LEAF presents: Legends of Africa

Cultural Arts Showcase featuring Masankho Banda, LEAF International Rwanda & LEAF International Tanzania
Mon, May 15 Show: 11am
Doors: 10:30am
$5 adults
$3 students

On Monday, May 15 from 11am-12pm, LEAF invites the community to a culturally rich performance by Masankho Banda, LEAF International Rwanda and LEAF International Tanzania at The Orange Peel. This performance is a fantastic opportunity for school field trips, homeschoolers, all those who want to continue the LEAF weekend, or cannot make to LEAF Festival to experience an electrifying cultural performance. The 44th LEAF Festival will be taking place the weekend prior (May 11-14) and is set to IGNITE & INSPIRE featuring Legends of Africa! This showcase will bring the energy from Lake Eden direct to Downtown Asheville!

Masankho Banda, a multi-disciplinary Performing Artist, InterPlay Leader, Spiritual Healer, and Peace Builder from Malawi, Central Africa will headline the showcase and be accompanied by LEAF International Rwanda and LEAF International Tanzania. Masankho learned to dance and tell stories in his country growing up as a child. The students will learn songs and dances of gratitude from Malawi, Nigeria, Zimbabwe & South Africa. The focus will be gratitude for our ancestors, gratitude for things of nature, gratitude for love and for friendship. Masankho brings this learning to all his presentations and classes. Masankho is the recipient of the “Unsung Heroes of Compassion” Award awarded by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in May, 2001.

For more information on LEAF International Rwanda, please click HERE.

For more information on LEAF International Tanzania, please click HERE.

LEAF is delighted to share this wonderful opportunity to learn about and experience a taste Africa. *This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. School groups are encouraged. All ages, stages & walks of life welcome! Advance booking recommended.

School & Group Discounts Available! Please Email: cortina@theLEAF.org or call 828-686-8742 to reserve.