Discover African Rhythms at the Museum of York County

Martin Luther King Day School’s Out program features story and song

ROCK HILL, SC – Enjoy the songs, stories and music of the Shona culture of Zimbabwe at “African Rhythms,” 11-11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill.

Michael Williams, professor of music and director of percussion studies at Winthrop University, will perform using the mbira or thumb piano.

The Settlemyre Planetarium will show “Follow the Drinking Gourd” at noon and 2 p.m. Viewers will learn how slaves in Alabama and Mississippi used the Big Dipper and a song to find their way to freedom in Canada before the Civil War.

FREE with general admission: $5 adult, $4 senior, $3 youth ages 4-17. Ages 3 and younger and members, free.

African Rhythms
11 a.m. Monday, January 18
Museum of York County
4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC

The Culture & Heritage Museums is a linked system of cultural institutions in York County, SC, which includes Historic Brattonsville, McCelvey Center, Museum of York County, the future museum on the Catawba River and the new children's museum in Old Town Rock Hill.