Motherland Cultural Connections, curator of unique Afro-centric cultural experience, will perform at Hope College on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The “Motherland House Concert: Elimu Experience” has been organized by the college’s Pan-African Student Association (PASA).  “Elimu” translates from Swahili as “education,” and the performance includes dance, singing or drumming lessons bringing together immigrant and refugee creatives and the audience. 

Motherland Cultural Connections are a platform for immigrants of Afro-heritage, engaging their skills and talents and to provide services that are culturally competent and useful to their communities and its organizations.  They aim to create a safe space for the members of the community to come together through music, food and education to learn about each other, thereby destroying negative stereotypes that hinder growth in the community.  More information about Motherland Cultural Connections can be found online at

The event is being co-sponsored by the college’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Pan-African Student Association and campus-wide GROW (Growing Relationships through diverse Opportunities to strengthen involvement in an ever-changing World) initiative.

Audience members who need assistance to fully enjoy any event at Hope are encouraged to contact the college’s Events and Conferences Office by emailing or calling 616-395-7222 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Updates related to events are posted when available in the individual listings at

Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion requests and encourages wearing masks indoors.

The Maas Center is located at 264 Columbia Ave., between 10th and 13th streets.