An amazing long weekend in the most exciting city in the world . . . exploring public art created by noted African Americans in Manhattan. The first trip of its kind we mix a visit the African Burial Grounds National Monument, an extensive tour of public art in Harlem, a hip hop grafitti tour all while dipping into galleries, and museums exhibits featuring African and African American Artist’s works. Dine in unforgettable locations and shop to your hearts content. Click here for details
Cali & Cartagena, Colombia
Afro Colombian Petronio Alverez Music Festival
September 19 - 28, 2013
$3850 Double Occupancy /$4850 Single Occupancy
Sponsored by the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, IL.
& Obsidian Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN
Join us on an extraordinary journey to Colombia to learn about the heritage & traditions of African Descendants of this South American country. We will explore the History and Present Day expressions from the Caribbean Coast to the Pacific. Traveling to Cartagena & vicinity, we visit a community called San Basilio Palenque, established in honor of Cimarron, liberator and martyr, Benkos Bioho. San Basilio developed an internal creole language, designed to keep information tightly held within the community.
Following our explorations of the Caribbean Coast, we travel to Cali, to attend the world renowned Festival del Pacifico Petronio Alvarez to learn about and become immersed in the rhythms of Pacific Colombia. Rhythms such as the marimba and chirimia are amazingly vibrant and mesmerizing. Entering its 16th year, the Festival de Musica del Pacifico Petronio Alvarez is the most important festival of its kind and has made groups famous. Click here for details Additional info
South African Art Venture & Optional Safari
Cape Town, Johannesburg and Kruger National Reserve
October 15 - 23, 2013
Obsidian Arts invites you to explore magnificent South Africa through the lens of art. This 7-day art-venture, with an optional 3-day safari extension, aims to enhance your knowledge of the cultural, geographic, and artistic legacy of this dynamic contemporary nation. Together we will take a brief art and culture oriented tour through the rich, dramatic history of South Africa. We have chosen three diverse destinations that we feel will provide the broadest experience of this emerging nation: Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Reserve. Click here for details
Cape Town & Johannesburg Only -
$5852 Double Occ. / $7469 Single Occ.
Cape Town, Johannesburg & Safari –
$8557 Double Occ. / $10,965 Single Occ.