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Africa comes to Queens when the York College Performing Arts Center presents, “The African Drum,” where kids ages 3–7 sing and dance their way on a trip through the grasslands.

Kijana and her animal friends — including talking leopards, a wise old loon and a turtle — teach life’s lessons as they lead the children on a wondrous adventure through storytelling, and such traditional African folk tales as “How the Animals Got Their Colors,” “How the Turtle Got Its Shell,” and “Why the Egret Flies Free.”

The fables are accompanied by original and traditional African music performed on the “talking drum” and other authentic African instruments.

Tickets are $15, and group rates are available. Performance dates are Feb. 15 at 10 am and 11:30 am.

York College Performing Arts Center, 92-40 Guy Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica; (212) 724–0677; www.shadowboxtheatre.org.

Reach reporter Joanna DelBuono at jdelbuono@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2523.

Updated 11:55 am, December 12, 2016
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