Cultural Arts Classes
Somali Kebed Weaving
Using no loom or frame, Somali nomads weave mats by hand to cover their houses. Teachers Ardho Ismail, Amina Shire, and Hawa Aden teach hands-on, immersive classes for all ages; Somali and non-Somali.
New class dates coming soon!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register, and please contact us to invite the teachers to present a workshop at your school or guild.
This program is made possible by the voters of Minnesota hrough grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Traditional Somali Dance
The Somali Museum Dance Troupe studies traditional dances from around Somalia, including Jaandheer, Hirwa, Seylaci, Buraanbur, and more. Instruction is by the amazing performer Nurto Arlato.
Somali Museum of MN: 1516 East Lake St, Minneapolis
All youth (ages 16-25) are welcome to join the class!
The Dance Troupe is also available for performances and community events. Contact email@example.com to hire the ensemble.