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WaZobia Arts offers interactive – artistic collaboration, facilitates cultural awareness, and celebrates diversity lead by Artistic Director Sunny Eselekhomhen. WaZoBia brings together people of all ages and ethnicities to bring awareness through educational programs that reflect rich West African culture. This includes: art workshops, batik- making, rhythmic music, drum-making, school programs, traditional dye, gourd work, poetry workshops, painting, participatory dance, ceramics, traditional food/ medicines, and recycled/ repurposed artwork. In addition to the interactive elements, WaZoBia also offers excursions to diverse African regions, to immerse students and participants in experiences that will enrich and educate them in authentic West African artistic traditions.
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