African Culture Connection Streaming Event

Opera House

Red Cloud Opera House
413 N. Webster Street
Red Cloud, 68970
United States

African Culture Connection endeavors to promote understanding of Africa's unique place in the world through drumming, dancing, and visual arts. The group promotes unity and multiculturalism while offering audience members fun, social, and physical activities.

Executive Director Charles Ahovissi, formerly of the Ballet National of Benin, West Africa, creates an authentic African village ambiance, utilizing traditional costume and instruments to teach history, music, art, and dance. Thus, the group provides a multicultural experience through a truly hands-on interaction with African culture. 

We will be streaming a pre-recorded performance on Saturday, October 17, and will share the private link for viewing with paid ticket holders. An encore presentation in the Opera House, along with live Zoom sessions with the artists, will be scheduled at a later date.

For educators, students, and the general public, there will also be a free Zoom Q&A about African Culture Connection's lesson plan materials scheduled at a later date. To participate remotely, please fill out this brief Google form and we will send you a link to the Q&A. Please contact Rachel Olsen, Education Coordinator, at or (402) 746-2653 with any additional questions. 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Gary and Beverly Meyer
Casey's General Store  

Funding was provided by Humanities Nebraska and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this arts event through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Health Precautions: We are following guidelines from the South Heartland District Health Department for Phase IV of the Directed Health Measure. Performances at the Opera House will occur with maximum attendance at 75% of rated occupancy. Most seats will be available in pairs, with a distance of six feet between each group of seats. Face coverings are to be worn at all times while inside the Opera House. Concessions will not be available, but patrons are welcome to bring a water bottle (no glass).