience members of different backgrounds closer together.   Cost for the program is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for WHS members.  This performance is supported by a Connecticut Humanities grant for Civil War programming.

The Windsor Historical Society, founded in 1921, invites visitors to explore the people, places, and events that have shaped Windsor for nearly four centuries.  The Society’s museum includes changing and permanent exhibition galleries; a hands-on history learning center for families; a research library and manuscript collection housing Windsor photographs, documents, ephemera, and genealogical materials, a museum shop and two historic houses open to the public--the 1758 Strong-Howard House and the 1767 Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. 

The Windsor Historical Society is located at 96 Palisado Avenue (Route 159) and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  General admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students and free to children under 12 and WHS members.  Call (860) 688-3813 or visit us on the web at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org for directions to the Society and more information about programs or volunteer opportunities.  To receive e-reminders for public programs, please send your e-mail address to jalberti@windsorhistoricalsociety.org.

Cost $6/adults; $5/seniors & students; $4/Society members.
Location

Windsor Historical Society
96 Palisado Avenue
Windsor, CT
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SponsorConnecticut Humanities Council

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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