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Rainforest Rhythms

Hand DrumRitmos del Bosque Lluvioso

Saturday, March 19, 2022 - Afoutayi

The Rainforest Rhythms series celebrates cultures in rainforest regions around the world with authentic performances of music and dance. The series offers performances for all ages and includes free admission to Olbrich’s tropical Bolz Conservatory.

While exploring the Bolz Conservatory before or after the performance, pick up an I Spy activity sheet and search for unique plants in the Bolz Conservatory! Families will have fun learning about plants related to the culture highlighted during the day's performance.


Con sus presentaciones auténticas de mI Spy Activityúsica y danza, la seriede Ritmosdel Bosque Lluvioso celebra las culturas del bosquelluvioso (de regiones tropicales y sub-tropicales) del mundo. Estaserie ofrece presentacionesartísticas para todas las edades, incluyendo admisión gratis al Olbrich’s tropical Bolz Conservatory.

Mientras usted explora el Bolz Conservatory, antes o después de la presentación artística, puede recoger una página de actividad yo espío y buscar plantas únicas en el Bolz Conservatory! Las familias disfrutarán aprendiendo sobre las plantas relacionadas con las culturas presentadas durante las actividades artísticas.


Performances at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets at the door starting one hour before each performance.

$8 - Adults (13 & up)

$4 - Children (ages 6-12)

FREE - Children (5 & under)

Admission includes entry to Olbrich's tropical Bolz Conservatory

Doors open to the performance space approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Las presentaciones artísticas serán a las 11:00 am y 1:30 pm.
Las entradas estarán disponibles una hora antes de cada presentación.

$8 - Adultos (13 y mayores)
$4 - Niños (6-12)
GRATIS – (5 y menores)
La Admisión incluye entrada al Olbrich's tropical Bolz Conservatory

Las puertas del recinto son abiertas, aproximadamente 30 minutos antes de cada espectáculo.


Saturday, March 19 , 2022 - Afoutayi

Afoutayi is Minnesota’s foremost Haitian arts and cultural organization. Until 2018, Afoutayi presented its hallmark annual festival and developed it into a hub for Afro-centric movement and music through its collaborations with notable artists from the African and Afro-Caribbean diaspora. Today, Afoutayi hosts residencies, workshops, ceremonies, and lectures in schools and the community to challenge students and attendees to think and move outside of their familiar habits.

Explore Past Years' Virtual Rainforest Rhythms (2021)


February 2021

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Take a trip to Cuba! Here you will be entertained by the Cuban music of Charanga Agozá and the dance moves of Madison Rueda. You’ll learn about citrus hybrids, the history of coffee in Cuba, and a critically endangered palm tree that is endemic to the island. And you’ll visit Madison’s sister city, Camagüey, where you will learn about the poet Nicholás Guillén.

Charanga Agoza Band Photo


March 2021

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Take a trip to Laos. Here you’ll enjoy a Hmong dance that celebrates the New Year, a song written and performed in Hmong by Jordan Xiong, and a cooking demonstration of thum mak hoong using unripe papaya. Then you’ll encounter the largest flower in the world, a strangely non-carnivorous pitcher plant, along with a variety of unique banana plants.

Soulful Productions Dancer Photo


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