Zimbabwean Musician and Cultural Icon to Perform at Wonder Works
Saturday, July 19 at 4pm
Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance sponsors concert showcasing the diversity of music with David Gweshe and the Boterekwa Dance Troupe
Oak Park, Illinois - July 8, 2008 - Wonder Works, a childrens museum in Oak Park, welcomes legendary performer and cultural icon David Gweshe and the Boterekwa Dance Troupe as performers on Saturday, July 19 at 4pm.
Gweshe is known for teaching and spreading the music, culture and spirit of the Zimbabwean people. An advocate for music and arts education, he has worked for the inclusion of these programs in schools across Zimbabwe. Gweshe believes in building greater cultural understanding by breaking down barriers between people with diverse backgrounds, and facilitating dialogue through music, dance, storytelling and the arts.
Tickets are $5 for members, $8 for non-members and free for children under age one.
About Wonder Works
Wonder Works, a Children's Museum in Oak Park, provides a hands-on environment intended to strengthen the social, emotional and intellectual development of children up to age 10. The 6,400 square foot museum, located at 6445 West North Avenue in Oak Park, includes exhibits, educational programming, a retail store and a children's party room. The museum is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm. Admission is $5 per person and free for members and children under age one. For more information about field trips, birthday parties and after-hours parties call 708.383.4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.