Assembly and Outreach Programs

Assembly Programs: Cultural Awareness & History

CAKE Village

C.A.K.E. African Village Assemblies educates and entertains audiences on western, eastern and southern African history and culture through the art of narrating, singing, drumming and/or dancing. Our sub-saharan African culture-infused lecture-demonstration is an interesting introduction to world's second largest continent. Our most popular assemblies are African Folktales, Big Five Safari Animals, The Maasai Tribe of Kenya, Explore & Move - Ethiopia!, Explore & Move - Nigeria!, History of the West African Drum, African Drum & Dance Concerts, African Theatre/Play Ensemble and West African Dance Troupes. This is an enjoyable and memorable way to experience the richness and diversity of the African heritage.
The CAKE Village Educational Lecture-Demonstration has been well-received by daycares and elementary schools throughout the Chicagoland area. We also offer Corporate Diversity appreciation activities.
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Contact Info
Address: 611 E Main St, East Dundee, Illinois 60118. Kane County. Tel:  224-699-9968. Email: Website: Hrs: Mon.-Thurs. 9AM-4PM. Contact: Linda Smith,, 224-699-9968.
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-8th. Activity Type: Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 35 to 45 minutes. Regions Served: Chicago, Illinois. Cost: Fee.